Italian cruise line Costa Cruises on Friday announced its offer for Greek cruise enthusiasts who during the season will have different opportunities to embark from the port of Piraeus in Athens.
“Greece has great potential for development and we are addressing Greek travelers,” said the company’s commercial director, Alessandro-Bottaro, during a presentation to the media.
Greeks this season can choose from several 8-day and 15-day Eastern Mediterranean itineraries on board the Costa Venezia and the Costa Deliziosa cruise ships.
Costa Venezia’s program this year also includes a brand-new itinerary, with embarkation and disembarkation at Piraeus, designed to include longer calls in the ports for passengers to enjoy the destinations with plenty of time. These destinations include cities rich in history, archaeological and UNESCO World Heritage sites and crystal-clear seas.
Since early May Costa Venezia has been operating its 15-day “super tour”, with 8 calls in port longer than 10 hours dedicated to Turkey and Greece. The itinerary will run until November 18.
The voyage includes a two-day, overnight call in Istanbul, the beautiful Turkish destinations of Izmir and Bodrum, the island of Mykonos and Athens in Greece, two two-day, one-night calls in Istanbul and Kusadasi, Turkey, before heading off to explore Rhodes and Heraklion, Greece.
In winter 2022-23, Costa Venezia will be offering a 12-day itinerary to Turkey, Egypt, Israel and Cyprus, visiting Istanbul (with a two-day, one-night call), Bodrum, Limassol, Haifa (also with a two-day, one-night call), Alexandria and Kusadasi. From Spring 2023, the itinerary from Athens will resume.
In addition to the option with Costa Venezia, from October 19 until November 18 Costa Deliziosa will also offer the possibility to Greek guest to easily embark in Athens (Piraeus) for cruises towards East Med with an itinerary towards Italy, Croatia, Montenegro.
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