Costa Deliziosa Cruise Ship Profile

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About the Costa Brand

Costa is a leading cruise line in Italy, France and Spain where it boasts a tradition spanning close to seven decades.

Costa considers itself the world's ambassador of Italy’s finest. Its ships represent the best of Italy by offering beautiful Italian art, unique interior decorations with superb Italian mosaics and precious Murano chandeliers, fine Italian wines, excellent Mediterranean food selections and unique shops that carry well-known Italian fashion brands.

Its ships are deployed in the Mediterranean Sea, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina, the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean. Costa is also a leading cruise line in China. Most of its cruises sailing in China are four or five days and cater to Chinese guests.

In 2019, Costa Smeralda, the brand’s new flagship became the first vessel to use liquefied natural gas (LNG), both in port and at sea. The ship was designed to immerse guests in experiencing Italy’s finest all in one place. New features include Solemio Spa; various entertainment areas, including the Colosseum, with its screens for high-tech content shows; themed bars, in collaboration with major Italian brands. Food experience areas such as LAB where you can put your skills to the test and be a “Chef for a day”. Smeralda has multiple Italian eateries including a family restaurant Tutti a Tavola, all in keeping with Costa’s Italian heritage.

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2012 Rating 100 (Feb)
2013 Rating 87 (Feb)
2014 Rating 94 (Feb)
2017 Rating 97 (Mar)

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) performs unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice a year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling at a U.S. port. Vessels are evaluated proper food handling, preparation and storage procedures, and overall galley cleanliness. Ships’ potable water supplies used in spas and pools are evaluated, as well.

Deck Plan

Girasole Deck

Samsara Spa

Fuxia  Deck

Squok Pool (forward), Yoga area, Roller Skating, Jogging Track (midship) Sports Area (aft)

Magnolia Deck

Samsara Spa, Teen Zone, Squok Club,  Dorado Balcony, Club Deliziosa, Atrium (midship), Formula 1 Simulator, Putting Green, Virtual Golf (aft)

Orchidea Deck

Samsara Spa,  Beauty Salon, Blue Azzurro Pool, Pizzeria,  Muscadins Restaurant, Regina Pool and Bar

Petunia Deck

Passenger staterooms

Ibisco Deck

Passenger staterooms

Ortensia Deck

Passenger staterooms

Gigilo Deck

Passenger staterooms

Camilla Deck

Passenger staterooms

Azalea Deck

Duse Theater, Excite Piano Bar, Sugar Cafeteria, Galleria Shops, Library/Internet, Gift Shop, Atrium, Photo Gallery, Chapel, Art Gallery, Altair Disco, Vanilla Bar and Lounge, Albatrose Restaurant

Gardenia Deck

Duse Theater, Etoiles Cinema, Card Room, Marabelis Grand Bar, Tabac Blonde Cigar Lounge, Gaius Casino, Virtual World and Playstation, Tour Office, Bar and Atrium, Customer Service, Sharazad Disco, Alacazar Lounge, Samsara Restaurant, Albatrose Restaurant

Narciso Deck

Duse Theater (forward), Passenger staterooms


 Please visit the Costa website for a complete schedule.

Kid's Program

Squok Club, Teen Zone, Formula 1 Simulator, Putting Green, Virtual Golf and Video Arcade located on Magnolia deck.

Squok kid's pool located on Fuxia deck.

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Costa Deliziosa

In keeping with Costa’s commitment to environmental compliance, the Costa Luminosa and the Costa Deliziosa are the first ships in Italy to be equipped for “cold ironing,” the system whereby vessels are plugged into shoreside electrical power, enabling generators to be shut down during stopovers in port. Other environmental highlights include 100% separation of waste onboard including the recycling of aluminum, glass and other waste streams, while water is produced from desalination plants. The Costa Deliziosa also features various additional special emission-reducing measures.

Costa Luminosa and Costa Deliziosa pioneered in the introduction of a new vessel design, which is a Hybrid; taking the best design elements of Spirit-class and Vista-class cruise ships.

Innovations included are the Samsara Spa, a two-level, wellness facility with gym, a thalassotherapy pool, treatment rooms, sauna, Turkish bath and UVA ray solarium; a retractable glass dome and poolside screen at the pool deck; a Grand Prix race car simulator, an 18-hole championship golf simulator; PlayStation World area, where PS3 consoles are offered; three-level theater and a 4D cinema. 

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Class: Concordia

Launched: 2010

GRT: 92,600

Length: 964 ft./294 m

Draft: 25 ft.

Speed: 23 Knots

Passengers: 2,826

Crew: 934


All category staterooms are furnished in a modern, functional style with basic amenities such as a flat-screen satellite TV, room safe, mini-bar, hair-dryer, telephone, Wi-Fi capable and room service.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 160 sq. ft.
Outside 190 sq. ft.
Balcony 210 sq. ft. with veranda
Samsara Suite 600 sq. ft. with veranda


Samsara Suites provide direct access to the spa. Rooms are equipped with a kettle to make tea, has a purifying shower filter, and an aromatic essence diffuser. Guests are welcomed with a tea ceremony and have access to a personalized wellness treatment plan, two fitness or meditation lessons, two entries to the UVA Solarium, and two chosen treatments.

Dining Venues

$=Specialty dining, surcharge applies

Albatrose Restaurant

Two-level main dining room.

Muscadins Restaurant

Main buffet.


Located off the Andromeda buffet on Aquamarina deck (amidships).

Sugar Cafeteria

Coffee and chocolate bar.

Samsara Spa Restaurant ($)

Samsara Restaurant (by reservation only, with fee except for passengers in Samsara Cabins and Suites)

Club Deliziosa ($)

An à la carte restaurant, Club Deliziosa, combines sophisticated design, attentive service and a layout comparable to the world’s finest restaurants, with gourmet chefs preparing dishes in the “open” kitchen visible to diners. Surcharge applies.

Notable Rooms

Duse Theater

Duse Theater expands over three levels and features a seating capacity of over 800.

Marabelis Grand Bar

Cabaret-style venue.

Sharazad Disco

Dance club.

Tabac Blonde

Cigar bar.

Gaius Casino

Slots, cards, roulette and more.


Piano bar.

Notable Features


4D Cinema and the latest generation of PlayStation videogames featuring high-tech Virtual Golf and Grand Prix simulators, air hockey tables.

Etoiles Cinema 4D

This one-of-its-kind experience is a perfect mix of audio, 3D video and special effects. The 20 seats in the cinema move, rocking and vibrating up and down, from side to side and back and forth, following the action on the screen. The multisensory effect is further enhanced by jets of water, wind and smells. Costa Deliziosa’s 4D Cinema offers a program of three different videos, each lasting approximately 12 minutes. Guests on Costa Deliziosa can book seats at the 4D cinema with staff or by using the interactive kiosk’s touch screen.

Pools and Jacuzzis

Three swimming Pools (one for children and one with retractable roof) and four Jacuzzi HydroMassage Baths. The Blu Azzarro Pool and the Regina Pool are located on Orchidea deck. A giant movie screen located in the central pool area can be used  year-round as the lido has a sliding glass magrodome.

Sports Court

Yoga area, roller skating track, jogging track, basketball, volleyball and more located on Fuxia deck.

Samsara Spa Wellness Center

Full-service spa, salon solarium, and fitness center.

Passenger Services

Wi-Fi connection (subject to a charge), Reception/ Information/Currency Exchange, Shore Excursion Office, Medical Center, Shopping Center/Photo shop, Chapel (Roman Catholic service), Sala Fabergé (Conference Room), Della Rosa Library, Internet point, Card Room, Laundry.