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VACATIONS
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Cruising Italian style means enjoying Europe as part of our big extended family — with English-speaking hosts, international shipmates, and a world of new experiences.

Receive a hearty "buon giorno" each morning and a lilting "buona sera" at night. Play bocce ball. Learn to cook Italian. Dance under the stars.

Now that’s amore!

 

 

 

 

 

COSTA CRUISES

Wrote the web sites, email blasts, and catalogs for Costa Cruises, pitching “love, laughter, and la dolce vita,” during 2007 and 2008. Four samples are shown below.

 


 

TRANSATLANTIC TWO-FOR-ONE

Cruise both Mediterranean and Caribbean
for the unbelievable value of $70 per night.*

Historic Europe or sparkling Caribbean: Which cruise to choose?

Both! Now Costa offers incredible $1199 fares for a 17-night transatlantic crossing April 13.* That’s just $70 per glorious spring evening!

Cruising Italian style means Americans enjoying exotic destinations as part of our big international family, with English-speaking hosts, European neighbors, and a world of new experiences. That’s amore!

Depart from Fort Lauderdale. Hop to Nassau. Play on the brilliant beach of a grand Bahamian resort, sipping tropical drinks with little umbrellas. Enjoy the Dominican Republic, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, and Barbados before your transatlantic crossing.

Land in the Canaries, off the coast of Africa. In Spanish Barcelona, ply the medieval warrens of Barri Gotic. Feel cubist at the Picasso Museum. Witness La Sagrada Familia, neo-Gothic church begun by Gaudí in 1882, and still under construction. Say arrivederci at the Italian city of Genoa.

Love, laughter, and la dolce vita — that Italian zest for life — means dining later, enjoying more, and making new friends from all over the world. That’s amore!

So plan now to sail April 13 with Costa, Europe’s #1 cruise line, for an experience like no other. With 17 nights from $1199, you can’t afford to stay home!

Take advantage of this sale, offered to previous guests of the World’s Leading Cruise Lines, before we come to our senses.

 


 

DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY CRUISES

Grazie! Costa says thanks to previous guests
with Mediterranean cruises from $599.*

Remember how much you enjoyed your last Costa cruise? Now imagine seven nights on the romantic Mediterranean in 2008 from only $599!*

To say grazie for cruising with Costa, Europe’s #1 line, new Diamond Anniversary fares offer you glorious Mediterranean vacations from just $86 per night, including fabulous food and drink. That’s amore!

Cruising Italian style means embracing Europe as part of a big extended family, with a world of new friends and experiences. Many of your English-speaking hosts grew up right here.

In Barcelona, tour the iconic architecture of Antoni Gaudí — the inspiring La Sagrada Familia, undulating Parc Güell, and whimsical Casa Milà. From Marseilles, oldest city in France, pose at Longchamp Castle, laced with gardens, fountains, and waterfalls. Tour the university town of Aix en Provence, admiring 17th-century mansions and pausing at outdoor cafés.

In Venice, witness Italy’s most famous square, the Piazza de San Marco. Cross to the island of Murano to see how glass blowers have crafted their exquisite art since the 10th century. On Greek islands, sample authentic cuisine and sirtaki dancing. Hike the volcano on Santorini. At Istanbul, ply the colors and flavors of the spice market. Watch artisans craft Turkish carpets. Touch the 1561 Rüstem Pasa Mosque, tiled in precious majolica.

Love, laughter, and la dolce vita — that Italian zest for life — means dining later, enjoying new entertainment, and making good friends from all over the world.

Select a Diamond Anniversary fare from Costa Cruises before your best dates are gone. With seven Mediterranean nights from $599, you can’t afford to stay home!

 


 

SALE EAST!

Cruise exotic Southeast Asia
with 14 nights from just $[000]*

If you enjoyed sailing with our sister line, you will love this new offer from Costa Cruises: 14 romantic nights in the exotic Far East aboard the intimate Costa Allegra from just $[000].*

Costa says buon viaggio, with one attentive crew member for each two passengers, lavishing warm Italian service through the Phillipines, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Vietnam, and China.

Before departing Hong Kong — Asian hub of commerce, money, and shopping — ride the quaint tram up to Victoria Peak for a spectacular view of city and bay.

Cruising Italian style means enjoying the Far East as part of our extended family — with English-speaking hosts, international shipmates, and a world of new experiences. Now that’s amore!

In Vietnam, feel the ancient culture and new energy of Ho Chi Minh City, entrepreneurial heart and soul of the country. At Da Nang, discover elegant colonial homes and fun street markets.

In Singapore — vibrant city-state of gleaming skyscrapers, Buddhist temples, and Arabian bazaars — take advantage of world-class duty-free shopping.

In Malaysia, view the exquisite orchids of Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage site at the foot of Southeast Asia’s highest mountain. Visit sultry villages surrounded by rice paddies and steeped in legend.

Love, laughter, and la dolce vita — that Italian zest for life — means dining later, enjoying more, and making new friends.

So plan now for 2008 in Southeast Asia. With 14 nights from $[000], you can’t afford to stay home!

 


 

EUROPEAN CRUISE CATALOG

Copy for Costa's 2008 European cruise catalog: Text promoting the Mediterranean and Baltic itineraries and ports of call. Click for a low-res PDF file.

 

 

 

 


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