Costa Cruises has launched a second 2023 itinerary exclusively for members of C|Club, the cruise line’s loyalty program, visiting North Africa.
The “Morocco and Tunisia: A Journey of the Senses” itinerary is a two-week voyage to Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, France, and Spain, departing September 23rd, 2023, from Savona, aboard Costa Favolosa.
The full itinerary features Civitavecchia/Rome, Palermo, Tunis (Tunisia), Cartagena (Spain), Tangier (Morocco), and Casablanca (Morocco) where the ship stays overnight so guests can visit Marrakech.
The ship then sails for Cadiz (Spain), Malaga (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), Marseilles (France), and returns to Savona on October 7th.
The cruise includes cuisine matched to the various regions being explored, as well as themed parties, unique shows and excursions organized especially for the cruise.
The former Spandau Ballet leader Tony Hadley is a special guest performer, offering a dive into the 1980s with the most famous hits of his career, as well as his new singles.
The 6-star Michelin chef Hélène Darroze will be on board to create never-before-tried Destination Dishes alongside Bruno Barbieri and Ángel León.
Darroze will also lead a cooking experience for passengers, who under her guidance will be able to try to create typical Moroccan and Tunisian dishes through easy recipes using local ingredients.
Riccardo Bellaera, Costa’s Corporate Pastry & Bakery Chef and close associate of the Maestro dei Maestri of international pastry, Iginio Massari, will be onboard to create pastry dishes that celebrate the destinations on the itinerary.
Like Darroze, he will also be holding entertaining cooking and pastry shows for passengers.
Destination Moments, a series of events and lectures on the history and use of the spices that make Morocco and Tunisia so special, will also be held onboard, along with a Welcome Party, art activities, and a Birthday Party dedicated to Costa’s 75th birthday.
The entertainment program also includes themed parties, such as “Desert Night,” a sensory journey through the scents, flavors and traditions of Morocco and Tunisia, and the “Mediterranean in festa,” to celebrate the traditions and street food of the Mediterranean.
Another special guests on board will be South African singer Talia Alexis, who will perform an international music show and a tribute to Tina Turner, while also engaging C|Club members in a singing challenge.
The shore excursions on offer have been created especially for this cruise, with cuisine, relaxation and local landmarks and history taking centre stage.
Guests will be able to visit steam baths in the “Arabian” part of Cadiz; enjoy the view of Casablanca from the world’s highest minaret; experience an authentic culinary experience in Tunis; and admire the colors of Rabat and Fez.