Costa Cruises Sees Positive Booking Trends for Easter Cruises

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (April 4, 2012) — Cruise vacations remain one of the
most popular getaways this Easter. In the past two weeks Costa Cruises, the
largest Italian travel group, has recorded booking volumes for its 2012 Easter
cruises exceeding the corresponding figures for its Easter cruises in 2011.
The company, which is the only Italian-flagged cruise company, has five ships
operating in the Mediterranean this Easter. Costa neoRomantica departed
March 31 on a nine-day Western Mediterranean cruise round-trip Savona,
Italy; Costa Mediterranea sails today, April 4, on an 11-day cruise to Greece,
Israel and Turkey; Costa Deliziosa departs April 6 on a five-day mini-cruise
round-trip Savona; Costa Serena leaves April 8 on a one-week Western
Mediterranean itinerary round-trip Savona, and Costa Pacifica also departs
April 8 on an 11-night cruise round-trip Savona.
For travelers wishing to venture to more tropical and exotic destinations this
Easter, there also are one-week cruises to island jewels in the Caribbean on
Costa Atlantica and Costa Luminosa; one-week cruises to the United Arab
Emirates and Oman sailing out of Dubai on flagship Costa Favolosa, and twoweek
itineraries on Costa Classica, departing from Singapore, to Malaysia and

Beyond Easter, Costa’s new mini-cruises aboard Costa Luminosa, Costa
Atlantica and Costa Deliziosa in the Mediterranean are booking strong, ideally
suited for first-time cruisers and travelers who want to make the most of a
getaway but only have limited time available.
For more information on Costa Cruises, contact a travel professional, call 800-
GO-COSTA or visit

For more than 60 years Costa Cruises’ ships have sailed worldwide, offering
the best in Italian style, hospitality and cuisine, while providing holidays
focused on fun and relaxation. The line’s ships visit 250 destinations
throughout the Mediterranean, northern Europe, the Baltic, Caribbean, South
America, United Arab Emirates, Far East and Indian Ocean. Two new ships are
on order from Fincantieri for delivery in May 2012 and 2014.

Costa Crociere S.p.A. is the largest Italian travel group and comprises the brands Costa Cruises,
AIDA Cruises and Iberocruceros. The group ranked 10th in profitability and 65th in terms of
turnover in Mediobanca’s 2009 survey of more than 3,700 Italian enterprises that recorded revenue
of at least 50 million euros the previous fiscal year. Costa Crociere S.p.A. is a member of Carnival
Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest cruise operator.
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Buck Banks
Julie Ellis