Costa Cruises Returns to Turkey and Israel

Costa Smeralda
Costa Smeralda // Photo by Costa Cruises

In winter 2020/21, Costa Fortuna by Costa Cruises will be returning to Turkey and Israel with two new 14-day itineraries.

The first, departing from Savona on December 6, 2020 and February 7, 2021, includes Marseille (France), Barcelona (Spain), Iráklion (Greece), Izmir (Turkey), an overnight call in Istanbul (Turkey), Athens (Greece), Palermo and Naples. The second itinerary, which also departs from Savona on January 10 and March 7, 2021, will be porting in Marseille (France), Barcelona (Spain), Iráklion (Grecia), an overnight call in Haifa (Israel), Kusadasi (Turkey), Palermo and Naples. Costa Fortuna will be offering seven-day itineraries in the Western Mediterranean, also calling at Valencia, during the rest of the winter season.

Costa Smeralda and Costa Toscana, the two new flagships under construction at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, will also sail the Mediterranean. Starting November 2019, Costa Smeralda and will be offering seven-day cruises in the Western Mediterranean; Costa Toscana, due to enter service in 2021, will do the same. Each vessel will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), a cleaner type of fuel.

Costa Firenze, another addition to the fleet, is under development at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Italy). Costa Firenze and its sibling ship Costa Venezia, launched last March, are specifically designed for the Chinese market. After its delivery scheduled for September 30, 2020, Costa Firenze will tread to China, rather than Italy, France and Spain as previously scheduled for October 2020.

In winter 2020/21 Costa Mediterranea will be replacing Costa Fortuna, cruising from Singapore to discover Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand. The company also may alter Costa Victoria’s program after September 9, 2020, along with Costa Luminosa’s Caribbean program in winter 2020/21 (neither are available for bookings). 

Guests who have already booked a cruise from Singapore on Costa Fortuna in winter 2020/21 will be rebooked on Costa Mediterranea. Guests booked on any of the following itineraries:

  • Costa Victoria cruises in India and the Maldives
  • Costa Mediterranea cruises in the Indian Ocean
  • Costa Luminosa cruises in the Caribbean
  • Costa Firenze cruises in the Mediterranean or her positioning cruise to Asia

Travelers will have the opportunity to choose from Costa Cruises’ product portfolio and will be entitled to an additional 10 percent fare discount on the cruise of their choice.

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