Those who cruise much know that every ship is unique and the best of them last in the memory forever. The Costa Classica cruise ship is one of them. She is like wine, develops her taste as years go by. Classica is one of the elder ships of the Costa Crociere Line and is more Italian than the younger ships of the company, built when Costa fleet became wholly owned by the US industry giant Carnival Corporation & plc group.
Costa Crociere S. p. A. was based in Genoa and includes the brands AIDA Cruises and Costa Grociere. Now its fleet consists of fifteen liners in active service and five in order. All Costa ships sail under the Italian flag in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and South America.
The Costa Classica cruise ship, built in 1991, was totally reconstructed in 2001 and became even more beautiful and charming. The interiors have been decorated by the famous Italian designers Pomodoro and Tadini. Now Costa Classica design is magnificent and modern with plenty of steel and marbles, though angular and cold in some areas. The most significant changes concerned the cabins which are now very modern and comfortable at the same time. The new Costa Classica cruise ship will enrapture you with her refreshed elegant interior and exterior sights.
This year Costa Classica cruise ship itineraries include several different cruises around Europe, Mediterranean, Transatlantic and Canary Islands. Grecian Splendour cruise for seven nights starts in Venice and embraces Ancona in Italy, Athens in Greece, Heraklion in Crete, Corfu town in Corfu and Dubrovnik in Croatia. Autum Jewels, a five night cruise, covers the ports of call in Venice, Bari in Italy, Corfu Town in Corfu, La Valleta on Malta, Naples and Savona in Italy. Ancient Treasures include 11 nights at sea, visiting Savona and Naples, Italy, Alexandria in Egypt, Limassol in Cyprus, Rhodes Town on Rhodes, La Valleta on Malta and Tripoli in Libya. The longest cruise of 18 nights is called Autumn Voyage. During this cruise you can enjoy eight days in the open sea and sightseeing in exotic destinations, such as Casablanca in Morocco, Santa Cruz in Tenerife, Bridgetown in Barbados, Fort-De-France in Martinique, St. Johns in Antigua, Basseterre in St. Kitts, Road Harbour in Tortola, Philipsburg in St. Maarten and La Romana in Dominican Republic.
In December the Costa Classica cruise ship offers two holiday cruise programs, "Christmas Atlantic Isles" and "New Year Ancient Treasures". The first one is for 10 nights. The ports of call are Savona, Barcelona, Casablanca, Santa Cruz on Canary Islands, Funchal in Madeira and Malaga in Spain. The "New Year Ancient Treasures" cruise offers sailing to Alexandria in Egypt, Limassol in Cyprus, Rhodes in Greece, La Valleta on Malta, Tripoli in Libya and Naples and Savona in Italy and lasts 11 nights.
Sail to the distant and exotic corners of the world in comfort and beautiful surroundings, enjoy the open sea being in the center of civilization - all this is possible only on a cruise liner!