Four Incredible European Cruises You Can Take With Costa Cruises

Four Incredible European Cruises You Can Take With Costa Cruises @CostaCruises

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A few months ago, Jonathan and Jonny had a Mancation experience with and it was pretty obvious that they had a lot of fun. Check out their photos in Costa Diadema during their western Mediterranean experience to get a glimpse of the amazing ship. And because he couldn’t get enough of it, he decided to research further on what other European cruises they offer.

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European Cruises with Costa

A lot of people consider going to Europe because of its diversity. You can experience a variety of history, language, culture, cuisine, arts and so much more. But what could be the best travel plan for this?

Maybe, you should go on European cruises each year. That is the perfect answer as it will allow you to capture the essence of multiple countries in one trip. Plus, you can enjoy the travel time most especially with Costa Cruises’ on-board facilities.

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Here are four incredible European cruises you can take with Costa Cruises!

1. Eastern Mediterranean (Itinerary for 7 days on April 2017 via Costa Luminosa)

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It doesn’t matter which season you prefer to go on an Eastern Mediterranean cruise. Just enjoy the sea, the art and of course, the history.

Overview of Costa Luminosa

“A Diamond of Light”

  • 1,130 Cabins
  • 4 Restaurants and 11 Bars
  • Samsara Spa
  • 4 Jacuzzis
  • 3 pools, including one with a retractable cover
  • Multipurpose sports pitch
  • Outdoor jogging and roller skating tracks
  • 4D Cinema
  • Casino
  • Grand Bar with dance floor
  • outdoor GolfArea with Putting Green
  • Internet Point
  • Shopping Center
  • Theatre on three levels
  • levels Casino Disco
  • Grand Prix Simulator with single-seater racing car
  • Pool deck with retractable glass roof and giant screen
  • Library
  • Virtual World, Squok Club,children’s pool

Destinations and Excursions:

Day 1. Savona – The guests can enjoy the view of Riviera do Ponente

Day 2. Civitavecchia – Go around and see the masterpieces and mysteries in Rome. You may also go to Basilica of St. Clement and of course, let’s not forget the Colosseum. Perhaps, meet more people, both local and tourists, in St. Peter’s Square.

Day 3. Messina – You have the choice to see the slopes of Mount Etna or have a short visit to Taormina. If you think archaeological sites are for you, you can check out the Tindari. There’s also a winery tour if you are a fan of such. Maybe be adventurous and get in a 4×4 and brave the mounts of Peloritani.

Day 4. Katakolon / Olympia – This is the first site of Olympic games and is perfect for all the history – buffs out there. Go on a food tour and taste the Greek cuisine. Or embrace the culture and values further by joining a tour where you can experience typical party in a Greek farm.

Day 5. Enjoy the ship’s amenities as you will be cruising the whole day.

Day 6. Kotor – This beautiful place is perfect even just for a walking tour. There is so much to see in Kotor, its mountains, bay and even the streets are to die for. Or if you want to have a boat tour and see its beauty in a different perspective, then I say go for it!

Day 7. Split – This is a great place to go around if you wish to see a mixture of old and the new. You have the choice to see Roman walls and old towns. Or maybe, just sit down in a local restaurant and enjoy the great cuisine. Make sure you can stop your urge to go on a shopping in here too.

Day 8. Venice – You can go to Venice and see the most romantic sights the place has to offer. Or, you can choose going to and around St. Mark’s – the most famous square in the world. If you want to see traditional glass and lace makers in Italy, that’s possible too. And of course, you can try out the famous Gondola and take snapshots, perfect for immortalizing your adventure.

In just a week, this European cruise will give you so much than what you have asked for.

2. West Mediterranean (Itinerary for 4 days on April 2017 via Costa Favolosa)

How about discovering the seas starting from the most jaw – dropping places in Italy to the amazing Spanish islands. An ideal European cruise if you only have 4 days to spare.

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Overview of Costa Favolosa

“Like an enchanted fairytale castle.”

  • 1,508 Cabins
  • 5 Restaurants and 13 bars
  • Samsara Spa
  • 5 Jacuzzis
  • 4 Pools
  • Multipurpose sports pitch
  • Outdoor jogging track
  • Theatre on three levels
  • Disco
  • Pool deck with retractable glass roof and giant screen
  • Internet Point
  • Shopping Center
  • 4D Cinema
  • Casino
  • Grand Prix Simulator with single-seater racing car
  • Water slide
  • Library
  • Virtual World, Squok Club, children’s pool

Destinations and Excursions:

Day 1. Savona – Don’t forget to visit the Royal Palace. Be there on time and you might see the changing of the guards.

Day 2. Barcelona – How about roaming in the Montserrat Abbey? Built in the 11th century, you are sure to feel the ancient vibe already ‘imprinted’ in here. You can then head to the basilica which is a tribute to the Virgin Mary.

Day 3. Palma de Mallorca – Have a unique experience by discovering Palma through a bicycle ride. Visit different churches which will make you appreciate architecture back in the old days.

Day 4. Marseille – Go to the Old Port or go around the heart of the city where you can take amazing photos of the old structures, lovely streets, and even warm locals. Do not miss Fort Saint John too! Or simply go to the top of Marseille where you will find the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. By being there, you can have a great view of the entire city.

3. Norwegian Fjords (Itinerary for 9 days on May 2017 via Costa Mediterranea)

Be one with the Vikings and embrace their interesting culture with this unique Scandinavian cruise!

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Overview of Costa Mediterranea

“Representation of Italian Elegance”

  • 1,057 Cabins
  • 4 Restaurants and 12 Bars
  • Ischia Spa
  • 4 Jacuzzis
  • 4 pools, including one with a retractable cover and water slide
  • Multipurpose sports pitch
  • Outdoor jogging track
  • Theatre on three levels
  • Disco
  • Water slide
  • Shopping Center
  • Casino
  • Internet Point
  • Library
  • Virtual World, Squok Club, children’s pool

Destinations and Excursions:

Day 1. Savona – Your journey will start at the amazing Savona in Italy.

Day 2. Marseille – You are sure to experience a fusion of different cultures in Marseille. It doesn’t matter if you go around the area or just enjoy in some of its well – known cafes and restaurants. Your stop will surely be memorable.

Day 3. Enjoy the ship’s amenities as you will be cruising the whole day.

Day 4. Cadiz – This is possibly the oldest city in Europe. Join the excursion and you would find some of the most iconic monuments around. You will also see the Arcos de la Frontera and a village built in a ridge sandstone rock. Or if you are a fan of wines, you can visit the most famous wine cellars.

Day 5. Lisbon – When in Lisbon, explore the city through their famous tram. This is one of the most romantic ways to see the place. With this, you get to witness some of the most interesting districts in Lisbon. And if you have time, don’t forget to bring home delectable pastries from the city.

Day 6. Vigo – Check out the famous monuments and be in awe with some of the intricate architecture. Know why this place is said to be the center of Christianity.

Day 7. Enjoy the ship’s amenities as you will be cruising the whole day.

Day 8. Le Havre – Never miss the iconic Eiffel tower and Arc de Triomphe! Learn more about modern and ancient art by visiting Louvre museum or be amazed at the gothic architecture such as the Notre Dame.

Day 9. Harwich – Visit St. John’s College of Cambridge University. This is said to be romantic and monumental at the same time. Or you can just go around the old streets and marvel at the beautiful houses along the way.

Day 10. Amsterdam – See the windmills which is one of the most recognizable symbols in Holland. You can also enjoy the view of River Zaan or go to Volendam, an old fishing port. And know more about the culture by trying out the local cuisine.

4. Northern Capitals (Itinerary for 13 days on May 2017 via Costa Magica)

You have 2 weeks to spend around the continent? Experience a European Cruise that will take you to ‘off the beaten paths’ – making your stay unique!

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Overview of Costa Magica

“The Magic of Italy”

  • 1,358 Cabins
  • 4 Restaurants and 11 Bars
  • 1,300 m2wellness centre with gym, treatment rooms, sauna andTurkish bath
  • 5 Jacuzzis
  • 4 pools, including one with a retractable cover
  • Multipurpose sports pitch
  • Outdoor jogging track
  • Theatre on three levels
  • Disco
  • Water slide
  • Library
  • Virtual World, Squok Club with children’spool
  • Casino
  • Pool deck with retractable glass roof
  • Internet Point
  • Shopping Center

Destinations and Excursions:

You may also refer to the above descriptions of destinations and excursions.

Day 1. Civitavecchia – Your departure port where you will be taken back to the Roman and Etruscan civilizations.

Day 2. Savona – Get to see their most famous seaside resorts.

Day 3. Marseille – This city has so much to offer! Its vibrant culture and amazing structures will leave you speechless for hours.

Day 4. Enjoy the ship’s amenities as you will be cruising the whole day.

Day 5. Tangier – This dominates the Strait of Gibraltar. The colorful city with narrow streets and local markets is undeniably irresistible.

Day 6. Cadiz – Let the town take you back in time with its fine monuments and interesting village.

Day 7. Lisbon – Take the tram and enjoy the city the best possible way.

Day 8. Leixoes – Here you will find what the real Portugal is. This is a historic city which art buffs would fall in love with.

Day 9. La Coruña – Enjoy the calming view of the waves from the traditional balconies overlooking the ocean. In here you will find a very rich cultural and architectural heritage.

Day 10. Enjoy the ship’s amenities as you will be cruising the whole day.

Day 11. Le Havre – Visit all the iconic places or simply enjoy a cup of tea at a local restaurant. Le Havre is perfect even if you just want to observe the local scene.

Day 12. Burges – Fall in love with Brussels’ charm. Check out Galérie Saint-Hubert, Rue des Bouchers, and the Grand Place.

Day 13. Bremerhaven – Try to visit the unique zoo overlooking the sea. Bremerhaven is a young city but houses a number of great attractions.

Day 14. Amsterdam – Go through the canals and bridges and enjoy Amsterdam by going around how the locals would do it – ride a bicycle.

Imagine, in just a few days, you will be able to experience multiple cultures if you take these European cruises. It’s not just about reaching your destination. As they say, your stay in the ship is just the start.

Note: Jon stayed as a passenger at Costa Diadema of Costa Cruises. All opinion and words are based on observation and experience.

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