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Best Costa Cruises

U.S. News ranks 13 Costa Cruises based on an analysis of reviews and health ratings. Costa Luminosa is the top-ranked ship overall. But you can sort the rankings to find the best ship and itinerary for you.

#1 Costa Luminosa (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The Costa Luminosa features inviting staterooms, extensive kids' programming and one of the largest spas at sea. Spend the day lounging by the pool, sample a wide array of cuisines at the buffet or work on your swing at the ... Reviews & Pictures»

#2 Costa Pacifica (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Launched in 2009, Costa Pacifica is among Costa's largest ships. Like its nearly identical sister ships (Costa Fascinosa, Costa Favolosa and Costa Serena), the 3,780-passenger Costa Pacifica caters to those in pursuit of large-ship facilities and onboard entertainment ... Reviews & Pictures»

#3 Costa Atlantica (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:4.0-stars
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

The 2,680-passenger Costa Atlantica was launched in 2000 as Costa's first Spirit-class ship. With decor inspired by Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini — every deck is named after a Fellini film — Costa Atlantica separates itself from its sister ship, Costa ... Reviews & Pictures»

#4 Costa neoRomantica (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Fresh from a $120 million makeover in 2012 (the ship first debuted in 1993), Costa neoRomantica sets itself apart from the line's older ships with modern amenities, including a Samsara Spa and a brand new spa cabin category. The ... Reviews & Pictures»

#5 Costa Mediterranea (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Costa Mediterranea first debuted in 2003, unveiling an almost identical style and configuration as Carnival's Spirit-class ships. But thanks to a facelift in 2008, the ship now offers a few unique features, including a spa-inspired cabin category that grants ... Reviews & Pictures»

#5 Costa Classica (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Following in the tradition of Costa's older Italian-inspired vessels, the Classica embraces its Italian heritage. Richly embellished public rooms feature rare woods and Carrara marble, exquisitely detailed by the finest European artisans. The Classica's staterooms are generously proportioned ... Reviews & Pictures»

#7 Costa Magica (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 2004, the 3,470-passenger Costa Magica features four pools (including one with a retractable glass roof), five Jacuzzis and 5,500 pieces of art work. Costa Magica offers a similar style and design to its sister ship, Costa ... Reviews & Pictures»

#7 Costa Serena (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 2007, Costa Serena wins over guests with its well-designed public spaces and courteous staff members. Though the ship can carry up to 3,780 passengers and 1,100 crew members, it never feels overly crowded thanks to its ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9 Costa Fortuna (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 2003, the 3,470-passenger Costa Fortuna has a style reminiscent of a traditional Italian ocean liner. Reproductions of works by Michelangelo and Raffaello lend an Old World flair, while elaborate replicas of 26 Costa steamships in the ship ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9 Costa Victoria (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Introduced in 1996, Costa Victoria is one of Costa's oldest ships. While the ship lacks the imaginative venues available on Costa's newer ships, like the 4-D Cinema, golf and Grand Prix simulators and a roller skating station, Costa ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9 Costa Favolosa (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Like other Corcordia-class ships, the 3,800-passenger Costa Favolosa caters to families. Introduced in 2011, the ship boasts a wealth of new, big-ship amenities, including a 4D cinema, four pools, a water slide and designated kids clubs. While younger guests ... Reviews & Pictures»

#9 Costa Deliziosa (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:3.5-stars
  • Health Rating:
    4.0
    4.0
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Launched in 2010, Costa Deliziosa is the sister ship to Costa Luminosa. While the ship can carry up to 2,260 passengers, thanks to a nearly 2-to-1 guest-to-crew ratio, the ship doesn't skimp on personalized service. The ship is ... Reviews & Pictures»

#13 Costa Fascinosa (Costa)
  • Overall Rating:2.5-stars
  • Health Rating: N/A
  • Ship Price: $$$$

Costa Fascinosa first debuted in 2012. As one of the largest and newest ships in the fleet — the ship can carry approximately 3,000 passengers and maintains a nearly 1-to-3 crew-to-guest ratio — Costa Fascinosa offers a variety of dining and ... Reviews & Pictures»

Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 24 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.