Please note that Costa Victoria is no longer offering cruises. However, you'll find an impressive array of alternative ships on Costa Cruises' cruise line page.
If you want to experience the best of Italy even when you're at sea, look no further than a cruise onboard Costa Victoria. From the moment you step onboard you'll be greeted by friendly service, exciting entertainment, delicious cuisine and shore excursions that will take you to the heart of every destination. Whether you're soaking up the sun in the Mediterranean or heading further afield to the Indian Ocean, do so in comfort and style onboard this memorable ship.
Onboard Costa Victoria there are a wealth of restaurants to choose from, all offering the finest cuisine and amazing wines. Featuring menus which change during the cruise, guests can expect to sample local specialities of the destinations visited along the way. In addition, the expert level of service and helpful staff will ensure your meal is every bit as satisfying as the cruise itself. Restaurants include:
With 12 passenger decks, there's more than enough entertainment to keep guests busy once evening arrives. Under the cover of night, Costa Victoria springs to life with bright lights, flamboyant shows and indoor cocktail parties. Outside deck parties let you dance the night away under the stars in true Latin style while the theatre shows captivate audiences, a casino tests your luck, and bars and much more provide a wide choice to cater to all types of guests.
For those who like to stay active, Costa Victoria features 3 swimming pools, 4 Jacuzzis, an outdoor jogging track, sports court, and a well-equipped gym, ideal if you want to keep fit whilst soaking up your cruise. In addition, qualified trainers are on hand to give expert advice and help you get the most from your workout.
When you have finished running, jumping and stretching, unwind with Costa’s brand of beauty treatments and therapies designed to help you on the way to harmony and balance. Saunas, steam rooms and treatment rooms will rejuvenate you and leave you stress free to enjoy your cruise.
When you're not out on shore excursions, there are more than enough facilities onboard to be enjoyed, including a children's play room for younger ages and a videogames room aimed at teenagers. A well-stocked library and internet café are also available on Costa Victoria allowing you to surf the web or catch up on some quality reading whilst at sea.
The Costa Venezia. This being a new ship, teething problems were expected. However the ship is beautiful . The activities are mainly geared at a younger market. The food was excellent and the choice of wines also. The tours were a little poor , mainly due to time constraint as passengers were not allowed off the ship at allotted times .The whole embarkation and disembarkation was a shambles and quite frankly dangerous. This needs addressing urgently. The hygiene soap dispensers were also hard to find, and with this amount of passengers on board, hygiene must be at the fore front. Lots of cleaning of carpets etc, but I never saw anyone cleaning the handrails. One of the biggest infection carriers as is door handles etc. I would like to know why when we stopped at Shenzen we were not allowed off the ship to visit China. The seasoned Costa staff were helpful and courteous , whilst the newer members seemed a little disillusioned. Overall the holiday is one we will not forget, but I would be reluctant to join a Costa cruise in future.
good afternoon to the iglu team the cruise was very good but your package of flights transfers and hotels was very very good the hotel s where fantastic and the transfers where on time and very professional many thanks and looking forward to my next cruise in jan 2020 21 days new York to san Francisco and lookforward to booking with you again kind regards chris ps the ship is not on your drop down box it is costa venitiza
I could write a book about the shortcomings of this miserable Costa company. A short summary includes: Everything a complete rip off from the compulsory tips (over £500) to the compulsory water with meals (£100) to the extortionate trip prices, to the costly transport costs when in ports (mostly better to walk). Days at sea completely boring due to lack of planned activities. Meals microwaved processed crap mostly barely warm Entertainment at best mediocre at worst complete rubbish Embarkation and disembarkation was stressful chaos. I could go on and on Avoid Costa whatever you do. If you don’t, the chances are you won’t book another!
Visiting unique ports of call like Madagascar and the Seychelles the Costa Victoria was fine. The staff on the ship worked very hard and managed well dealing with the incredibly variety of languages spoken by passengers from so many different countries. Entertainment was first class and probably better or at least equal to the best on any of our previous cruises. The food supplied was very good but not outstanding with extra charges for things normally included on a cruise like ice cream (not even supplied with the desserts in the dining room) and pizzas ( on an Italian ship!!) As a European registered ship paying minimum EU wages it was consequently understaffed compared to some other cruise lines paying lower wages. This was evident in the dining room, bars and cabin care. No waiters or bar evident in the theatre either. Excursions (in such an impoverished part of the world) were very expensive but were generally very interesting and worthwhile. We suspect that staff would make extra efforts if the gratuities were not a compulsory automatic addition to the ship account. Another oddity was the daily debit of our credit card rather than the usual procedure of settling the bill at the end of the cruise. This made it difficult to dispute the bill or cancel a reserved excursion (if, for example! It became apparent that it required more physical ability than expected). However - we are confident that the totals at the end of the cruise were correct. The ship was in excellent condition and was constantly being varnished and painted.