Costa Cruises Offers North Americans Appealing ‘Flash Fares’ for Last-Minute Summer Europe 2015 Bookings

Costa Cruises knows it’s never too late to plan a fantastic summer getaway, and with “flash fares” for North Americans on select European cruises now is the time to book an Italian-style cruise. Several Costa ships are sailing throughout the European region for the 2015 summer season, so there are plenty of exciting itineraries.

New homeports and idyllic destinations highlight cruises that visit as many as eight countries in 11 days. Exclusive rates for North American residents start at just $449 per person, double occupancy for a seven-night cruise option.

“With great deals on exciting itineraries, the strong U.S. and Canadian dollars, and affordable international airfare, this summer is a great time to take a Costa cruise,” said Scott Knutson, vice president of Costa Cruises North America. “We want guests to be able to stretch their dollars as far as possible, and there’s still time to take one of our summer Europe cruises without breaking the bank.”

Guests can enjoy “Italy’s Finest” in northern Europe during Costa Luminosa’s “Jewels of the Baltic” itinerary – the first of its kind for Costa. The seven-night cruise is book-ended by overnights at Stockholm, Sweden, and highlighted by an overnight at St. Petersburg, Russia. The ship also calls at the popular Baltic ports of Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland. Rates start at $499. Departures are June 6, 20 and 27; July 4, 11 and 25; and Aug. 1 and 8.

Costa neoRiviera’s 11-night itineraries offer the epitome of an Italian summer among picturesque western Mediterranean islands and Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The ship will cruise roundtrip Savona, Italy, and call at Toulon, France; Propriano, Corsica; Olbia, Sardinia; Trapani, Sicily; Portoferraio, Italy; La Valletta, Malta; and overnight at Salerno and Capri, Italy. Rates start at $749. Departures are June 25; July 6, 17 and 28; and Sept. 10 and 21.

Costa Pacifica’s northern Europe itineraries feature eight different countries in 11 nights. The ship departs Kiel, Germany, Aug. 5 and 27, and calls at Gdynia, Poland; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Riga, Latvia; Tallinn; Helsinki; Nynashamn or Stockholm, Sweden; and an overnight at St. Petersburg. Rates start at $749.

Additional Summer Options
Western Mediterranean
Cruise on Costa Diadema, Costa’s new flagship, with seven-night sailings in the western Med. The “Queen of the Mediterranean” calls at Marseille, France; Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, Spain; and Naples and La Spezia, Italy. Rates start at $499. Departures from Savona include June 20; July 18 and 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; and Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Costa Fascinosa’s seven-night itinerary is highlighted by an overnight at summer hotspot Ibiza in the Balearic Islands. The itinerary also calls at Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Palermo, Sicily; and Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona. Rates start at $599. Roundtrip departures from Savona are July 12, 19 and 26; Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; and Sept. 6.

Eastern Mediterranean
Costa Deliziosa’s seven-night itineraries feature calls at Bari, Italy; Corfu, Mykonos and Santorini, Greece; and Dubrovnik, Croatia. Rates start at $549. The ship sails roundtrip Venice July 12; and Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Costa Mediterranea’s seven-night itineraries call at Venice; Dubrovnik and Split, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; and Argostoli and Corfu, Greece. Roundtrip departures from Trieste, Italy, are May 30; June 13 and 27; July 4, 11, 18 and 25; and Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Rates start at $449.

Costa Favolosa’s seven-night northern Europe itinerary is an exploration of Norway with five calls in the country: Hellesylt, Geiranger, Bergen, Kristiansand and Oslo. The ship also visits Warnem├╝nde (Berlin), Germany. Rates start at $849. Roundtrip departures from Copenhagen, Denmark, are July 11 and 18; and Aug. 1, 8 and 15.

All cruise-only fares are per person, double occupancy, and do not include government taxes and fees. Departures from alternate embarkation ports available on select itineraries.

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