Costa Cruises 

Infant/Toddler

Infants must be at least 6 months of age at the time of embarkation to sail. Infants must be at least 12 months of age at the time of embarkation to sail on the following: trans-ocean crossings (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, etc.), World cruises, cruises of 15 days or longer duration, and any other itinerary which may in the opinion of Costa Crociere or CCL present serious risk to infants in need of emergency medical care.

Babysitting

While cruising is a vacation for the whole family, Costa also provides quiet time for Mom and Dad. That can be during the day, while the kids are entertained in the Kids Club program, or at night, while the kids are with group baby-sitters. Mini and Maxi Club nighttime group baby-sitting, held in the children’s area, is a free of charge baby-sitting service until 1:30 am.

There is no night time baby-sitting service available for children under 36 months of age.

Children

For all children between the ages of 3 to 17, Costa Cruises entertainment staff are available every day from 9:00 am to midday, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and from 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm. This is a free group service. There are four Clubs: 2 for children: Mini from 3 to 6 years, Maxi from 7 to 11, 2 for teenagers: Teen Junior from 12 to 14, Teen from 15 to 17. Teen Junior is only active during certain periods. Children under the age of 3 are allowed to enter and stay in the room only during certain times (not during busy times in high season) and must be accompanied by an adult.

ART & CRAFT

  • Preparing costumes for themed evenings
  • Painting t-shirts
  • Young sculptors! With plasticine and balloons
  • Edutainment activities in collaboration with the WWF
  • Let’s color the giant Squok
  • Creativity and imagination courses

BIG GAMES AND DAYTIME ACTIVITIES

  • Treasure hunt
  • Interview with the Captain
  • Sea game and WWF Giant Memory Game
  • Squolympics- Olympics for young athletes
  • Group dancing lessons
  • Ship rally
  • Fun Quiz

SPORTS TOURNAMENTS

  • Volleyball, Basketball
  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Hoops
  • Water games
  • Bowling
  • Shuffleboard

PARTIES IN THE EVENING

  • Ice cream, Nutella and chocolate parties
  • Spooky Halloween party
  • Pirate party
  • An evening at the circus
  • Games at the Squokkotheque (Squok’s disco)
  • Fun fair and face painting
  • Fancy dress parades with Squok

2 THEMED DINNERS PER CRUISE JUST FOR KIDS with a menu designed by our chef for our younger guests. The children’s program is called Fun@sea and is handed out to all children upon boarding by a member of our entertainment staff. The program shows the exact times of the different daytime and evening activities.

Games room
Younger guests can have hours of fun in a pirate ship or giant lego brick room, with a vast assortment of video games.
Shore Excursions
While Costa does not offer shore excursions specifically for children, there are, a number of shore excursion activities well suited to them at special rates.
Family Fun
Kids and their parents can get together and participate in fun activities like karaoke, bingo and even a talent show. These activities are a great opportunity for parents and kids to spend time together and have loads of fun while they’re at it!

Kids Menu and beverage card

Children will love the special Kids Menu that is served at every meal for it contains all of the foods that kids like best! Spaghetti, Pizza, Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Grilled Cheese, Ice Cream and more – there is always something to please even the most finicky eaters! Plus, Costa offers a Boys & Girls beverage card for 10 non-alcoholic drinks – so kids can have fruit juices and carbonated drinks at any time during their cruise!

Parents Night Out

Costa gives parents traveling with children some time off by organizing two events where kids spend the evening with other guests their age at a fun themed dinner (Squok, Pirates, Circus, Video games world, Halloween, WWF in the Jungle or Underwater) and fun activities designed especially for them. While the kids are being entertained, parents can relax as they enjoy sumptuous cuisine and a romantic evening together, feeling secure that their children are having fun while being supervised by our dedicated Youth Counselors. With this program, parents and children will both be pleased with the variety of shipboard activities and the warmth of Italian Style cruising.

Babysitting

While cruising is a vacation for the whole family, Costa also provides quiet time for Mom and Dad. That can be during the day, while the kids are entertained in the Kids Club program, or at night, while the kids are with group baby-sitters. Mini and Maxi Club nighttime group baby-sitting, held in the children’s area, is a free of charge baby-sitting service until 1:30 am.

There is no night time baby-sitting service available for children under 36 months of age.

Tweens/Teens

For all children between the ages of 3 to 17, Costa Cruises entertainment staff are available every day from 9:00 am to midday, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and from 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm. This is a free group service. 2 for teenagers: Teen Junior from 12 to 14, Teen from 15 to 17. Teen Junior is only active during certain periods.

TeenZone activities for teens and junior teens
(varying from ship to ship and high or low season)

ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES:

  • Tattoos and body painting
  • Painting on TeenZone t-shirts
  • Murals
  • Ethnic or pearl necklace making
  • Preparing costumes for themed evenings

DAYTIME ACTIVITIES

  • Treasure hunt
  • Olympicteen and swimming pool games
  • Video quiz and quiz on modern culture
  • Ship rally
  • Talent show
  • International karaoke

LESSONS OR MINI SHOWS BY ARTISTS, DANCERS AND/OR TEEN ENTERTAINERS

  • Capoeira, Hip-hop dance
  • Latin and group dances
  • Juggling, Pantomime, clownery
  • Magic and micromagic
  • Video recording and editing

SPORTS AND GAMES TOURNAMENTS

  • Volleyball, basketball, football, tennis
  • Table tennis, rotating table tennis, table football
  • Waterpolo, water basketball, water volleyball
  • Darts, hoops, Bowling, Shuffleboard
  • Video games on giant screen

EVENING EVENTS

  • Music match
  • Election of Miss Teen and Mr. Teen or Beato tra le Teen, Beach Party
  • Peace & Love, Kitsch, Tribal, Rave and Funk evenings
  • Pool party with midnight dip

F&B: BREAKFAST, APERITEEN, DINNERS, SNACKS

  • Aperitif at sunset
  • Tex Mex or Asian dinners, barbecues and pizzas
  • A group breakfast
  • Nutella party
  • Guitar party under the stars with pizzas and soft drinks

 

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