Costa Fascinosa: a tribute to theatre and great cinema

Costa fascinosa, the fifth and last ship of the concordia class, joined the Costa Crociere fleet in 2012 and is a tribute to theatre and great cinema, in fact every deck is inspired by memorable characters, stories and operas.

The centrepiece of the Costa Fascinosa is the Amarcord atrium that stretches over 3 decks, where you will find the Amarcord bar, ideal for an aperitif or an after-dinner drink with a pleasant piano bar, as well as the centre of numerous themed parties; surrounding the atrium on deck 4 is the photo area and on deck 5 the gallery with various shops.

The Bel Ami Theatre extends over decks 3, 4 and 5, where acrobats, dancers, singers and fantastic entertainers perform spectacular shows every evening.

On deck 3 you will also find the Samsara Restaurant and two main restaurants, The gattopardo and Otto e mezzo where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at a table, which is reserved for the entire cruise, with an à la carte menu featuring exquisite dishes. The main restaurants also extend to deck 4.

As regards dining, this is not the end of the story, in fact on deck 5 you will find Sushinoat Costa, one of the food corners added later to the Costa Fascinosa, with the option of an aperitif, dinner or take-away, and the Amarillo ice-cream parlour where you can enjoy a delicious homemade ice cream, crêpes or delicious chocolate pralines.

On deck 3, on the other hand, there is the Archipelago, the gourmet restaurant that offers 3 starred menus created by 3 very famous chefs, where it is possible to experience a real journey within a journey.

On deck 11, you will find the Club Fascinosa Restaurant, a restaurant with an intimate and elegant ambience where only express cuisine is served by the best maître d’s on board

On deck 10 there is the Pummid’oro Pizzeria, located on the upper level of the buffet, while the Salty Beach Street Food, which is open from 8pm to 6am and serves excellent hamburgers and flatbreads and is located on deck 9 in the Blue Moon lido.

And finally on deck 9, there is also the Tulipano Nero Buffet Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack with a wide choice of dishes, from starters to desserts and fruit.

For fun and entertainment, the Costa Fascinosa has several bars/lounges such as the large Topkapi Grand Bar, the Angelo Azzurro Ballroom, the Blue Velvet Piano Bar and the Cheri Lounge all located on deck 5, where you can enjoy a drink while listening to good music. On deck 4, on the other hand, there is the Babylon disco with music until late at night, while on deck 5 there is also an amusement arcade, the 4D cinema and The Millionaire Casino.

The areas dedicated to relaxation, with swimming pools and sun loungers, are located on deck 9, where there is the Lido Via col Vento aft with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and AperolSpritz bar and a solarium that extends to deck 10; the Lido Blue Moon located on deck 9 in the centre of the ship with a large swimming pool with a retractable roof, so it can be used even during the winter, two Jacuzzis, tables and sun loungers.

On deck 10 there is also a large outdoor sunbathing area, while on deck 11 there is the Lido Incantesimo with a swimming pool, toboggans, Jacuzzi and a large sun deck.

For children, there is the Squok Club located on deck 10 and the indoor Peppa Pig Area, while the outdoor area is located on deck 11.

The Solemio Spa located on deck 11 is a place for relaxation and wellness, with spacious treatment areas, a sauna, Turkish bath and a large indoor Jacuzzi. On the same deck there is also the Gymnasium equipped with modern equipment, but for sports enthusiasts who prefer to be in the open air there is also a Jogging Track with a sea view and a Sports Field, located on deck 12.

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Giorgia Lombardo