In an effort to promote responsible tourism, Costa Cruises are actively supporting the Municipality of Venice’s initiative, #enjoyrespectvenezia. This entails encouraging guests to take alternative routes into the city centre – seeing some of the lesser-known but equally as interesting parts of the city on the way. The goal in doing this is to lower tourist traffic in some of the most well-known and therefore strained areas. There is also a booklet available for purchase which educates visitors on respectful ways to enjoy Venice.
Costa Deliziosa marks a break in tradition for Costa Cruises, with the company producing this vessel to a smaller schematic than its sister ships Costa Serena, Costa Pacifica and Costa Favolosa. We know that bigger does not always mean better, and one of the major advantages possessed by the Costa Deliziosa is that it has far more itinerary prospects, including the capability of travelling along the Panama Canal.
Besides this immediate advantage, the designers have also managed to include the spacious and luxurious amenities we've come to expect from Costa Cruises. Summertime will see lots of families making the most of these, particularly on the Mediterranean itineraries.
Most evenings are informal and jackets are not required, although there are one or two gala evenings per European sailing. For these, it is required that you wear formal attire - suits for the men and cocktail dresses for the ladies. Beachwear will be frowned upon in restaurants but jeans are fine.
The onboard currency is the Euro and, depending on the age of the person and length of the cruise, there will be a gratuity charge.