Best of the Baltics & Fjords: Costa Cruises Offers Most Verandas & Savings on Northern European Voyages in 2008

MIAMI, FL, April 28 – From the lush green landscapes surrounding centuries-old fjords to the sophisticated cities of Scandinavia, Costa Cruises offers travelers a glimpse into the “Best of the Baltics” aboard its three ships that sail the region on seven to 14-night voyages in 2008. With more verandas in Northern Europe than any other cruise line, guests will have a special view into this incredible part of Europe that brings both sublime nature and cultural enticement together in one place. Fares on these sailings begin at just $799 in the summer, offering an outstanding value for travelers to experience the region, complete with Costa’s signature Italian flair for “la dolce vita.”

In 2008, three Costa ships will sail Northern Europe – the 86,000-ton Costa Mediterranea and Costa Atlantica, as well as the 76,000-ton Costa Victoria. Together, these ships offer more veranda accommodations than any other cruise line. Costa’s Northern European itineraries cover thousands of square miles, from Iceland to Sweden, from Norway to Germany, from Denmark to Russia. Travelers will see awe-inspiring fjords, cascading waterfalls, legendary castles, ornate palaces and brilliantly colorful meadows visiting cities like St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Oslo. This unique mix of spectacular natural beauty, medieval castles, storybook palaces and savvy city flair come together to form an unbelievable experience for guests.

“This summer, we’re offering some of our best values ever to travelers visiting Northern Europe – not only are the fares incredible, but the quality guests will experience onboard is beyond excellent on all three ships sailing the region,” said Maurice M. Zarmati, President and CEO of Costa Cruise Lines—North America. “Our three ships in the region offer guests more veranda options than any other cruise line. For travelers who have already visited the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, or even Alaska, sailing Northern Europe is the perfect vacation option.”

Costa offers guests a unique experience of “love, laughter and la dolce vita” in Northern Europe, and everywhere they sail. For 60 years, Costa Cruises has brought its special brand of Italian warmth and European sophistication to travelers around the world. “Cruising Italian Style” with Costa is much more than a voyage to a new and exciting destination – it’s an experience that creates lifetime memories that linger and make guests smile at unexpected moments. From delectable fresh pastas, warm cappuccinos, international guests who become friends from around the world, and charming Italian greetings travelers hear such as “buon giorno” and “buona sera,” sailing with Costa brings the passion and vitality of Italy to sea. For reservations or more information, contact a travel agent, call (800) GO-COSTA or visit