Costa has released three new two-week itineraries in the Mediterranean aboard Costa Fortuna for 2023, taking in both the eastern and western Mediterranean, as well as Atlantic destinations such as the Canary Islands.
The two-week itineraries mark the first time Costa Cruises has offered longer cruises of this type during the Mediterranean summer and reflects the cruise line’s ongoing interest in serving its European home market.
The new cruises announced bring Costa’s total deployment in the Mediterranean to six vessels: three ships in the western Mediterranean and two ships in the eastern Mediterranean, with Costa Fortuna offering both.
Costa Smeralda, Costa Toscana and Costa Diadema will visit Italy, France and Spain; Costa Deliziosa will depart from Venice/Marghera and Bari, to discover some of Greece’s most beautiful islands, including Mykonos and Santorini; while Costa Pacifica will homeport in Taranto, bound for Malta and the Greek islands.
“After the restart in Asia with the Costa Serena, the addition of the Costa Fortuna to our offer in the Mediterranean is another very positive sign, which testifies to a growing appreciation of our cruises in 2023,” said Mario Zanetti, President, Costa Cruises.
“We have designed truly exclusive itineraries for the Costa Fortuna, available only with us next summer,” he added. “We will offer an additional opportunity to discover the Mediterranean, with more time available to explore a wide variety of destinations.”
From April 29th to June 10th, as well as on September 2nd and 16th, she will cruise to Arrecife, Puerto del Rosario, Las Palmas, San Sebastian de la Gomera, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, as well as Madeira, Malaga, Savona and (on some cruises) Civitavecchia/Rome.
Then from June 24th to August 19th, 2023, Costa Fortuna will cruise the Greek and Balearic Islands, visiting Savona, Civitavecchia/Rome, Messina, Crete (with a call at Heraklion), Rhodes, Mykonos, Santorini, Kefalonia (with a call at Argostoli), Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona and Marseille.
On April 16th, September 30th, and October 14th, Costa Fortuna will also cruise to Izmir in Turkey, Athens in Greece, Malta, Savona, Civitavecchia/Rome, Catania, Barcelona and Marseille, as well as Istanbul, where she will stay overnight.
Lastly, in autumn Costa Fortuna will sail shorter 3- and 4-day mini-cruises in the western Mediterranean from October 28th until mid-November, visiting Barcelona and Marseille, departing from Savona.