The Costa Marina was designed by Guido Canali, a renowned Parma architect and designer and has a unique European look and style. The ship has a glass enclosed roof spanning a three deck atrium cover.

Among some of the activities and amenities include: 3 outdoor swimming pools, 1 indoor swimming pools, 6 Jacuzzi hydromassage baths, approx.

140 m jogging track, Terme Saturnia, fitness centre, beauty salon Maratea Lido, Palinuro Lido.

Some of the dining options the Costa Marina offers include: 3-level Urbino Theater, Spoleto Dance Hall, Capri Lounge, Isola Bella Lounge, Grado Discotheque, Sicilia Casino, Internet cafe, Salento Grand Bar, L'Aquila Bar - cigar bar, Capocolonna Piano Bar.

There is no shortage of entertainment options aboard the ship: 2-level Portofino Restaurant, Costa Smeralda Restaurant, Buffet Bellagio Restaurant, Tavernetta Club Vicenza, Cristallo Restaurant, Yacht Club Buffet, Harry's Bar, Marina Lounge, Laguna Bar, pool bar.