Costa Fascinosa
Costa Fascinosa / Costa Cruises
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Incantesimo Pool
Incantesimo Pool / Costa Cruises
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Lounge Deck 10
Lounge Deck 10 / Costa Cruises / Davide Scappini
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Fascinosa Club Restaurant
Fascinosa Club Restaurant / Costa Cruises
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The Millionaire Casino
The Millionaire Casino / Costa Cruises / Guiliano Koren
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Babylon Nightclub
Babylon Nightclub / Costa Cruises / Guiliano Koren
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Ocean View Balcony Cabin
Ocean View Balcony Cabin / Costa Cruises / Davide Scappini
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Costa Fascinosa

Our Ship Review
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger

The 3,016-guest Costa Fascinosa has a vivid decor, which weaves images of celebrities, legendary films, and glamorous destinations into the furnishings and artwork. The Lido area has a “Gone With the Wind” motif, while much of the rest of the ship pays homage to stars of Italian cinema, reflecting Costa’s heritage and, depending on the itinerary, that of many Fascinosa passengers, too. This mix of guests, common on all vessels in the Costa Cruises fleet, is a plus if you enjoy hearing “Ciao!” and “Grazie!” — a lot.

What We Love

The Nightlife: Dance floors are plentiful on Fascinosa, so listening to music often turns into an excuse to cut loose.

Spa Time: The two-level spa is a hot spot, with thermal baths (called the “Temple of Peace,” including indulgent beds for meditation and air infused with aromatherapy), exotic Ayurvedic- and Asian-inspired rituals, and even a Japanese Tea Room. Fascinosa’s 12 suites, plus 91 of its cabins, have direct access to the spa and dedicated dining room, making pampering all the more convenient. 

Best Known For

Packing in the Action: Flashy casino? Glittering disco? Impressive waterslide? Check, check, check. There are 13 bars, including the Cognac & Cigar Bar and the Coffee & Chocolate Bar, plus five Jacuzzis and four pools, two with retractable roofs. A multipurpose sports area, jogging track, and gleaming fitness center are popular daytime zones. For those who enjoy an adrenaline rush, the Grand Prix driving simulator thoroughly thrills.

Ample Applause: The glamorous three-level Bel Ami Theatre stages action-packed entertainment — dancers, acrobats, magicians — in choreographed performances designed to appeal to the ship's multilingual audience. There's also a 4-D cinema with an enormous screen.

Who It's Best For

Italophiles: If you’re passionate about Italy and Italians, Costa will immerse you in the language and contemporary culture.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

It’s Loud and Smoky: Costa’s European guests love to drink and party late into the night — and that often includes cocktails and cigarettes on the outside decks. The cruise line allows passengers to smoke on their stateroom’s private balcony, so you may not appreciate it if it’s your next door neighbor doing the puffing.