Costa Family Cruises
From morning to night Costa's entertainment staff are here to entertain children and teens, giving you the time to relax and enjoy the whole cruise and, if you like, while on excursions. For all children between the ages of 3 to 17, Costa Cruises entertainment staffers are available every day from 9:00 am to midday, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and from 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm. This is a free group service. Please note: Costa caters to an international clientele and youth programs will be conducted in multiple languages.
There are four Clubs:
Two for children: Mini from 3 to 6 years, Maxi from 7 to 11.
Two for teenagers: Teen Junior from 12 to 14, Teen from 15 to 17. Teen Junior is only active during certain periods.
Children under the age of 3 are allowed to enter and stay in the room only during certain times (not during busy times in high season) and must be accompanied by an adult.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Preparing costumes for themed evenings
Young sculptors! With plasticine and balloons
Edutainment activities in collaboration with the WWF
Let's color the giant Squok
Creativity and imagination courses
Sailing knots course
Games and tournaments in the pool and "steal the flag" in the water
BIG GAMES AND DAYTIME ACTIVITIES
Interview with the Captain Spooky Halloween party
Sea game and WWF Giant Memory Game
Squolympics (Olympics for young athletes and friends of Squok)
Group dancing lessons
PARTIES IN THE EVENING
Ice cream, Nutella and chocolate parties
An evening at the circus
Games at the Squokkotheque (Squok's disco)
Fun fair and face painting
Fancy dress parades with Squok
TWO THEMED DINNERS PER CRUISE JUST FOR KIDS with a menu designed by Costa's chef for younger guests. The children's program is called Fun@sea and is handed out to all children upon boarding by a member of the entertainment staff. The program shows the exact times of the different daytime and evening activities.
TeenZone activities for teens and junior teens (varying from ship to ship and high or low season):
Tattoos and body painting
Painting on TeenZone t-shirts
Ethnic or pearl necklace making
Preparing costumes for themed evenings
SPORTS AND GAMES TOURNAMENTS
Volleyball, basketball, football, tennis
Table tennis, rotating table tennis, table football
Waterpolo, water basketball, water volleyball
Darts, hoops, Bowling, Shuffleboard
Video games on giant screen
Olympicteen and swimming pool games
Video quiz and quiz on modern culture
Election of Miss Teen and Mr Teen or Beato tra le Teen, Beach party
Boys against Girls
Peace & Love, Kitsch, Tribal, Rave and Funk evenings
Cupid’s night, surprise messages
Pool party with midnight dip
LESSONS OR MINI SHOWS BY ARTISTS, DANCERS AND/OR TEEN ENTERTAINERS
Capoeira, Hip-hop dance Aperitif at sunset
Latin and group dances
Juggling, Pantomime, clownery
Magic and micromagic
Video recording and editing
F&B: BREAKFAST, APERITEEN, DINNERS, SNACKS
Tex Mex or Asian dinners, barbecues and pizzas
A group breakfast
Guitar party under the stars with pizzas and soft drinks
Parents Night Out
Costa gives parents traveling with children some time off by organizing two events where kids spend the evening with other guests their age at a fun themed dinner (Squok, Pirates, Circus, Video games world, Halloween, WWF in the Jungle or Underwater) and fun activities designed especially for them. While the kids are being entertained, parents can relax as they enjoy sumptuous cuisine and a romantic evening together, feeling secure that their children are having while being supervised by the dedicated Youth Counselors. With this program, parents and children will both be pleased with the variety of shipboard activities and the warmth of Italian Style cruising.
While cruising is a vacation for the whole family, Costa also provides quiet time for Mom and Dad. That can be during the day, while the kids are entertained in the Kids Club program, or at night, while the kids are with group baby-sitters. Mini and Maxi Club nighttime group baby-sitting, held in the children's area, is a free of charge baby-sitting service until 1:30 am. There is no night time baby-sitting service available for children under 36 months of age or for children who are not potty-trained.
Kids Menu and Beverage Card
Children will love the special Kids Menu that is served at every meal for it contains all of the foods that kids like best! Spaghetti, Pizza, Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Grilled Cheese, Ice Cream and more - there is always something to please even the most finicky eaters! Plus, Costa offers a Boys & Girls beverage card for 20 non-alcoholic drinks - so kids can have fruit juices and carbonated drinks at any time during their cruise!
Special services for babies (6 months–3 years)
Costa's ships are ideal for parents with babies and small children in strollers, with their spacious lifts and cabins, wide outer decks, and obstacle-free promenades and corridors. Under-3's also have boarding priority and are allowed to use the rooms and toys in the Squok Club, provided they are always accompanied by a parent,in low season or at off-peak times. On request, subject to availability: cots and cradles, baby baths and bottle warmers in your cabin, baby foods prepared in Costa’s kitchens, highchairs in the restaurant.