Western Mediterranean Cruise

Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Malta, Sicily aboard the Costa Concordia

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Palermo, Sicily Join us on this fantastic celebration of the cultural riches and natural beauty of the Western Mediterranean as we set sail aboard the Costa Concordia, a recent (and beautiful) addition to Italy's premier luxury cruise line.

Our journey is an exotic living mosaic, where every port recalls another magnificent era of castles and fortresses, steaming volcanoes, ancient cultures, exotic art, and architectural treasures and grandeur. We'll visit fascinating ports of call in Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Malta and Sicily, while enjoying the lavish Italian lifestyle aboard our cruise ship.

Our amazing prices on this luxurious vacation are guaranteed for four departures only: June 30, October 6, November 3 & November 10. Other dates may be available upon request. Reserve your spot by January 19, 2007 and save up to $1000 per couple plus a chance to upgrade to a deluxe, outside cabin with a veranda, your private balcony on the Mediterranean, for only $399 per person.

If you're dreaming of a luxury cruise vacation without compromise, this is one opportunity you can't afford to miss. But hurry and reserve your space before our magnificent Mediterranean dream vacation is all sold out.


Detailed Itinerary

The Colliseum, Rome
The Colliseum, Rome
Day 1: Depart USA. Your exciting Mediterranean journey begins this evening as you check-in for your overnight jet flight bound for Rome.

Day 2: Arrive in Rome. Early afternoon arrival in Rome, vibrant capital of Italy. After customs formalities, you'll be escorted to Civitavecchia to board the Costa Concordia and begin your weeklong Mediterranean cruise. Costa Concordia Breakfast & dinner provided.

Savona, Italy Day 3: Savona (Genoa). With origins dating back to the middle of the Bronze Age, Savona's ancient structures and winding streets are just minutes from the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and is an area rich in culture. Explore on your own, or join an optional shore excursion to Genoa, Liguria's capital and ancient Maritime Republic, Enjoy a visit to the old city, including a walking tour along what Rubens defined as "the most beautiful street in Europe," the Via Garibaldi Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Cathedral of Sagrada Família, Barcelona Day 4: Barcelona. Explore Spain's most exciting, flamboyant and sophisticated city, home to the 1992 Olympics. An optional shore excursion takes you to the Barrio Gotico (old quarter), a 14th century maze of tiny houses, stately palaces and intriguing shops. See the famous palm tree-lined Plaça Real, hub of Barcelona nightlife, and visit a lively Ramblas café where Catalan voices accompany dancers swaying to the Sardana. Marvel at one of the greatest architectural achievements of the 20th century, Gaudí's extravagant Cathedral of Sagrada Família. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Island of Mallorca, Spain Day 5: Palma de Mallorca. This morning arrive at the sun-splashed port of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in the Balearic Islands. Here, for millennia, the famous and ordinary have found their private paradise in this lovely vacation island off Spain's coast. Wander on your own or join an optional shore excursion including a visit to Palma's Grand Cathedral, harbor and lovely Old Town. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Blue Door, Tunis Day 6: Tunis. This afternoon arrive at Tunis, Tunisia, where whitewashed, blue-shuttered buildings hide a treasure trove of Ottoman art. On an optional shore excursion, inspect illuminated manuscripts from the Koran, follow the twisting lanes and alleys of the old Inner City, and marvel at the ornate Palace of Dar Ben Abdallah and the magnificent Mosque, whose 184 columns were "recycled" from the rocky ruins of Carthage. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Harbor, La Valleta, Malta Day 7: La Valletta. Today you'll have an opportunity to visit the fascinating port of La Valletta on the island of Malta, where the Knights of St. John established their headquarters in 1530. An optional shore excursion takes you to St. John's Cathedral, the Grand Master's Palace, the Armory and a hospital, which became the site of a modern East/West Summit in 1989. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Cathedral of Palermo, Sicily Day 8: Palermo. This morning you'll arrive at the Sicilian port city of Palermo, once regarded as Europe's grandest, most beautiful city. Explore the city's fascinating treasures on an optional excursion that includes the Four Corners of Palermo, where each 17th century Spanish Baroque facade is adorned with a statue, the Fontana Pretoria, often called the Fountain of Shame because of its nude Florentine figures, and the famous Norman Cathedral and Capuchin catacombs, among other sites. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Trevi Fountain, Rome Day 9: Rome. Arrive in Rome this morning. After breakfast, disembark from your cruise and enjoy a full day to explore Rome, the Eternal City. You'll find a treasure trove of ancient ruins, art, music and architecture, religious passion, all juxtaposed against the frenetic pace and cutting edge modern fashion of an ultra-modern European city. Your hotel is ideally located, within short distance of many major attractions, as well as the best shopping and dining. Breakfast provided.

Day 10: Rome/USA. Your memorable Mediterranean journey ends as you say arrivederci Roma to the Eternal City and transfer independently to the airport for your return flight to the USA. Arrive in the USA later today. Or, continue your stay in Rome by adding a late return and extra nights to your package. Breakfast provided.


About Your Cruise Ship, the Costa Concordia

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This is the ship for fitness and relaxation. Completely innovative, this floating resort becomes an additional destination on your cruise. What makes it so special? To start with there is a fitness area on two decks, covering a total of almost 2,000 m², with a swimming pool at its center. There are four additional swimming pools, two with retractable glass roofs. Choose from 13 bars, including the Bar Sport. Over 500 cabins have balconies. The decks are spacious and panoramic. It is the largest and longest ship in the fleet.

Each of her thirteen decks combine the elegance of European style with American comforts. The Concordia offers guests a stunning array of facilities including 13 bars, 4 restaurants, a theater extending over three decks, a casino, disco, and ballroom. Discover hospitality at its best and toast to a well-deserved vacation with a glass of vino or campari. Savor the quality of Italian culinary classics served in elegant restaurants or meet new friends in stylish lounges.

Massage Treat yourself to a sauna, Turkish bath or shiatsu massage in the luxurious spa facilities. Reinvigorate yourself in the ultra-modern and well-appointed fitness center, strech your legs on the track or tennis/basketball court, relax in one of the three swimming pools, or take part in one of the many fitness classes: aerobics, stretching, body-dancing, step, and more.

Costa Concordia Veranda The Private Veranda Staterooms are approximately 210 sq. ft. and include two lower beds that convert into a queen-sized bed, a private veranda, private bathroom with shower, direct-dial telephone service, minibar, TV, safe, and a hairdryer.


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