Guanciale” (cheek lard), pecorino (Italian sheep cheese), egg, salt and pepper: these are the simple – and only – ingredients in a carbonara, one of the best-loved and oft-imitated dishes in the world.  And to celebrate this 100% Italian speciality, Costa Cruises is taking part in #CarbonaraDay, organised by the International Pasta Organization and Associazione delle Industrie del Dolce e della Pasta (Italian manufacturing industries of pasta and bakery products).


In association with Barilla, Costa Cruises is paying tribute once again to “Italy’s finest”, celebrating #CarbonaraDay on board its fleet. Carbonara will be served for dinner in restaurants on board 10 ships, in various destinations around the world: from the Caribbean to Dubai, from Spain to Greece and Italy. And on board Costa Deliziosa and Costa Fascinosa, which are cruising the Mediterranean at the moment, guests can watch a cooking demonstration, where every step required to make this delicious will be shown. To make sure as many people as possible hear about this special day, all guests on holiday on Costa ships will be invited to post photos of their mouthwatering carbonara on their social channels with the hashtags #CarbonaraDay #CostaCruises.

But there’s much more than pasta on board Costa Cruises ships! Guests can enjoy many other delicious Italian specialities: from regional menus to the special menu by the chef Bruno Barbieri; from mozzarella made on board to pizzas with San Marzano DOP tomatoes, selected flours and sourdough starter; from chocolate pralines by Guido Gobino to ice cream made with Agrimontana ingredients; and from illy coffee to Ferrari sparkling wines and Aperol Spritz.