Genoa, November 12, 2015 – Costa Cruises
received top billing in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards
for the category “Best Mediterranean Itineraries”.
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“We are very
honored of receiving this award. It’s a further recognition of how much
consumers appreciate our Mediterranean cruises. It’s very important for us
since we consider the Mediterranean sea as Costa Cruises’ home. During its 67
years of history the company introduced unique innovations in this strategic
area, such as winter cruises, cabins with private balcony and the neoCollection
- said Mario Zanetti Vice President Revenue Management, Air & Sea, Itinerary
Planning of Costa Cruises - “In 2015 we deployed 12 ships in the
Mediterranean, offering 27 different itineraries, ranging from three to 13
days, with 69 ports of call in 14 countries.”
innovations include the new flagship Costa Diadema, ambassador of Italy’s
finest, with 7-day cruises offering guests the chance of visiting in a single
cruise Florence and Rome, two of the most popular Italian cities, and beautiful
Mediterranean cities like Barcelona and Marseille. In addition, Costa Mediterranea
introduced one week cruises from Trieste and Venice to discover Croatia, Greece
Among the wide
range of cruises in the Mediterranean Sea, in 2015 Costa proposed Costa
neoCollection itineraries with Costa neoRiviera, Costa neoRomantica and Costa
neoClassica, which offer “slow” cruises away from the bustle of mass tourism in
the eastern and western Mediterranean, including destinations declared UNESCO
World Heritage Sites.
designed for those who would like to experience a Costa cruise without having a
full week available or are interested in a short break to relax, Costa ships
offers 3/4/5-day mini-cruises in the Mediterranean Sea departing from Savona.