Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Costa suite perks now include drinks, spa day pass, events

Costa suite perks now include drinks, spa day pass, events
Beginning this month Costa Cruises is expanding suite perks to include complimentary meals at the alternative Club Restaurant, unlimited drinks and special access to private events and activities.

'With these added amenities, suite guests can enjoy a nearly all-inclusive experience with unlimited access to one of our most popular specialty restaurants with wine included, a free beverage package and a host of other perks throughout their cruise, like reserved front-row seats in the theater and a day pass for the spa,' said Scott Knutson, vp sales and marketing, Costa Cruises North America.

Club Restaurants are now reserved for suite guests for complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Nonsuite guests can dine in the Club Restaurants for a fee, pending availability.) The Club Restaurant serves dishes from different regions in Italy and also features vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Suite guests also can dine in the main restaurant, and those who want to dine in another specialty venue get priority reservations.

Suite guests also receive a free Intenditore beverage package, the highest-level beverage package Costa offers. Intenditore includes unlimited drinks, priced up to €9 on bar menus, drinks from the mini-bar or served in the cabin, and pairings of wines selected for Costa by the Italian Sommelier Association with meals in restaurants or at the buffet.

Throughout their cruise, suite guests get access to activities including wine tastings, a day pass to the thermal area of the spa, private cocktail events and reserved front-row seats to every show in the ship's theater. Moreover, a dedicated specialist will be available to assist with shopping and shore excursion selections.

Suite guests can indulge in complimentary room service and full in-cabin meals. Suite accommodations include a welcome bottle of Ferrari sparkling wine with canapés, an illy Caffé coffee maker, fresh fruits replenished daily, bathrobes and slippers, a pillow menu and organic cotton sheets. A butler offers shoeshine service and is available to unpack luggage and book on-board services and tours.

For passengers sailing from Barcelona and Savona, the special treatment begins as soon as they arrive at the cruise terminal. Suite guests get access to a private VIP area where they can relax and with Ferrari sparkling wine, illy Caffé and a selection of snacks.