Costa Classica Review
About This Ship
Cruise Ship Overview
Launched in 1992 and substantially upgraded in 2001 and 2005, Costa Classica features unique murals in its main restaurant that transform the windows into scenes from the Renaissance and Roman times. Costa Classica has Eastern and Western Mediterranean routes as well as voyages in the Middle East from Dubai on her schedule.
These two sister ships were designed to bring the Costa fleet up to speed with other cruise lines in the 1990s, and the effort paid off. Public areas clustered on upper decks are filled with marble and furnished with sleek, contemporary furnishings and modern Italian artworks. The effect is vibrant, chic, and surprisingly restful. Lounges and bars are sweeping and grand; however, the areas set aside for children are skimpy by today's family-friendly standards. The two ships diverged again after Costa Romantica's major transformation in 2012. Neither ship has a true promenade deck, but the Lido areas for sunning and swimming are expansive.
Midsize and intimate, each ship retains a like-new luster from regular refurbishments. Unfortunately, Costa Classica lacks the large number of balconies that have become as popular with Europeans as North Americans. Costa neoRomantica holds the edge here, with balconies added during her refurbishment.
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