Coffee, cocktails and care on board the Costa Smeralda

Costa Smeralda: all the areas on board where you can enjoy everything from delicious coffee to the best cocktails, and all in Italian style. Can a cruise ship offers all the beauty of the “Dolce Vita” made in Italy? The Costa Smeralda can!

With the memories of the cruise experience I had aboard the flagship of Costa Cruises in November, 2020, still fresh in my mind, I can tell you that this ship truly represents Italian beauty and excellence. From the interior design to the elegance of the common areas and the decks that are full of great details – Italian excellence is on full display. And what better way to represent Italian excellence than with an infinite choice of bars and restaurants which serve as a showcase for the very best “Made in Italy” food and beverage brands?

There are 19 bars available, offering the best Italian beverages from espresso coffee in the morning, to the aperitif ritual at sunset, to cocktails while dancing in the nightclubs. There is truly something for everyone.

Start your day off right with an excellent espresso at the Illy Bar, at the very heart of the ship in front of the “Colosseum” a place that becomes a theater at night with many different shows featuring various artists.

For everyone that believes “it’s always aperitif time” there is the Aperol Spritz Bar on deck 17 that is sure to impress, starting with its location in close proximity to the outside pools and therefore perfect for enjoying a wonderful aperitif poolside, including a stunning sea view.

If instead you like things a little more chic, don’t miss out on the “Spazio Bollicine” or Bubbly Zone sponsored by the Ferrari brand, an excellent Italian wine producer that will delight you on deck 8 with bubbly and enchanting shows in front of the “Colosseum”.

For a splash of red, don’t miss out on the “Americano” served at the Campari Bar. Here you can find a selection of famous cocktails for an evening filled with a glamourous ambiance.

If you decide to spend your vacation on board the Costa Smeralda, be aware that you might come home with a few extra kilos… Yes, to satisfy the sweet tooth of those on board there is the incredibly rich and inviting Nutella Café on deck 17 that delights every day with crepes, chocolate covered fruit and other desserts that will get your mouth watering! It is an unmissable stop for all the Nutella fans out there!

Speaking of tasty treats, there are so many delicious sweets offered at the Italian ice cream shop Gelateria Amarillo located in piazza Trastevere on deck 8. You will find different flavors of gelato to try every day.

What can we say, the choice is really endless and there is something for every palate. Welcome to the new style of cruising, with places and spaces that are increasingly customized and unique. The new style of cruise is no longer just a trip to see the various ports of call but now the ship itself has become the heart of the trip and therefore offers even more experiences directly on board for a complete experience on the sea.

19 bars, 19 different ways to enjoy your vacation on the sea in unique ways, 19 reasons to come aboard the Costa Smeralda.

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Giulia Pasetto