Costa Deliziosa recently made its maiden call at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as it repositions to the Caribbean for the winter cruise season. This will be the first time the 2,260-passenger ship will be based at a U.S. port and it is the newest Costa Cruises vessel to homeport in South Florida.
Costa Deliziosa's winter sailing season will begin with a seven-night holiday cruise calling at Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Honduras; and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
Following the holiday voyage, the ship will sail a series of six 10-night itineraries and one nine-night itinerary. Costa Deliziosa will call at Nassau or Freeport, Bahamas; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Roatan; and Cozumel or Costa Maya, Mexico.
Costa Deliziosa entered service in 2010. The ship is designed with a variety of premium materials, including various types of marble, granite, mother-of-pearl and Murano glass. The majority of the cabins onboard come with a view and 68 percent of the ship's 1,130 staterooms have a private balcony. The ship also has four restaurants and 11 bars.
For entertainment, there are three swimming pools; a multipurpose sports court for tennis, volleyball and soccer; a jogging track; 4D cinema; casino; dance club and piano bar; library and shopping center. Guests who prefer to relax can visit the two-level Samsara Spa that boasts a gym, thalassotherapy pool, treatment rooms, sauna and Turkish bath.
Fares for the 10-day cruises start at $799 per person, double occupancy. Costa Deliziosa's last roundtrip cruise from Port Everglades for the season will depart February 25, 2016.