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Take karaoke singing a step further in Costa Pacifica's recording studio.

Courtesy of Costa Cruises

Take karaoke singing a step further in Costa Pacifica's recording studio.

Family cruises on Costa Cruises

Europe’s top cruise line will give your family a chance to get to know European families and offers a youth program fleetwide. There are reduced family rates  for kids under 17 sharing a cabin with parents and chlldren’s prices on some shore excursions.

What's new

Peppa Pig World, a new kids’ fun area offering activities and games, opens in April.  Cruisers will experience a menu created by Bruno Barbieri, the Michelin-starred chef, and they'll encounter Pepper, the first robot that can read human emotions, who will be on board to improve guest experience and provide help and entertainment.

For kids

Youth programs begin for kids ages 3 and up, and youth counselors will take kids to dinner. They might have a chance to interview the captain, stage junior Olympics, take dancing lessons, go on treasure hunts and more.

For teens

Dance lessons, sports and games tournaments, pool and beach parties, talent shows and international karaoke

Around the ship

You'll find kids’ pools, waterslides, volleyball, basketball, football, tennis, table tennis, rotating table tennis, table football, water polo, water basketball, water volleyball, darts, hoops, bowling, shuffleboard and video games on giant screens. In-room sitting is not available, but there is free late-night group sitting until 1:30 am for kids ages 3 and up. All of the newest ships have an enclosable pool dec — great for the occasional rainy day — and more than 3,000 square feet of space reserved for kids, including the Squok Lido for little ones and a Teen Club for older kids. Costa Favolosa has its own waterpark, too.

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