MIAMI, FL, Sept 7 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Guests may saunter and slide into tango perfection without even visiting South America during CostaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s upcoming seven-night Ã¢â‚¬Å“Tango CruiseÃ¢â‚¬Â aboard the stunning Costa Concordia, departing November 25. Featuring numerous tango lessons, dance sessions and performances from ArgentinaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best tango stars, this week-long Western Mediterranean getaway is perfect for travelers looking to learn the dance for the first time, spectators interested in watching from the sidelines, or for tried and true tango lovers looking to perfect their dance moves. Departing from Civitavecchia on November 25, this seven-night tango getaway aboard the 114,500-ton Costa Concordia features stops in Savona, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Tunis, Valletta and Palermo.
Special tango stars conducting workshops and giving performances include:
- Sebastian Arce & Miriana Montes – Known as one of the most revolutionary tango couples in the world and dancing together since 1997, Arce and Montes have participated in many international tango shows and taught at numerous tango festivals worldwide such as Tango-Magia in Amsterdam, Madrid Tango Festival, Berlin Tango Festival, and Sitges Tango Festival in Spain. In addition, they both teach at CITA in Buenos Aires, which is known as one of the top tango festivals in the world.
- Esteban Moreno & Claudia Codega – Since the 1990Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s, Moreno and Codego have trained in many styles of dance including tango, contemporary, and classical. Their first trainer was the great Antonio Todaro, followed by Pepito Avellaneda, and Mingo Pugliese. They have participated in many competitions including the Second London International Tango Festival and currently are abroad working on a series of workshops and dance festivals.
- Marcela Guevara & Stefano Giudice – Trained by the best teachers from Argentina including Pedro Monteleone, Gustabo Naveira and Osvaldo Zott, Guevara and Giudice have been dancing together since 2002. Both recognized as Tangueros from the new, younger generation, they have starred together in Maria de Buenos Aires and have performed with several Tango orchestras as well as other shows independently. Every year Marcela and Stefano organize the International Ã¢â‚¬Å“Torino Tango FestivalÃ¢â‚¬Â which takes place in Torino, Italy.
The Costa Concordia (114,500 tons and 3,780 passengers) was inaugurated in July 2006 and is one of two Costa flagships, along with the Costa Serena. This stunning ship offers incredible innovations including the Samsara Spa, one of the largest spas at sea, two swimming pools with retractable magrodomes, and an authentic Grand Prix race car driving simulator. For reservations or more information, contact a travel agent, call (800) GO-COSTA or visit www.costacruises.com.