Cruising during the Christmas Season, Costa Diadema

Rome (Civitavecchia), Palermo, Athens (Piraeus), Heraklion, Port Said, Alexandra, Valletta, Barcelona, Marseilles & Savona

22 Dec 20 - 05 Jan 21
Starting From
€ 1329

Itinerary

Palermo holds such fascination and beauty that it’s hard to stop admiring it. All this is made sweeter by the famous Sicilian cassata and cannoli. Your stop in the port of Palermo will enable you to discover the ancient city founded in the 8th century AD by the Phoenicians, plus the refined cuisine: don’t leave without tasting the famous cannoli! Palermo will impress you with its beauty, inherited from the Middle Ages when it was dominated by the Arabs before being conquered by the Normans. The Norman Palace and its extraordinary Cappella Palatina, Palermo and Monreale Cathedral, are architectural gems that combine Roman, Arabic, Norman and Byzantine styles. But it’s also the Botanical Garden and the surprising banyan with its luxurious trunks that will leave you with unforgettable memories of the city.

The tastiest way to start the night on a Costa ship? A good glass of red or white wine from our wine shops and bars.

You can purchase beautiful gifts on board and everything else you may need for your cruise.

Listening to the bass thumping away at full volume, while being able to witness the silence of the sea outside the windows at night, is a combined experience found only on Costa ships.

The cradle of Greek culture, Athens welcomes us to its port of Piraeus, watching us from above the wonderful Acropolis. Piraeus is the port of Athens, the largest in Europe, allowing you to visit the city, a place of dreams. A place of emigration, it has inspired numerous songs. Most ships will be making a stop in Athens before resuming the Mediterranean route or returning to the Atlantic. Take the time to visit the Acropolis and maybe the museum located at its base. Before flying out, enjoy the spectacle of a sunset at Capo Sunio. Try not to visit the city when it's too hot in summer, much of the population moves out of town.

rete is part of the history of the Mediterranean. The myth about Theseus, the Minotaur in the labyrinth of Knossos and Ariadne's famous thread is among the best known in the world. The stop at Heraklion starts with a visit to the port of Crete. Situated in the centre of the island, this former British watchtower has a long history. You cannot land on the island that gave birth to the legend of the Minotaur without visiting the ancient Palace of Knossos. Its ancient Minoan ruins and its maze of corridors and rooms evoke the famous Greek myth of the labyrinth. Equally impressive is the island fortress of Spinalonga, which is well worth a visit. Heraklion embodies the charm of an era both ancient and medieval.

The ancient art of massage has always been practised to relax and tone your body. Your relaxation is enhanced on a Costa ship.

Gelateria e Cioccolateria Costa Crociere. Care for a creamy homemade ice cream or some delicious chocolate praline? No one can resist the delicacies of the Amarillo Ice Cream Shop.

With the Destination Menu, every evening you can taste the typical dishes that tell you about the tradition and flavours of the place you will visit tomorrow.

Egypt is not just about Cairo and the Pyramids. Of course, the capital and the archaeological area are worth a shore excursion, but the country also has one of the most beautiful seas in the world, where we can enjoy fascinating dives and a splendid, relaxing cruise.
No need for oxygen tanks or certification: you can just put on a mask and push off a few metres from the shore, where the water suddenly deepens and there, as if by magic, you’ll find a world of many colours. Port Said, created to accommodate the workers who built the Suiz Canal, is now a bustling city with a continuous and orderly chaotic flow of ships.

Its history lies in the pages of a thousand books enclosed in the world's most famous library, the library of Alexandria in Egypt, the crossroad of cultures.
Acclaimed a thousand times for its library and lighthouse, Alexandria has always been a crossroads of civilisations. Even today, the port of Alexandria welcomes the whole world into its cultural heritage. During the stop in Alexandria, Egypt, visit the site where the lighthouse once stood and don't forget to stroll along the entire scenic route. Visit the new library that proudly honours its illustrious ancestor. Check out this welcoming population that will have you trying a thousand recipes with beans and let yourself be seduced by the local pastries.

An Aperol Spritz is an invitation to smile for the day in an atmosphere of serenity, an expression of joy on your Costa holiday.

The spectacular 4D cinema engages each of your five senses using special effects that will make you feel like one of the characters.

You can purchase beautiful gifts on board and everything else you may need for your cruise.

The port of Valletta is Malta's heart. It was here that the Knights of the Order left for the Crusades from here and devoted themselves to caring for the wounded. In the Mediterranean, the port of Valletta has an important history and a strategic location. Its entrance, located between St Fort and the Sant’Angelo and Ricasoli Forts, transports you instantly into chivalrous past of the island. During your stop in Valletta you will be able to walk the streets with the colourful and decorated facades of the houses. Don’t miss a visit to the magnificent Barrakka Gardens from megalithic times, and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Then visit Gozo to admire the scenery of natural sculptures carved by the sea.

Everything you need to look your absolute best, facial masks to refresh and tone, hair removals options and manicures.

The Samsara spa is a real spa area, entirely dedicated to your well-being, where you can simply relax and enjoy some “you time”.

Ristorante Samsara Costa Crociere - Where the Pacific Ocean and the Mediterranean meet, we savour Pacific fusion cuisine in a menu full of taste and innovation.

Barcelona's nightlife. Among the “ramblas” we discover great food and rivers of beer, but we are always under the watchful eye of Gaudi, who captured and expressed the soul of this place. The city is home to an innovative contemporary art museum, the Sagrada Familia Cathedral and the Camp Nou. Also, after these popular destinations, you can discover the Catalan culture. During our stop in Barcelona, take a walk down La Rambla before visiting the Picasso Museum. In the city you can see memorable architecture everywhere. Before leaving pay a visit to the neighbourhood in the port of Barcelona. Completely renovated for the Olympic Games in 1992, it has become a place dotted with bars, clubs and restaurants.

A pleasant thing to do is simply sit down at one of the cafes overlooking the port of Marseilles and, sipping a Pastis, observe the landscape and the people who inhabit it. Also called the "Porpoise City ", Marseille is France’s sunniest town, charming with its gullies where you can swim, its history and culture and restaurants with cosmopolitan cuisine. You cannot leave without having first toured on the “Cours Julien”, the street for shopping. The port of Marseille is perhaps a typical tourist destination, but it deserves to be visited for the ferry that leaves from the Town Hall and the old church, which replaced a Templar building.

Above the port of Savona, the Priamar Fortress greets every departure and arrival of the Costa ships sailing in the Mediterranean. Genoa and its aquarium are nearby. The port of Savona is one of the prettiest of the Italian Riviera. The lovely climate, summers that are never to hot, mild winters and the exceptional beauty of the sea near the town makes Savona an excellent base to set out to explore Liguria. Savona is notable for the Priamar Fortress, which has dominated the town since the 16th century, and also for its historic centre where you can visit Savona Cathedral. A stop in Savona can also be an opportunity to visit the nearby city of Genoa and its narrow, picturesque streets, known as “caruggi”.

Rates

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€1329€1669€2069

Price Includes

  • 14 Night Cruise on Full Board Basis on Costa Diadema
  • Brindiamo beverage package
  • Daily Entertainment and use of onboard facilities
  • Luggage service between docks and cabin form embarking and disembarking
  • All port taxes
  • Protection by the Insolvency Fund

 

Not Included

  • Compulsory Tips (compulsory, to be paid on board), – €10.00 per night per person 14 years and over
  • Return Flights to Rome
  • Airport Transfers
  • Travel Insurance (optional), highly recommended

Additional Notes

  • Single Supplement: 60% on twin rate
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