As of February 2015, passengers can board Costa Cruise ships at ports around the world, including Miami, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires. Costa offers itineraries in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Atlantic and more.
Costa offers online check-in for passengers from certain countries to prepare their boarding documents at home. Generally, cruise passengers should plan to arrive at the port early to allow time for passing through security and receiving room keys. Many cruise lines begin boarding four hours before departure. It is advisable to plan to arrive in town a day early, or at least several hours early to allow for unforeseen circumstances.