Costa Classica will join Costa neoCollection concept and will be renamed Costa Neoclassica. The first cruise, lasting 26 days, called From Egypt to the Spice Islands, Savona leave the December 18, 2014
Costa Cruises expands the concept of Costa neoCollection, a new style of travel "slow cruise" designed to make the most of every minute cruise at a leisurely pace. As of December 2014, and after a major reform, the Costa Classica (53,000 gross tons and 654 booths) will join Costa neoCollection itineraries with the new name Costa Neoclassica. Along with the Costa neoRiviera and Costa neoRomantica boats will offer cruises to unique destinations, with magnificent natural scenery and cultural attractions, places that are inaccessible to larger vessels, including some that have been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The arrival of Costa Neoclassica coincide with the introduction of new destinations and new itineraries brand. The first cruise, lasting 26 days, called From Egypt to the Spice Islands, will leave Savona on 18 December 2014. After crossing the Suez Canal on Christmas Day during the stopover in Eilat (Israel) Guest can visit Jerusalem from Aqaba (Jordan) can explore Petra, the pink city carved into the rock, then continuing in Safaga, the input door to the wonders of ancient Egypt. And what better way to start 2015 on a cruise to Oman, Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion Island and Mauritius.
Based in Port Louis (Mauritius) from 11 January to 22 February 2015, Costa Neoclassica four outputs will provide 16-day trip to the Indian Ocean, a paradise on earth, a quiet path in the context of pristine beaches, turquoise water and palm of the Seychelles, with more time to enjoy thanks to the scales of two nights and three days duration in Mahé, plus an extraordinary natural splendor of the unspoiled islands of Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius.
On March 8, 2015, the Costa Neoclassica return to Mediterranean cruising in another 32-day: From the Indian Ocean to the Ancient Mediterranean: sailing from Mauritius and calling at the ports of Madagascar, Seychelles, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Greece, Croatia and Italy.
During the European summer season 2015 Neoclassica Costa will departure every Saturday in an exclusive one-week cruise, Istanbul and the Greek Islands. The itinerary includes Rhodes (Greece), Kos (Greece), Samos (Greece), Izmir (Turkey) and then back to Istanbul, where you can spend a full day and overnight before the final return home. On this cruise the guests can relax on the beautiful beaches of the Greek islands, and at the same time enjoy the natural beauty, history and culture. The scale unhurried Istanbul offers the opportunity to visit this eternal city, with jewels of culture as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, Spice Market and so much more. Then in the afternoon, in line with the new philosophy Costa neoCollection, you can have dinner in the charming nightclub Kervansaray or admire the city via a boat trip on the Bosphorus.
In spring and autumn, the Costa Neoclassica be operating out of Venice and Ancona with a schedule of 11 days, a journey of discovery to Mediterranean places full of history and culture: Calabria and Sicily with stops in Syracuse and Corigliano Calabro, Ionian Islands, Malta , the splendid fjord of Kotor in Montenegro, and the fascinating port of Split in Croatia.
From April to September 2015, the ship was again based in Venice and Ancona, this time with 16-day itineraries.
The concept of Costa neoCollection is ideal for couples, for a very special honeymoon and groups of friends, as their services are of the highest quality and is designed so that each guest can experience the cruise at your own pace and may continue slogans with more freedom and flexibility. Longer stops in each port, often during the night and the next day, to give time for the ultimate guest on land and the opportunity to thoroughly explore each place visited, thanks to new trips "neo experience" adapted small groups of no more than 25 people and planned to the last detail to mainstream culture, landscapes and flavors of each place.
The choice of food and wine is simply amazing: if they are on shore or on board the Costa Guests can enjoy local food traditions based on healthy ingredients available in the different ports of call. The restaurant menus and buffets include regional recipes to encourage large local culinary and cultural traditions. Consistent with the slow pace of neoCollection cruises, you can have dinner at any time without having to choose particular shift.
The quality, style hallmark Costa neoCollection, is present in everything from the time of booking to experience the slow journey itself. Before embarking, Guests can consult experts and customize your itinerary by booking shore excursions that best suit their tastes and interests. Once on board, a caretaker will assist in the choice of providing tailored solutions stay on the cruise.
traslation: Belén Zapata