Costa Cruises, the largest Italian travel group and Europe’s no.1 cruise company, has confirmed its continuing growth; the total number of guests taking a cruise with Costa this Easter will be 10% higher compared to last year.
With an increased fleet capacity, Costa Cruises is offering a wide range of holiday options with 14 ships to choose from. The lion’s share of the cruises will be in the Mediterranean, with 12 ships deployed and the convenience of various ports of embarkation. Costa’s Easter cruises are both readily accessible and easily affordable.
This Easter, Costa Serena, Costa Concordia and Costa Magica will be offering 8-day Western Mediterranean cruises. Costa Serena’s itinerary takes in Savona, Naples, Catania, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona and Marseilles; Costa Concordia will be operating the route Savona, Civitavecchia, Palermo, Malta, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona; whilst Costa Magica will be sailing from Savona to Civitavecchia, Palermo, Cagliari, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona and Marseilles.
Two ships will be deployed in the Eastern Mediterranean, again on 8-day cruises: Costa Fortuna on a route to the Greek islands taking in Venice, Bari, Olympia, Santorini, Rhodes and Dubrovnik; and the Costa Atlantica bound for Greece and Turkey, calling at Venice, Bari, Olympia, Izmir, Istanbul, Dubrovnik.
For those with only have a few days’ holiday, Costa Cruises offers the chance to book short cruises, lasting from 4 to 6 days, again in the Mediterranean. Featuring on these routes are the two sister ships – Costa Luminosa and Costa Deliziosa, the two most exclusive ships in the fleet: Costa Deliziosa will be departing on April 21 on a 4-day cruise calling at Savona, Barcelona, Ibiza and Ajaccio; Costa Luminosa sets sails on April 19 on a 6-day itinerary encompassing Savona, Ajaccio, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari, Malta and Capri. In addition to these two “top of the range” ships, the Costa Victoria is scheduled to depart on April 20 on a 5-day cruise with the following itinerary: Savona, Barcelona, Pala, Cagliari, Ajaccio.
Those lucky enough to enjoy a longer break can take advantage of an 11-day cruise to Greece and Turkey on Costa Pacifica, another 11-day holiday on Costa Mediterranea, this time to the Canary Islands, or 12 days on Costa Allegra on a cruise to the Black Sea.
Meanwhile, those who prefer more exotic destinations can opt for the 11-day cruise on the Costa Classica, leaving Singapore on April 23 and bound for some of the finest places in Vietnam, China and Taiwan.