During the Easter holidays, five cruises will criss-cross the Mediterranean. This spring-summer period is marked by the return of the flagship Costa Toscana to the Mediterranean, the return to service of the Costa Diadema after renovation works and the Costa Fortuna routes between Greece and the Balearic Islands.
Next-generation ships Costa Toscana and Costa Smeralda will cover the region with two week-long cruises, Costa Pacifica and Costa Fascinosa will offer two 5- and 4-day mini-cruises, and Costa Diadema will sail to the islands Canary Islands for a two-week cruise. During the Easter period, the Costa Firenze and the
Costa Favolosa will head for itineraries in South America. The Costa Deliziosa will carry out the last part of its Round the World cruise, with the passage of the Panama Canal, while the Costa Fortuna will complete its transatlantic cruise from South America to Italy.
Among the new proposals are the return of the flagship Costa Toscana to the Mediterranean, the return to service of the Costa Diadema and the routes of the Costa Fortuna. After a winter in the Persian Gulf, Costa Toscana is back in the Mediterranean for the Easter holidays, offering week-long cruises from
Marseille to Barcelona, Cagliari, Naples, Civitavecchia/Rome and Genoa thus joining its twin, the Costa Smeralda, already in the Mediterranean, which will set sail for Spain with stopovers in Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca (Ibiza in summer), then in Italy in Palermo,
Civitavecchia/Rome and Savona.
The third Costa ship positioned in the Western Mediterranean is the Costa Diadema. During the winter season, the ship has undergone major renovations, offering new experiences to make stays on board unique. The ship will now have the Archipelago restaurant, where passengers can discover menus
created exclusively for Costa by chefs Bruno Barbieri, Hélène Darroze and Ángel León, as well as the Sushino sushi bar, which also includes a lounge with live music; the Fiorentina Steak House, which offers the best of Italian meats and
international; the Sunset Bar, for an aperitif at sunset thanks to a terrace with a view of the sea; and a completely renovated Spritz bar.
From Easter 2023, the Costa Diadema will offer two-week cruises to the Canary Islands, followed, from May 7, by a one-week itinerary departing from Marseille with stops in Savona,
Civitavecchia/Rome, Cagliari or Ajaccio (depending on departures), Palma de Mallorca and Valencia.
From April 13, the Costa Fortuna, after finishing the season in South America, will also return to the Western Mediterranean. After a 3-day mini-cruise, it will offer 14-day itineraries, first to Turkey, then to the Canary Islands. In summer, the ship will visit the Greek Islands and the Balearic Islands for an unprecedented cruise of two
weeks, with stopovers in Savona, Civitavecchia/Rome, Messina, four magnificent islands in Greece, such as Crete (with a stopover in Heraklion), Rhodes, Mykonos, Santorini, Kefalonia (with a stopover in Argostoli), Palma de Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands, then Barcelona.
Costa’s offer in the Mediterranean will be completed by Costa Deliziosa, which will explore Marghera/Venice, Katakolon/Olympia (Greece), Mykonos (Greece) Santorini (Greece) and Bari, and Costa Pacifica, which will visit Taranto (Italy), the company’s new port of call, Catania (Italy), Malta, Mykonos and Santorini. They both offer week-long cruises.
Northern Europe cruises will be available from May to September. The Costa Fascinosa will offer 12-day itineraries to the North Cape, or 9-day cruises to the most beautiful Baltic cities; the Costa Favolosa will visit Iceland, the Lofoten Islands, Greenland, a new destination for this summer, or Great Britain and Ireland; the Costa Firenze will offer one-week cruises to discover the Norwegian fjords.
For those who only have a few days, mini-cruises of 3 to 5 days from Marseille to Spain and Italy are offered in the spring aboard Costa Fascinosa and Costa Pacifica.
For a longer stay, in addition to the Costa Fortuna and the Costa Diadema, there are Costa Pacifica cruises in the spring which set sail for Israel and Egypt; Costa Firenze, Costa Favolosa and Costa Fascinosa cruises from the Mediterranean to Northern Europe, with the possibility of choosing the reverse route, from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean, in
september ; and finally the 10-day Costa Favolosa cruises to Lisbon and the 11-day Costa Favolosa cruises to Morocco.
Costa’s Anniversary Deals – launched to mark the company’s 75th anniversary – are still available to book a Costa cruise in spring or summer, with 75 cruises at special rates, available until April 23.
Information and reservations in travel agencies or on www.costacroisieres.fr
Tourism professionals: appointment on CostaExtra.fr