Calling all shopaholics, there is an 8,000 square feet of retail space amid a 2-deck Venetian-style shopping pavilion for you to shop your hearts out.

Italy’s largest tourism group and Europe’s number one cruise company, Costa Cruises has designed its first Costa liner called the Costa Venezia, specifically for its Asian guests. Step onboard and be instantly transported to Venice.

Experience Italian hospitality in a trip of a lifetime spanning three continents, four seas and 18 countries. Choose from three options – Adriatic to the Red Sea, India to Singapore, or China to the shores of Japan – in the newest and largest cruise addition to the Costa fleet in Asia.

With duty-free shopping and spa, we think this cruise is perfect for some retail therapy and self-care time.

Shopping haven

Any shopaholic would be in seventh heaven here in the 8,000 square feet of retail space amid a 2-deck Venetian-style shopping pavilion. Costa Venezia some of the world’s most celebrated brands, including first-time-at-sea Max Mara, Salvatore Ferragamo and Bvlgari. For your beauty and skincare needs, there are 30 international brands, with the first-at-sea Clé de Peau Beauté and Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent, La Prairie, Bvlgari, Chanel, Dior, La Mer, SK-II and more, to choose from. 

Pampering time

costa veneziaFor some pampering time, head to be pampered and relax in the Samsara Spa. There is an aesthetics doctor on board to perform non-invasive facial treatments for beauty-conscious guests.

Fun entertainment

Step into the theatre and feel like you have stepped into the renowned Venetian La Fenice opera house, while the main atrium is reminiscent of Piazza San Marco. Enjoy the nightly shows and performances, including “Venezia Innamorata”, a musical inspired by the love stories of Venetian author and adventurer Giacomo Casanova, specially created for Costa Venezia’s Teatro Rosso.


No Venetian experience is complete without authentic Italian food. Regional Italian cuisines are available at the no-extra-charge restaurants, as well as fine dining with a menu by three-star Michelin chef Umberto Bombana at Restaurant Casanova, one of the five speciality dining venues. There is also a wide choice of Asian food including hot pot, teppanyaki, dim sum and noodles.

For more details, visit their official website here.

Images courtesy of Costa Venezia.