Costa Cruises North America released a "Cruising Italian Style" guide that provides a thorough overview of Costa's internationally flavored cruise product. The first printed brochure the line's North American sales and marketing office has produced in three years, the piece is intended to have an extended shelf life by omitting itinerary and pricing information usually found in cruise collateral.
The 40-page sales tool is designed for both travel agents and consumers, and includes deck plans and ship facts on the 14-vessel fleet.
The guide includes sections on the line's 65-year history and heritage. Shipboard activities and amenities are covered, as well as Costa's Samsara Spa, its golf and Grand Prix simulators and 4D Cinema.
The "Where We Sail" section covers the regions where the line operates -- western and eastern Mediterranean, northern Europe, the Caribbean, Dubai and the Red Sea, the Far East and South America -- but does not give itineraries and pricing details that are subject to change.
The section on Costa's ships covers its characteristic shipboard décor and styling as well as staterooms and cabin categories, finishing with detailed ship deck plans and descriptions.
The final chapter answers frequently asked questions, and has information on the CostaClub for frequent cruisers.
For more information, visit www.costacruises.com.