“Fall In Love” With Europe For A Fraction Of The Price With A Costa Cruise This Autumn

MIAMI, Aug 20: Fall in love with Europe and Cruising Italian Style this autumn on a cruise with Costa, Europe’s Number One Cruise Line. Incredible fares for 7-night sailings come complete with visits to some of the old world’s most celebrated destinations including Venice, Rome, Barcelona and Naples. Travelers may choose from sailings on the Costa Pacifica, recently inaugurated in June; new sister ships Costa Serena and Costa Concordia; Costa Fortuna, Costa Victoria and Costa Romantica. Attractive fares are available throughout Sept, Oct, and Nov.

Seven-night sailings aboard the Costa Fortuna on Nov 9 from Venice features stops in Bari, Katakolon (Olympia), Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes and Dubrovnik. Costa’s newest ship, the Costa Pacifica departs on Sept 27 from Civitavecchia (Rome) with stops in Savona, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Tunisia, Valletta and Palermo. This innovative new ship is inspired by music and features its own recording studio as well as an exclusive soundtrack created for it by one of Italy’s most famed composers.

“In-the-know travelers have long realized that fall is one of the best times for European travel with its lower airfares, fewer crowds and mild temperatures,” said Maurice Zarmati, president and ceo of Costa Cruise Lines—North America. “To top it off, these cruises average around $56 per day per person and come complete with accommodations, meals and entertainment. You simply can’t find a land-based vacation that comes near the value.”

Costa offers a “true European experience” to travelers, combining the charm of the old world with incredible innovations of today. This special brand of Italian warmth and European sophistication makes cruising with Costa 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 “buongiorno” and “buonasera,” sailing with Costa brings the passion and vitality of Italy to sea. For complete information regarding Costa’s autumn European cruise specials, guests may contact a travel agent, call (800) GO-COSTA or visit www.costacruises.com.