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Costa Atlantica - Cruise Ship Review - Passenger Reviews

Costa AtlanticaThe Costa Atlantica was the first ship built for Costa by Carnival Corporation, and also the first vessel based on the design that would become Carnival’s highly successful Spirit Class. Small enough to fit through the locks of the Panama Canal, at 86,000 gross tons it still has plenty of real estate for all the latest creature comforts and amenities.

Of course, these are Costa ships though, and their fantastical interiors offer a wondrous world of classical motifs that complement their modern flourishes. The Atlantica takes the work of Italian film director Fellini as its central idea or theme, so giant movie stills predominate throughout the ship. Each deck is named for a different Fellini film.

Activities On Costa Atlantica
Indoor public areas include a soaring atrium—again a-la Carnival—a cave-like disco, spacious casino, several lounges for all sorts of evening entertainment, a small library/internet center, a card room, and of course, activity centers for kids in several age groups.

Dining On Costa Atlantica
Dining is offered in a spacious two-deck main dining room or a two-story alternative restaurant high up on Deck 10 (this is where on the Carnival ships the alternative steakhouse is nestled under the funnel). An expansive lido buffet provides the setting for casual eating starting at breakfast and continuing throughout the day. The Atlantica also has a charming re-creation of a Venetian café, and it’s one of the highlights of the ship.

Cabins On Costa Atlantica
Cabins are appointed in deep woods and rich fabrics; more than 50 percent of cabins have private verandahs, and the ship has been retrofitted with Costa’s signature spa cabins that provide direct access to the wellness center and other perks. The ship’s spacious suites are well-appointed and offer a good choice for families.

Three pools include two amidships and one at the stern, the latter with a Carnivalesque waterslide. Other sports facilities include a golf driving net and sports court for volleyball, basketball or tennis. The extensive outer decks provide ample room for sunning and even some out-of-the way spots for a sea-day of reading.

Caffe Florian on Costa AtlanticaShip Information
Costa Atlantica belongs to Costa Cruises' Atlantica Class of cruise ships. This Costa ship features a specialty à la carte restaurant, a multitude of colorful bars and lounges, and nearly 700 cabins and suites with a balcony.

Ship Facts
Year Built 2000 ♦ Ship's Class: Atlantica Class ♦ Country of Registry Italy ♦ Tonnage 85,600 ♦ Length 960 ft - 292 m ♦ Cruising Speed 22 knots ♦ Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 2,114 ♦ Passenger Capacity (incl. upper beds) 2,680 ♦ Passenger Decks 12 ♦ Officers and Crew 897 ♦ Officer's Nationality Italian ♦ Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality International

Cabins
Total 1,057 ♦ Suites with Balcony 58 ♦ Oceanview with Balcony 620 ♦ Oceanview without Balcony 167 ♦ Inside 212 ♦ Accessible Cabins (all categories) 8 ♦ Costa Cruises' cabins include luxury bedding, complimentary continental breakfast, minibar, satellite TV programming, and 24 hour room service.

Cabin Amenities
TV with music channels ♦ In-Cabin Movies ♦ In-Cabin Internet Access ♦ Private Safe ♦ Minibar ♦ Hair Dryer

Dining
Traditional 1st and 2nd Sitting Assigned Table Seating ♦ Formal Nights ♦ Specialty Restaurants: Tavernetta Club Atlantica ♦ Specialty Coffee Bar ♦ 24 Hour Room Service Available

Balcony cabin on Costa AtlanticaPublic Rooms
Bars and Lounges ♦ Library ♦ Internet Center

Entertainment
Showlounge ♦ Casino ♦ Disco/Nightclub ♦ Card Room/Game Room ♦ Video Games Arcade

Sports and Activities
Resort Style Pool ♦ Sports Court ♦ Fitness Center ♦ Jogging Track

Spa and Wellness
Full Service Spa ♦ MedSpa Services ♦ Sauna or Steam Room ♦ Beauty Salon ♦ Yoga ♦ Pilates ♦ Fitness Assessment ♦ Health and Nutrition Evaluation

Children and Teens
Family Cabins ♦ Organized Age Specific Activities ♦ Children's Pool ♦ Youth Staff ♦ Teen Programs ♦ Teen Staff ♦ Group Babysitting Services

Other Facilities and Services
Duty Free Shops and Boutiques ♦ Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service ♦ Business Center Services ♦ Medical Center