Costa Pacifica is a Concordia-class cruise ship for Costa Crociere. She was handed over to Costa Crociere on 29 May 2009. Her sister ships, Costa Concordia and Costa Serena, were launched in 2006 and in 2007, with Costa Favolosa and Costa Fascinosa launched in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Beyond music, Costa Pacifica, which (like its Concordia-class siblings) is one of the largest in the Costa fleet, will appeal to travelers who want numerous entertainment options (from the rollicking two-deck Disco Fever to the elegant Wien Wien, a Viennese-inspired lounge that offers classical performances), an elaborate spa and excellent facilities for kids, all at extremely good value-for-money fares.
The New York, New York, and My Way restaurants (clearly a nod to Frank Sinatra) serve as the ship’s main evening venues. Seating is prearranged at set times and with set tablemates. The ship attracts lots of passengers sailing with groups of friends and family, so most tables in the restaurants are large; there are only a handful of two-tops.
Breakfast and lunch, which are both open-seating affairs, are offered in New York, New York, every day.
Deck 9, home of the pool deck, is the locale for the vast lido buffet venue. On your first few visits to La Paloma buffet (particularly at lunchtime), take a few minutes to walk around the entire eatery, which features different themed sections like French, Italian, Mexican, and Asian (including sushi). The lunch buffet also has hot entrees, cold sandwich fare, and pizza. (Oddly, given Costa’s Italian roots, other lines, such as Carnival, have much better pizza.)
Other lunch options include the Ipanema Grill and the Lido Calypso. Adjacent to the Deck 9 pool areas, both offer steam table grill items (no cooked-to-order food here), such as chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, and French fries that are invariably lukewarm.
Breakfast is more pedestrian, offering the usual mix of European staples (cold cuts, cheeses, yogurt, fruit) and the American breakfast (pancakes, eggs, bacon). A late riser’s breakfast is set up in the Ipanema Grill.
Costa Pacifica cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 1507 staterooms for 3014 passengers (max capacity is 3617) served by 1100 crew-staff. The boat has 13 passenger decks (names are inspired by music), 5 restaurants, 13 lounges and bars, 4D cinema, 4 swimming pools (2 with retractable glass roofs), 5 jacuzzies (also 6 Samsara Spa Suites have own hot tubs), 18 elevators. Pacifica has no self-service laundromats on board.
On Costa Pacifica, there are a total of 308 original artworks and 5929 prints (design project by “Cervi e Rossi” studio) on display at various places throughout the ship.
Besides the ship’s staff and crew, Costa cruise passengers are also served by Peper robots – the latest cyborg technology implemented fleetwide in 2016. These humanoid robots greet and guide passengers upon embarkation. They also assist them throughout the cruise by providing information and tips on onboard dining, entertainment, enrichment program (workshops, pre-scheduled events), casino and shopping promotions, shore excursions and tours. Pepper robots are mobile and communicate in 3 languages (English, German, Italian). They can also interpret human emotions by analyzing voice tones and facial expressions.
Costa Pacifica drydock 2017 refurbishment review
The ship’s 2017 drydock refurbishment (November 26 – December 7) was done at Chantier Naval de Marseille shipyard (Marseille France). Along with the general maintenance works, the ship also received significant upgrades of its public areas and interior spaces.
- Gelateria Amarillo (premium ice-cream shop) and Pizzeria Pummid’Oro were added. The new Pizzeria Restaurant is complimentary and offers traditional Italian pizzas with dough made from 100% natural yeast, selected flours, San Marzano DOP (“Denominazione d’ Origine Protetta”) tomatoes, home-made mozzarella (produced on the ship). The new ice-cream bar offers Italian gelato with Agrimontana flavorings.
- During the refit was also installed a digital signage system consisting of high-res monitors and interactive touch screens.
|Owner||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Port of registry||Italy, Genoa|
|Ordered||14 December 2005|
|Launched||30 June 2008|
|Christened||5 June 2009|
|Acquired||29 May 2009|
|In service||5 June 2009|
|Status||Out of Service|
|Class and type||Concordia-class cruise ship|
|Length||290.2 m (952 ft)|
|Beam||36 m (118 ft)|
|Draught||8.2 m (27 ft)|
|Depth||19.77 m (64.9 ft)|
|Deck clearance||11.57 m (38.0 ft)|
|Installed power||6 × Wärtsilä 12V46, 12,600 kW each|