Travelers can see the best of the Mediterranean this fall at an exceptional value with two offers from Costa Cruises, the cruise line that calls the Mediterranean its year-round home.
With special rates, free instant upgrades and reduced deposits on select departures from September through November, Costa’s “Best of the Rest NOW” promotion lets cruisers enjoy Europe’s most sought-after destinations, while the “Fall Kids Free Promotion” enables youngsters to cruise for free.
“Costa Cruises calls the Mediterranean home all year, and our extraordinary itineraries throughout the region have been recognized with numerous awards,” said Scott Knutson, vice president of sales and marketing for Costa Cruises North America. “These accolades, combined with the two fantastic offers we’re featuring, make Costa the ideal choice to explore the Med this fall.”
The “Best of the Rest NOW” promotion features seven-night western Mediterranean cruises roundtrip from Savona, Italy, aboard Costa Serena, Costa Mediterranea and Costa Favolosa. Costa Serena will call at La Spezia, Civitavecchia (Rome) and Naples, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; and Marseille, France. Costa Mediterranea calls at Marseille; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Tunis, Tunisia; Palermo, Sicily; and Naples. Costa Favolosa’s itinerary will feature Barcelona; Palma de Mallorca; La Valletta, Malta; Palermo and Civitavecchia. The special per person, double occupancy rates start at $499, $549 and $599, respectively.
In the eastern Mediterranean, Costa Fascinosa will cruise to Bari, Italy; Corfu, Mykonos and Santorini, Greece; and Dubrovnik, Croatia, with “Best of the Rest NOW” rates starting at just $599. Guests can embark Costa Magica for an adventure to Bari; Katakolon and Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Izmir, Turkey; and Dubrovnik with rates starting at $649. Both ships sail seven-night roundtrip from Venice, Italy, and rates are per person, double occupancy.
Under the “Fall Kids Free Promotion,” junior cruisers ages 17 and under can sail free when traveling with two full-fare guests in the same cabin. This great family value is available on select fall and winter sailings, including all of the above itineraries. Kids also can sail free on fall western Mediterranean sailings aboard Costa Deliziosa, Costa Fortuna, Costa neoRiviera and Costa neoRomantica, and winter Med sailings aboard Costa Deliziosa and Costa’s new flagship — Costa Diadema, which is due for delivery in November 2014.
Costa’s Mediterranean itineraries feature three countries and five cities in seven nights, but perhaps the most important number is one, as in guests only have to unpack one time while enjoying multiple destinations. Cruise guests take advantage of a convenient, relaxing, multicity voyage for a third of the cost of a comparable land vacation, without the hustle and bustle of checking into different hotels and carrying luggage across the continent.