Costa Cruise Deals for Military and Veterans

The Toscana is one of Costa’s newest ships, sleek and elegant inside and out.

Costa Toscana will sail seven-day cruises in the Western Mediterranean, calling Barcelona and Valencia in spring or Ibiza and Valencia in summer. 

See all future Toscana cruises at this link!

This page will reveal lists of all Costa cruise deals for military and veterans with the top ten best deals listed on the first page of the search results.

Click the links below to see our exclusive discounts on all Costa cruises for veterans, military members, their families and organizations.

Today’s Special Deals on Costa Cruise Line Include:

  • We’ve got an EXCLUSIVE LOW RATE on all Costa cruises.
  • Your Costa cruise can include a drink package. We have a special low rate on that too.

Costa’s Military Discount

Costa’s does not offer a special military rate or discount. However, they do have a special low Interline rate on some of their cruise dates, which they allow only Military Cruise Deals to use for their military customers.

The Interline fare code is normally one that is reserved only for airline employees and is far below all other rates. So it’s a huge deal that we are allowed to use the Interline rate for our military customers.

Often the Interline rate is hundreds of dollars below Costa’s other fare codes.

Costa also allows us to offer our military families a reduced deposit of only $100 per cabin.

So, for those reasons, Costa earns an A+ rating from us, for offering military and veterans special pricing and benefits.

However, Costa already provides such a good cruising experience at such an affordable price – even without an additional military discount from them, they will often be the lowest-priced option for the cruise you prefer.

In addition to all that, ON TOP OF THOSE SAVINGS AND DEALS, we offer a military discount from us here at Military Cruise Deals to every Costa ship and sailing!

Our online cruise search and booking engine are configured to add this substantial military discount to every Costa cruise!

So go ahead and compare our online rates to anyone else: we’re always less than Travelocity, Orbitz, USAA, Expedia, Vacations To Go, and the cruise line directly! Then feel free to book the cruise directly online or Contact Us for assistance.

Costa Cruise Departure Ports

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Costa cruise deals for military and veterans Costa Luminosa
The majestic Costa Luminosa on the open seas.

Costa has announced a new pricing model that allows you to choose a cruise price that includes a drink package, or one that does not.

The price that includes the drink package is a good value if you are going to drink anyway.

The ‘My Drinks’ price includes everything in the ‘My Cruise’ price.

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Costa’s New Pricing Options: My Cruise or My Drinks.

Military Spouse’s Reviews of Costa

Heather Stinson

We just returned from our third cruise. This was our first time on Costa (the Diadems). I originally booked because I received a phenomenal deal, but then was skeptical because of things I had read online. I will tell you, most of the negative things I read were WRONG!

Firstly, we are a family of five, so our previous experience was with two cabins. Costa’s cabin for five was a HUGE selling point, and it worked so well for us.

We had an oceanview room with two upper bunks, and they rolled another bed in for under one of the top bunks. The cabin also had two bathrooms-one with a toilet, shower, and sink; the other had a bath/shower and sink. It worked perfectly for our family (our two teenage girls like to primp).

Costa cruise deals for military and veterans Costa Diadema Grand Suite Room
A recent snap of the Costa Diadema Grand Suite Room.

The staff on board was very helpful, despite what we heard. I will say they were different. By which I mean they weren’t “in your face” pushing services on you; but if you needed something, they did everything possible to help.

Booking excursions was so easy. The ship had multiple kiosks on board where I could choose and print my tickets.

The food was good-typical European cruise food, on par with our previous experiences. There was a hot breakfast served in the restaurants every morning, and euro breakfast at the buffet. Every night, there were multiple options for dinner, and the restaurant food was delicious.

Every night on board there was a show and every day there were multiple events to keep cruisers of all ages entertained. My teens liked their “teen club”, and my five-year-old had a good time in the “Squok Club.”

Overall, I would say Costa is an excellent value, especially for those who don’t want to spend a fortune on a memorable experience! When booking our next cruise, we won’t hesitate to go with Costa.

Costa cruise deals for military and veterans Costa Ship Favolosa
Costa Favolosa turning around in front of the stunning vista of Geirangerfjord.

Spouse Reviews for Costa Cruises

Ericka Panlaqui-Zuñiga

My husband and I with our 2 yr old went on a cruise with Costa exactly a year ago. It was our very first cruise.

I’ve read negative reviews about Costa Cruises but we still went for it because we were given an awesome deal. I was very skeptical at first since it was our first time cruising with a toddler in tow. But man oh man! I was soooo impressed with everything since day one!

We were in Costa Delizioza, and had a blast the whole time, we didn’t even want to debark from the ship! The food wasn’t bad, there’s a buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There were days we opted for the sit-down restaurant; the service, crew, and food did not disappoint. We did the formal dinner almost every night and were treated like a king and queen by our designated server.

Our room was cleaned and immaculate every time we came back to it. They had live shows and programs going on every day. My daughter even got to meet Peppa pig and had lunch with her! How cool was that! We didn’t have any issues the whole time.

The only thing I would suggest that they could improve on is the way we had to get in line to get a ticket for some stuff and when we had to pick up our passports at the end of the trip it was a little hassle. Overall it was an amazing experience, we always recommend it to our friends and we can’t wait to get on our next cruise with Costa!

Costa Ship Caribbean Cruise Deals
Costa’s cruise ships are large, luxury vessels doing itineraries in the Caribbean, and Mediterranean, and circumnavigating the globe.

Sara Mendenhall

We just returned from our cruise on Costa Diadema. This was our first cruise ever with any cruise line for my family. I had set my expectations pretty low because of all the negative reviews. I would have to say without a doubt this cruise was great!!!

The food was delicious! The buffet for breakfast and lunch had a big variety of Italian/European dishes, with pretty displays of fresh fruit.

The sit-down dinner meal was a nice selection of finer dining food and it all tasted great! We did the restaurant dining once for breakfast to order hot eggs, but we preferred the buffet breakfasts mostly because it is a quicker option in the morning.

We only did one boat excursion. In Marseille, we went on the Aix en Provence tour. It was a nice walking tour with some free time at the end to explore/shop. I do wish we had more time there but it was only a 1/2 day tour option.

At all the other ports we explored on our own and all the ports had information booths available with maps and some with last-minute tours that you could go on. Also, we pre-booked a Rome all-day tour all around Italy which was great!

The staff and service were very helpful when you asked and needed it. They were never pushy or constantly asking if you needed something.

The cruise ship was super clean. They were always cleaning it, I saw deck crews cleaning throughout the day.

It is a full European cruise experience, which you should expect since you are cruising in Europe. I would cruise with Costa again a heartbeat! We are already talking about next spring break.

Costa cruise deals for military and veterans Costa Cruise Deck
Tranquil view from a Costa Cruise Deck.

A Costa cruise starts off with a Buon Viaggio (bon voyage) celebration, ends with an Italian street festival, and consists of all sorts of Italian-type joys in between, including tossing pizza dough at Italian cooking classes. That’s Amore!

Costa Cruise Line Facts

  • Costa is the distinctly international arm of the World’s Leading Cruise Corporation: Carnival
  • Europe’s #1 Cruise Line, Italy’s largest travel company
  • A 15 Ship, Italian flagged, fleet
  • All ship interiors are non-smoking as of January 2014
  • Popular Options, Abundant Choices
  • Costa has more 7-night, year-round Europe cruises than any other cruise line
  • Departures in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Baltic Sea, Central America, Africa, Dubai, Far East, Indian Ocean, South America, and the Caribbean
  • Around the World and Transatlantic cruises with 250 destinations, 100 itineraries, 69 embarkation ports, and 2,200 shore excursions
If you’re trying to see Europe, no cruise line covers more European ports in a single cruise than Costa.
Costa cruise deals for military and veterans Costa Deliziosa Samsara Suite
View from a Costa Deliziosa Samsara Suite.

Hug Peppa Pig on Costa!


Costa has a phenomenal kids program. Kids can hug Peppa Pig, be a “Captain in training”, be a “Princess for a day” and participate in sports tournaments. For the older kids, there are video games, dance and music classes, pool parties, and sports tournaments as well.

PLUS Costa has revamped the kids onboard water parks. There are baby pools on the Deliziosa, Diadema, Fascinosa, Favolosa, Luminosa, Magica, Mediterranea, and NeoRiviera. There are two-deck water parks on the Fascinosa and Favolosa with water games, a pirate ship, and a castle! There’s also one on the Diadema with three decks!

For all children between the ages of 3 and 17, Costa Cruises entertainment staff is available for Squok Club 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.

Children's entertainment is free and is organized into four distinct categories:

Teen:15-17 years old,

Teen Junior: 12-14 years old,

Maxi:7-12 years old,

and Mini: 3-6 years old.

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 entertained in the Kids Club program, or at night, while the kids are with group babysitters.

Mini and Maxi Club nighttime group baby-sitting, held in the children's arena, is a free-of-charge babysitting service until 1:30 am.

There is no nighttime babysitting service available for children under 36 months.

Innovative Onboard Activities:

  1. Roller Skating Track
  2. 18-Hole Golf Simulator – like none other at sea!
  3. Laser Tag
  4. 4D Cinema – Multi-sensory experience
  5. 24/7 onboard kiosks
  6. Grand Prix Race Car Simulator
  7. Video Arcade
  8. Casino
  9. Recording Studio
  10. Disco
  11. PlayStation Nights on giant outdoor screens
  12. Ballroom – largest at sea
  13. Waterslides/Waterparks
  14. Kid’s Squok Club/Teen Zone

For more information about cruising with kids click here:

Cruising with Kids

For more information about cabins for 5 on Costa click here:

Cabins for 5

For more information about cabins for 5 in EUROPE click here:

Cabins for 5 in Europe

Why book with us?

We add an additional military and veteran discount to every Costa cruise deal!

We often have great specials available only to our military and veteran customers, which can include: discounted travel insurance, free gratuities, onboard credit, drink packages, huge reductions in deposit amounts, and more.

We are well-traveled military and veteran cruise experts - so we know just how to find all discounts available to you and get them applied.

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Our agents are experts in finding all applicable Costa cruise deals for military and veterans.

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