Costa Cruises - Honeymoon With An Italian Flair
by Shannon Kietzman, writer for Your Wedding Place.com
Costa Cruises is a subsidiary that is wholly-owned by Carnival Cruise Corporation. Yet, Costa Cruises runs independently, just like its sister cruise lines of Seabourn Cruise Line and Holland America Line. On Costa Cruises, however, you can enjoy a honeymoon with Italian flair.
Costa Cruise Line Ships and Itineraries
Costa Cruises offers a total of eleven ships. Some of these megaships are newly constructed, while others are refitted ships purchased from other cruise lines. The oldest of the ships is the Costa Marine, which was constructed in 1969. The newest is the Costa Magica, which was built in 2004. The Costa Fortuna and Costa Mediterranea are also fairly new, with both being built in 2003.
No matter which ship you decide to board, all Costa Cruises ships are recognizable by their bright yellow smokestacks. In addition, they all carry the Costa Cruises theme of “Cruising Italian Style.”
Among the itineraries to select from are trips throughout Europe and the Caribbean. You can also choose to enjoy a cruise through South American, such as along the Brazilian coastline. Your Caribbean cruise can include seven nights in the Western and Eastern Caribbean, including South Florida. Or, you can sail for seven nights throughout the Southern Caribbean from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Your European cruise can include Eastern Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona or Genoa. Or, enjoy a Western Mediterranean cruise from Piraeus or Genoa. Another option is the Baltic Capitals cruise, which sails to St. Petersburg in Russia, as well as to Amsterdam, Stockholm, and Copenhagen.
Activities and Rooms on Costa Cruise Ships
No Italian style cruise would be complete without authentic Italian cuisine and Costa Cruises will not disappoint you in that regard. Every ship features scrumptious Italian meals, including pasta and veal being offered every night. You can also add a little romance by purchasing Italian wines at a great price. Finally, the ambience is complete with the staff and crew that being predominantly Italian and offering the excellent service for which Italy is well known.
You can also enjoy taking in the large amounts of Italian art included on each Costa Cruises ship or relax at the state-of-the-art spas offered on most of the ships. In addition, there are numerous lounges and retail shops to visit on board.
The cabins on Costa Cruises ships are also filled with Italian charm, including teak wooden built-in furniture. The outside cabins are roomy and provide large picture windows while the newer ships offer many cabins with private balconies.
Costa Cruises make a great choice for those couples looking to take in a taste of Italy while exploring beautiful and interesting countries and islands.
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