Costa Cruise Western Mediterranean itineraries
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Have the urge to travel this year? Or Not? Consider this. Costa presents the Western Med itineraries as an alternative to the routine skiing or "beaching" winter vacations. With airfares to Europe lower in winter, pleasant touring temperatures, fewer crowds and incredible cruise vacation rates; winter is an ideal time to visit the most exquisite and dreamed of destinations...the ones you see on cable TV travel programs!
Imagine strolling through Barcelona's Las Ramblas, sipping the traditional hot chocolate from a cafe before wandering on to see the Gaudi architecture- Sagrada Familia to name one!
Take a bike ride through the charming streets of Palma on the island of Mallorca, to see the fashionable beach area, or visit the Catalonian Gothic Cathedral that is not only a revered sanctuary, but also a city landmark.
As you approach Naples, gaze at the majestic Mt. Vesuvius. Upon arrival, take in the sites of the city, sampling authentic pizza as it was discovered; or venture to the most beautiful island of Capri. It is lovely in winter with the distinctive blue colors of the sea, charming shops; sample the signature limoncello along the way.
Plan your special winter vacation with lowest rates now and take advantage of Costa's FREE Onboard Credit** offer to enhance your vacation as you like! Book today with only $100pp FULLY REFUNDABLE deposit!*** Hurry, this offer is limited!
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When you choose a Costa cruise we make sure that every small detail results in big moments! Sailing with Costa is a true escape to paradise from start to finish and it all begins with satisfying your clients appetite. Whether you are a foodie or just love a great dining experience, we have multiple options and these happen to be some of our favorite flavors from Chef Bruno Barbieri's La Cena:
• Salad of prawns with endive heart, spiced bread and minced Mediterranean pesto, try it with a glass of Rosato del Salento
• Tortellini in a Parmesan and bay leaf fondue flavored with nutmeg, try it with a glass of Grillo
• Salmon steak with a potato crust and elixir of tomato, capers, oregano and Sicilian vegetable caponata, try it with a glass of Chardonnay
• Lamb cutlets with green bread crust and dried fruit, saffron potatoes and marinated courgettes with thyme flavored juice, try it with a glass of Nero D'Avola
• Sliced beef fillet with aubergine pie au gratin, basil sauce and milk stracciatella, try it with a glass of Cabernet
• Spiced vegetable skewer with pizzaiola sauce, try it with a glass of Bianco di Custoza
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Spain – one of Europe’s most top travel destinations for its fantastic beaches, islands, UNESCO World Heritage sites, stunning and diverse countryside, buzzing nightlife, delicious cuisine and world-famous fiestas! The country is a friendly, multicultural society dedicated to building curious minds, positive attitudes and creative spirits. With great beaches, fun nightlife, many cultural regions and historic cities, Spain makes a great destination for any kind of trip.
Italy is a country in Southern Europe. It is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. Much like its food, this country is an endless feast of experiences. It is famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, its trendy fashion industry, luxury sports cars and motorcycles, diverse regional cultures and dialects, as well as for its beautiful coast, alpine lakes and mountain ranges (the Alps and Apennines). There is also the country’s enormous cultural legacy: Tuscany alone has more classified historical monuments than any country in the world; there are considerable remnants of the Roman Empire all over the country, notably in Rome itself; and every region retains its own relics of an artistic tradition generally acknowledged to be among the world’s richest.
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for over twenty years. It received 83 million visitors in 2012, although these figures are highly skewed by the number of people who frequent the country for the weekend, particularly to visit Disneyland Paris, Europe's most popular visitor attraction. All these people come to France for many a reason: its cities contain some of the greatest treasures on the continent, its countryside is prosperous and well-tended and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions. France is one of the most geographically diverse countries in Europe, containing areas as different from each other as urban chic Paris, the sunny French Riviera, long Atlantic beaches, the winter sports resorts of the French Alps, the castles of the Loire Valley, rugged Celtic Brittany and the historian's dream that is Normandy. The country seduces travellers with its unfalteringly familiar culture, woven around cafe terraces, village-square markets and lace-curtained bistros with their plat du jour chalked on the board. France citizens enjoy a high standard of living, and the country performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, civil liberties, and human development.