Costa Crociere, the number 1 cruise company in Europe, has announced the replacement of its calls in Tunisia, Egypt and Israel during 2011. Since the beginning of its operations, the Italian company and its passengers have learned to value and appreciate the great appeal of these three countries as prime tourist destinations.
However, due to recent events, the Company decided to change the itineraries of the cruises which initially included calls in those countries.
For all the current season 2011 all the 7 days cruises in the Mediterranean of Costa Concordia, Costa Serena and Costa Magica with a one-day call in Tunis (Tunisia) will be replaced with a oneday call in Malta (Malta), Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and Cagliari (Italy).
Moreover all the Mediterranean itineraries with originally scheduled calls at Alexandria (Egypt), Haifa (Israel) and Ashdod (Israel) will be modified and will offer alternative calls of equivalent attractiveness and cultural appeal such as Limassol (Cyprus), Rhodes (Greece), Marmaris (Turkey) and the new and extremely attracting ports of Alanya (Turkey) and Antalya (Turkey).
All the information on itineraries changes can be checked on the Company’s website and through Costa partner travel agencies.
The changes are due to the Company need to anticipate, to plan and to ensure for the whole season the best possible performing of the several and complex technical and maritime operations.
Moreover the Company strongly wishes to ensure to all its Guests and holiday makers the highest tranquillity and serenity as they are expecting from a cruise with Costa, trying to minimize as much as possible any last-minute calls modification.
At the same time Costa Cruises is confirming all scheduled calls in Egypt, Tunisia and Israel for its 2012 program as presented in the official Costa 2012 brochure already launched worldwide last February 15th, 2011.