553 cruises and 261 destinations to be visited within 137 itineraries worldwide.

Costa Cruises announced its new 2015/16 range of cruises at the 21st edition of ‘I Protagonisti del Mare’ (The Champions of the Sea), the annual event involving about 1,700 partner travel agents from Europe, Asia and Africa. The 18 months of cruises (from November 2014 to April 2016) announced can now be booked in travel agencies or directly on the website.



The 2015/16 announcement included news of Costa Cruises’ range of 553 departures, 261 destinations, 137 itineraries and 60 ports of embarkation around the world. The most exciting news concerns the new itineraries in the most popular destinations – the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Northern Europe – and on the three new Round-the-World Cruises. There are also new cruises to the United Arab Emirates and Oman, South America and the Far East.

The biggest ship announcement is the debut of Costa Diadema (132,500 gross tonnage and 1,862 guest cabins), the fleet’s new flagship which will be christened in Genoa on 7 November 2014. Costa Diadema will be Costa Cruises’ ‘Regina del Mediterraneo’ (Queen of the Mediterranean) and throughout the 2014/15 winter season and 2015 summer season she will operate seven-day cruises from Savona and call at Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Naples and La Spezia each week. Allowing guests the chance to visit two of Italy’s most popular cities – Florence and Naples – on a single cruise.

There is also news regarding the Costa neoCollection, the new type of slow cruise designed to make the most of every minute at a leisurely pace. From December 2014, Costa Classica will join the Costa neoCollection fleet and be renamed Costa neoClassica. Together with Costa neoRomantica and Costa neoRiviera, the new addition will offer cruises to unique destinations with great natural scenery and superb cultural attractions, as well as places that are inaccessible to big ships, including some that have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

“We are really proud to present this new range of cruises to our partners,” declared Michael Thamm, CEO of Costa Crociere S.p.A. “Thanks to them we can continue to grow and innovate, offering our guests the opportunity not simply to go on holiday, but actually to have a dream vacation. This year we have lots of news to share with our partners. One of the headlines is the christening of Costa Diadema, our new flagship that will be a roving ambassador for the ‘Made in Italy’ label.”

A spotlight on the new itineraries

– From December 2015 to March 2016, Costa Mediterranea will be offering cruises in the Caribbean from Miami with calls in the Bahamas, the Antilles and Costa Maya in Mexico.

– In the Mediterranean, Costa Cruises announces four new itineraries. Costa Fascinosa and Costa Magica will offer 12-day cruises in the western Mediterranean with a two-day stopover in Casablanca. Starting from spring 2015 Costa Mediterranea will be deployed on seven-day cruises with an overnight stay in Trieste before visiting beautiful destinations on the Adriatic and Ionian Sea such as Split, Kotor, Kefalonia, Corfu and Dubrovnik. Costa Magica will transport her guests in the Canary Islands with calls at Tenerife and Lanzarote.

– In Northern Europe, Costa Luminosa is offering the opportunity to experience a week in the Baltic Sea with an exclusive overnight stay in St. Petersburg. Costa Fortuna offers ten-day itineraries amongst wonderful Norwegian fiords or two weeks to visit the wild natural scenery of Iceland.

– The Costa neoCollection will be extending its range thanks to the addition of Costa neoClassica to the fleet dedicated to this new way of enjoying the cruise experience. During the winter season Costa neoClassica will offer exclusive itineraries in the Indian Ocean. The main news for summer 2015 is the introduction of fly and cruise departures from Istanbul to the finest Greek islands.

– Costa Cruises will also offer three extraordinary Round-the-World Cruises, with departures available in January and September 2015, and January 2016.

Information source: Costa Cruises

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