A cruise in the atmosphere of sparkling fun with Italian flair on a megaship! Isn't it a worthy alternative to your usual holiday destination? Especially on such a beautiful one as Costa Atlantica! Get some of the Mediterranean summer memories or spend a winter week in Caribbean, cruising Italian style - join the biggest party at sea on Costa Atlantica.
Created according to the criteria of the Italian Costa Cruises, but actually belonging to the American giant Carnival Corporation, this ship offers the Carnival Vegas glamour and twenty-four-hour fun, but with Costa's accent on the Italian character, culture and art.
The life on Costa Atlantica decks is very energetic and active. There are lots of spacious public rooms and bars, accessible from the boulevard, running along the starboard side of the ship where people gather in a constant flow. Such a lively atmosphere is also kept by the abundance of deck games and parties, the most favorite of which is Toga party organized the night before debarkation. Everyone is invited there wrapped in a bed sheet, looking like a Roman. Many say it is a great fun! Other Costa Atlantica activities take place in the pools and around them, and they also include energetic tournaments, such as "Atlantica Olympics" and "Crazy Basket". The standard set of sport and body care programs one can find on a modern megaliner is also available on Costa Atlantica. You may play basketball, tennis or volleyball on the large courts, jog on a track and relax or workout in the two-leveled, state-of-the-art fitness and spa center Ischia.
In evening you have a great choice of entertainments on Costa Atlantica. The main show lounge the Caruso Theater features vivid visual productions based on the Roman and modern Italian themes. The staging, lightning and sound are on the top as well as the plots, which are funny and entertaining.
The popular cafe praised by many cruisers is Cafe Florian. You will enjoy its very classical Italian decor, beautiful classical music and tasty cappuccinos. Go for the best Italian labels to the vast shopping area "Via della Spiga", which offers outfits by Versace, Armani and Gucci.
Though the members of the crew speak English worse than Italian and their native languages, which sometimes causes difficulties, they take their part in creating the fun Italian-like atmosphere on the ship wearing Ferrari sunglasses and singing when serving - this is very amusing!
The cruise year of the liner is divided into two quite different seasons. So it is very important to choose the right time for the itinerary suitable for you. The point is in that if you travel in spring, summer or autumn to Europe, then you will be surrounded by Europeans, among which English speaking make less than five percent. If you want to learn more about other nations being side by side with them all day long, then go ahead, if not, then think twice. Another issue to consider is that passengers of these cruises do not get to spend a lot of time in ports, so the emphasis is made on your happy stay on board rather than on the excursions.
In winter, on Western and Eastern Caribbean cruises from Ft. Lauderdale, the passengers are mostly Canadians and Americans, and the whole system of service on Costa Atlantica is reoriented for the English speaking travelers: the announcements are made in English only and US dollar becomes the currency available and common everywhere.
Thus, if you like mixed cultures and entertaining activities, and are not afraid of unpolished service, Costa Atlantica is a liner right for you!