Costa Cruises releases 2011 brochure

first_img<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/23443/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> The first Costa Cruise ship to make a call to Australia will be in 2012, revealed a spokesman for the cruise line last week.Speaking to e-Travel Blackboard on Thursday, Costa Cruises Sales and Marketing Director, Asia Pacific, Dario Rustico said Costa’s newest ship Costa Deliziosa would come down under in two years time as part of its Around the World Cruise.From December 2011 to April 2012, the 92,600 tonne Costa Deliziosa will cruise across the world’s five continents and visit Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.The news comes as Costa Cruises releases its 2011 brochure with over 250 destinations and more than 130 different itineraries including the Around the World cruise.  Highlights include a new 14-day itinerary in the Far East tailored specifically for Australian cruisers, sailing from Singapore to Thailand and Malaysia. It will sail between December 2010 and April 2011 and can be broken down into two seven-day segments.Costa’s tailored cruise in Asia for Australians is “a unique proposition” according to Rustico, who believes Asian cruises are underdeveloped in the country and expects 40-50 percent of the Far East cruise to be filled with Australian passengers.The cruise line is also offering for the first time seven night cruises during the Winter Mediterranean. It has added Valencia to the itinerary on the Costa Magica, allowing passengers to disembark at the Spanish city and catch the high speed train to Madrid.The Costa Magica will also be offering seven-day cruises to Savona, Civitavecchia, Palermo, Tunis, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona and Marseilles.Another exciting development for Costa in Spring 2011 will be the arrival of its new Concordia -class ship Costa Favolosa which is a contemporary “fairy tale castle” at sea. It features a new entertainment area called Club Cavallo Bianco, with a 4D Cinema, PlayStation World, a bar with ice-cream, drinks and popcorn, kids’ dance floor, children’s game room, and a new Aqua Park water playground for little ones with its own galleon.The Costa Favolosa will leave from Venice on her maiden cruise on 7 July 2011 on a 10-day voyage of discovery to Israel, Greece and Turkey. Costa will welcome a second Concordia -class ship Costa Fascinosa in Spring 2012.Rustico said 100,000 copies of Costa’s 2011 brochure had been printed and would be distributed across Australia in April. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.Llast_img

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