Costa Smeralda - named after a stunning stretch of land on the northeast coast of Italy's Sardinia - brings exciting modernity to the Costa Cruises fleet. The utmost care has been taken in all aspects of her design, from the classy yet simple decor to the environmental aspects of the ship. Using the 'cleanest' fossil fuel available, Liquefied Natural Gas, she will emit minimal exhaust gas emissions.
Dine lavishly at one of the four main restaurants, or in the comfortable atmosphere at Sagra Del Sapori or Tutti a Tavola buffets. The main restaurants are La Colombina, Il Meneghino, Arlecchino, and Il Rugantino; each restaurant has a sleek and stylish design, and Il Rugantino is connected to a terrace - Terrazza Superba - allowing guests to sit and dine al fresco with a beautiful sea view.
There are two exclusive restaurants; Panorama is reserved for suite passengers, and Bellavista is reserved for Perla Diamante Club passengers.
There are also three speciality restaurants, which are available to all guests at a supplement charge. These are Pizzeria Pummid’oro, offering delicious, freshly made pizza, Laboratorio Del Gusto - a fun design-your-own restaurant, and Teppanyaki, for elegant and delectable Japanese cuisine.
Participate in Costa Cruises’ Liquid entertainment, with musicals and shows at the Colosseum and Piazza Trastevere. Or if you’d prefer an evening socialising with a drink or two, explore the Grande Bellezza with its bubbly vibrant atmosphere in the heart of the ship. Here there is a Spritz bar and regular live performances. There are plenty of other bars to try, plus regular street entertainment popping up in the ship’s public areas. If you are one who enjoys a little flutter, there’s the Casino Laguna where you can try your luck on a range of gambling games.
As well as the gym facilities there are four pools onboard to help you stay in shape during your cruise. La Spiaggia is the central pool, Settimo Cielo is the outside pool, and the remaining two pools are for children.
Not forgetting mental well-being, Costa Smeralda also boasts the beautiful Samsara Spa. Here you can indulge in an extra-special treatment, or simply relax and recuperate making use of the facilities. These comprise a beauty salon, massage room, sauna, and thalassotherapy pool.
There are plenty of activities onboard for cruisers both young and old. The interactive La Sala Giochi is a lively game room teenagers, or there’s Luna Park for the younger ones, where there are some brilliant activities designed to help them make friends and express creativity. The onboard Aqua Park also provides plenty of fun and laughter to little ones onboard.
For the adults, retail lovers will enjoy exploring the inviting Trastevere, which is home to a range of shops and street-style entertainment, alongside bars for an evening of cocktails and meeting new friends. There’s also the CoDe Museum, which exhibits aspects of Italian design which can be seen across the ship.