The first thing that regular passengers will notice is the length of the ship, which gives it an attractive sleekness. There are two centally located swimming pools outdoors, one of which can be used in poor weather due to its retractable
glass dome (magrodome) cover. A bar abridges two adjacent whirlpool tubs. Another smaller pool is fo children. There is also a winding water slide that spans two decks in height . There is also an additonal whirlpool tub outdoors.
Costa Mediterranea in Castries, St. Lucia on December 29, 2011. Photo: Dex Sularte
|Cruise Line:||Costa Crociere (Costa Cruises)|
|Entered Service:||May 2003|
|Original Cost:||$335 million|
|Builder:||Kavaerner Masa-Yards (Finland)|
|Gross Tonnage||85,700 tons|
Extracted from the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2010 http://www.berlitzpublishing.com/
Costa Crociere (Italian for Costa Cruises) traces its history back in 1860 when Giocano Costa started an olive oil business. Costa Cruises specializes in cruises for Europeans or passengers with European tastes particularly Italians during, the summer.
- Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2010