Getting set to sail on a Costa cruise is as simple as the one-two-three steps at CostaCruises.com—guests sailing with Europe's Number One Cruise Line may now check-in online for their cruise vacation. Cruise Diva used the Internet check-in system earlier this year before sailing on Costa Fortuna from Port Everglades and found it was easy to navigate the process via Costa's web site. The good news is that it's now available to guests sailing on all of Costa's itineraries worldwide, including departures from the Caribbean, South America, Northern Europe, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Dubai, and the Far East.
To begin the online check-in process, guests first enter their seven-digit booking number and last name. From there, they may access their boarding form, which they may then fill in with pertinent information needed for sailing. This includes the names and travel documentation information for all guests that are part of the booking. Once all information is filled in, guests simply need to check that the boarding form is complete. If so, their boarding documents are ready to print. The service is available from the time guests have booked and paid for their cruise in full up until the day prior to departure.
"Our web check-in system offers guests an additional ease of travel by allowing them to conveniently check-in from the comfort of their home," said Ruben Perez, senior vice president of guest services and revenue management for Costa North America.
To make things even easier at the pier, Costa also offers electronic check-in kiosks for guests departing from Port Everglades on Caribbean routes. It was the first cruise line at Port Everglades to offer this service, beginning in spring 2008 and it works like a charm.
For the past 60 years Costa Cruises' ships have sailed the world, offering the best in Italian style, hospitality and cuisine and providing dream vacations with the best in fun and relaxation. In 2008, 1.2 million guests chose to cruise with Costa, a record for the European cruise industry. The company's 14 fleet members, each with her own distinctive characteristics and unique style, all fly the Italian flag and are scheduled to be joined by three additional ships through 2012. For reservations or more information regarding Costa Cruises, guests may contact a travel agent, call (800) GO-COSTA, or visit Costa Cruises web site.
For a first-hand look at Costa Fortuna, read Cruising Italian Style and see a preview slide show. Then join us on board through these past blog entries: