Costa Cruises announced the launch of a new program for 2023 aboard the Costa Fortuna with new two-week itineraries exploring the Mediterranean from east to west, including the Canary Islands.
“After the restart in Asia with the Costa Serena, the addition of the Costa Fortuna to our offering in the Mediterranean is another very positive sign, which testifies a growing appreciation of our cruises in 2023. We have designed truly exclusive itineraries for the Costa Fortuna, available only with us (this)t summer. In this way we will offer an additional opportunity to discover the Mediterranean, with more time available to explore a wide variety of destinations,” said Mario Zanetti, president of Costa Cruises.
The Costa Fortuna’s new voyages in the Mediterranean will sail for two weeks each.
From June 24 to August 19, the Costa Fortuna will sail a brand new itinerary that includes two of the Mediterranean’s popular destinations: the Greek and Balearic Islands. The itinerary also includes Savona, Civitavecchia/Rome, Messina, four Greek islands (including Crete), Rhodes, Mykonos, Santorini, Kefalonia; Palma de Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands, and then Barcelona and Marseille.
The second itinerary is dedicated to the Canary Islands where the ship will explore up to five locations including Arrecife, Puerto del Rosario, Las Palmas, San Sebastian de la Gomera, Santa Cruz de Tenerife as well as Madeira, Malaga, Savona and Civitavecchia/Rome (on some departures). The Costa Fortuna will offer these sailings from April 29 to June 10, as well as departures on September 2 and 16.
There is a third new itinerary available on April, 16, September 30 and October 14. On these sailings, the ship will explore Istanbul (with an overnight stay for September and October departures), Izmir, Athens and Malta, as well as Savona, Civitavecchia/Rome, Catania, Barcelona and Marseille.
In the fall, the Costa Fortuna will also sail three- and four-day cruises in the western Mediterranean, to Barcelona and Marseille, departing from Savona.
Apart from the Costa Fortuna, another three Costa Cruises’ ships will offer sailings in the Western Mediterranean and two ships will be in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The Costa Smeralda, Costa Toscana and Costa Diadema will explore Italy, France and Spain while the Costa Deliziosa will offer cruises departing from Venice/Marghera and Bari. The Costa Pacifica will be stationed at the new homeport of Taranto, bound for Malta and the Greek islands.