All Costa Cruises Content

  • February 22, 2011 12:00 am
    Before honing in on a cruise, it's important to figure out what type of honeymoon you want. read more
  • January 25, 2011 8:30 am
    Come along as we tour 15 new ships, including the first launch from Disney in more than a decade. read more
  • January 10, 2011 10:27 pm
    Consulting our trusty crystal ball (our 2010 predictions were, incidentally, dead on), here's what we're predicting to be the definitive trends of 2011. read more
  • September 28, 2010 12:00 am
    Cruising on your own is the perfect opportunity to meet other single travelers, or just spend time relaxing on your own. However, there are several factors you need to consider before making a solo voyage. read more
  • August 10, 2010 12:00 am
    How do you know what's going on? Is anything happening onboard during port calls? What can kids do? Cruise Critic Senior Editor Erica Silverstein explains your options during the day, night, and anytime in between. read more
  • July 13, 2010 12:00 am
    Cruises can get crowded, and with music blasting, shared tables, and packed itineraries, it can be hard to sit back and relax. Read on to discover the best vessels for quality alone time. read more
  • April 27, 2010 12:00 am
    Spring and fall mean transitioning wardrobes—and repositioning ships. See several world regions on one of these sailings, at cheaper per-diem rates than "regular" cruises. read more
  • March 23, 2010 12:00 am
    Private islands offer land and watersports, food, drinks, children's programs, a bit of shopping, and of course, seclusion and relaxation. Read on for a look at eight private islands, including where they are, what they offer, and what cruises will take you there. read more
  • March 9, 2010 12:00 am
    Five pieces of chicken, three servings of rice, and two peach cobblers later, you might want a state-of-the-art gym on hand. Thanks to these cruises, you have the option of doing more than just laying in the sun, with gyms, yoga classes, rock walls, and more. read more
  • January 26, 2010 12:00 am
    This year's crop of vessels features new amenities, new itineraries, and more. Find out what to expect from the cruise ships set to launch in 2010, and discover where all these floating vacations will take you. read more
  • January 12, 2010 12:00 am
    Will 2010 bring higher prices? The end of tipping? New destinations? More entertainment? Find out what's in store for cruises in the new year, including policy changes, revamped itineraries, refurbished ships, and new destinations. read more
  • December 22, 2009 12:00 am
    If you've ever thought you'd get seasick, bored, or not experience any culture on a cruise vacation, think again. Cruise Critic's Erica Silverstein debunks the most common excuses for avoiding a trip at sea. read more
  • November 24, 2009 12:00 am
    With the unveiling of the <em>Oasis of the Seas</em> and <em>Carnival Dream</em>, two of the largest cruise ships, it's the perfect time to brush up on the differences between cruising on large, mid-size, and small ships. Learn what size is right for you. read more
  • November 10, 2009 10:27 am
    Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's means special food, decorations, and festivities on cruises. No matter what you're celebrating, cruise lines will make it memorable. Read on to find what each ship offers. read more
  • September 2, 2009 9:22 am
    What is it, exactly, that makes that single word so magical? "Butler." The word alone conjures notions of pampering, swanky accommodations, and service fit for royalty. read more
  • August 11, 2009 9:50 am
    As cruise lines expand options for online reservations, cruise travelers can spend less time queuing up onboard and more time enjoying their vacations. read more
  • April 14, 2009 12:00 am
    Don't assume onboard purchases will be in your departure country's currency. Here's what you need to know before you set foot onboard. read more
  • March 25, 2009 8:28 am
    As cruise lines compete to offer the most innovative onboard amenities, sundecks are undergoing revolutionary changes. The bottom line? Cruise lines are now designing pool areas that mirror on-land resorts. Here are the best of the best. read more
  • February 10, 2009 2:28 pm
    Hot: St. Croix, Tortola, St. Kitts, more. Not: Grand Cayman, San Juan. Find out what's jumping off the heat meter, or missing the scale altogether, in the Caribbean. read more
  • January 27, 2009 12:00 am
    Welcome to the best buyers' market ever. But what's to come in 2009 beyond deals, deals, and more deals? We've got the scoop. read more
  • January 13, 2009 12:00 am
    These ships have more excitement than most big cities. read more
  • April 9, 2009 1:11 pm
    Our friends at Cruise Critic tackle the cruise question to end all cruise questions, one destination at a time. But as you'll see, neither questions nor the answers are as simple as they seem. read more
  • October 14, 2008 3:06 pm
    For better or worse, the flexible dining revolution has forever changed the way cruise travelers think about dinner. From onboard tandoor ovens to cooking classes in Slovenia, here's what's cooking this year in onboard cuisine. read more
  • October 3, 2008 11:21 am
    Travelers who take the risk of booking a cabin guarantee face two big questions: Do you really save enough money to make the suspense worth it? And, perhaps even more important, what are the chances you'll wind up with an upgrade? read more
  • August 12, 2008 1:35 pm
    These days, for the most part, cruising has become much more of a casual vacation. Our friends at Cruise Critic help you pack what you need and skip what you don't. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    What genuinely new trends have you seen evolving in the past year or two? We're hard pressed to come up with any that are more revolutionary than evolutionary. read more
  • December 1, 2008 5:16 pm
    Island savings in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Hawaii. Plus, readers pitch in with tips for finding a great Disney deal. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    When's the best time to get cruise deals? Some people say it's Wave Season, which is happening now. Here's how to maximize your chances of getting a great deal in early 2008. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    The news includes new itineraries from Carnival, enhancements across Norwegian's fleet, and the debut of a new easyCruise vessel. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    Eastern Caribbean cruises are perfect for the first-time cruiser, but also offer choices for the experienced sailor. read more
  • June 26, 2008 5:09 pm
    With oil costs on the rise, several cruise lines have levied fuel surcharges. Find out how much extra you'll pay for Regent Seven Seas and Carnival Corporation cruises. read more
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