Cruise to the scenic Mediterranean on Costa Concordia, Costa Serena and Costa Magica
This spring, Costa Cruises, Europe?s no.1 cruise company, is offering 7-night Mediterranean cruises at unbeatable prices. Costa Concordia, Costa Serena and Costa Magica will bring guests to Savona, Barcelona, Palma, Malta, Palermo, Naples, Marseille and other scenic destinations.
This year, the Costa fleet will mark around 9.5 million passenger movements in the Mediterranean ports which is a 33% increase compared to 2010, calling at a total of 92 Mediterranean ports. This reinforces the undisputed leadership of Costa Cruises in the Mediterranean and shows why Costa enjoys one of the highest growth rates in the global cruise industry.
Mediterranean Spirit: 7-night Cruise on Costa Concordia
Departing from Savona or Civitavecchia, the 7-night cruise on Costa Concordia (114,500 gross tonnage and 3,780 total guests capacity) will journey through Barcelona, Palma, Malta and Palermo with prices starting at only US$659*. Sailings will commence on May 2, 16, 23, 30 (departing from Savona) or May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (departing from Civitavecchia).
On the second day of the voyage, guests will be taken to La Sagrada Familia, the landmark of Barcelona where they can appreciate one of the world?s most famous architectural masterpieces. Guests will not only see the two completed facades (the Nativity and the Passion facades) but also enjoy an eye-opening tour inside the church where skilled craftsmen continue their construction work.
Mediterranean Fascination: 7-night Cruise on Costa Serena
The 7-night cruise on Costa Serena (114,500 gross tonnage and 3,780 total guests capacity) takes guests from Barcelona through Marseille, Savona, Naples, Catania and Palma with prices starting at only US$659*, and starts sailing on April 1, 8, 29 and May 6, 13, 20, 27.
For adventurous guests, a thrilling cycling ride awaits as they arrive at the port of Naples. They can immerse themselves in a fascinating cycling journey in Vesuvius National Park, which is acclaimed for its enchanting landscape and scenery, and breathtaking views of the volcano and the Gulf of Naples.
Guests seeking a relaxing excursion in Naples could take a journey to Capri, the island?s capital surrounded by little white houses and enjoy a romantic stroll with their special someone.
Mediterranean Fascination: 7-night Cruise on Costa Magica
Departing from Savona or Civitavecchia, the 7-night cruise on Costa Magica (103,000 gross tonnage and 3,470 total guests capacity) will journey through Palermo, Cagliari, Palma, Barcelona and Marseille with prices starting at only US$649*, and embarks on April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13 (departing from Savona), or April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7 (departing from Civitavecchia).
At Palermo, guests can stroll into the narrow alleys of the old city and explore the heart of the renowned „Ballaro? market of Sicily where they can taste the most authentic panella made from the freshest ingredients. Add a special touch to the journey by visiting the mysterious part of the city – the mesmerizing Oratory of Saint Cita.
In addition, Costa Cruises offers attractive itineraries in the East Mediterranean. Costa Favolosa (112,000 gross tonnage and 3,780 total guests capacity), the new flagship of the Costa fleet will enter into service in July this year. Costa Favolosa will be operating 7-night cruises from Venice to Bari, Katakolon, Izmir, Istanbul and Dubrovnik throughout this summer season. Moreover, one of the beloved ships in the Costa fleet, Costa Fortuna (103,000 gross tonnage and 3,470 total guests capacity) will also operate 7-night cruises on the Greek islands, taking guests from Venice through Bari, Katakolon, Santorini, Rhodes and Dubrovnik between April and October.
Pioneer Cruise Line in Europe
As a pioneer cruise line in Europe, Costa not only achieves high growth rates in passenger movement, but is also committed to social accountability and environmental sustainability. As part of its eco-friendly practices, Costa participated in WWF?s Earth Hour 2011 on March 26 at 8.30 pm with its entire fleet. Costa?s ships deployed on cruises worldwide, including those in the Mediterranean, switched off all the “bunting”, the funnels and the lights on the outside decks, in compliance with safety procedures. The event was celebrated in the shipboard restaurants with a special “candlelit dinner”.
Costa Cruises has been an official partner of WWF Italia for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea since July 2005. In 2009 the partnership was extended with the objective of setting up a network of new marine protected areas in the Mediterranean.
Indulge in the Mediterranean mania and enjoy cruising dolce vita style on Costa Cruises this spring.
*Price per person in double cabin, exclude port charges, service charges and passenger insurance. Limited cabins. For details, please check with the local tour operators.