ME prominent in Costa’s plan for 2008


Cruises to Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Indian Ocean, Costa’s brand new brochure offers this and more in 2008.

The company has put out simultaneously throughout the world its new brochure, available on the internet. Billed a totally user-friendly tool, it allows customers to plan vacations far in advance, while showcasing new destinations and itineraries.
In the wake of the Costa Classica’s success in 2007, Costa Cruises is doubling the number of ships setting sail to discover lands rich in contrasts with all the charm of the nearby Orient: Dubai, Al Fujairah, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Oman. Between 2007 and March 2008 the Costa Romantica and the Costa Europa will depart from Dubai to discover these dream destinations.
New on the company’s route is the Indian Ocean, and the Costa Marina will be setting sail between Christmas and Easter to undiscovered paradises and distant and mysterious lands like Kenya, Madagascar, Mayotte, Reunion, Mauritius and the Seychelles. These 16-day itineraries will depart from Mauritius.
In the Mediterranean, new destinations in store for 2008 include the Costa Magica’s debut in Naples, with an itinerary in the western Mediterranean that promises sun, beaches and history and calls at Palermo, Tunis, Palma, Barcelona, Marseilles and Savona.
Costa Concordia will confirm her seven-day cruises to the western Mediterranean, while Costa Romantica will be positioned in the port of Rome (Civitavecchia), offering seven-day cruises, one to the eastern Mediterranean (Greece and Turkey) and the other to the western Mediterranean (Tunisia and Libya). Costa Europa will be deployed on 10- and 11-day cruises with various destinations to Mediterranean Europe and North Africa.
Other regions on offer are the Caribbean, South America and North Europe and the Far East.

After the Samsara Spa’s incredible success on the Costa Concordia and the Costa Serena, starting in May 2007, bookings are now open for a special Wellness Programme on board the Costa Atlantica and the Costa Mediterranea that includes accommodation in Wellness Cabins or Suites with total comfort and exclusive accessories, a welcome ceremony with fitness lessons, three treatments of choice and access to the Wellness restaurant with a special menu.