“The pre-summer restart program is backed by a truly unique offer. The main innovation of Costa Venezia cruises is the opportunity to visit the best of Turkey in one vacation, starting with Istanbul, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We believe that Turkey has great potential for cruises and we try to be the first to Develops it: Istanbul can be reached in a few hours by plane from the main European countries, and is characterized by good flight connections and modern ports, as well as a moderate climate.Mario Zanetti, president of Costa Cruises, said, “The climate that performs operation all year round, Most importantly, it offers an incredible variety of experiences and attractions.”
The Costa Venezia Turkey program includes three different itineraries, all with boarding and disembarking in Istanbul, with longer stops at the ports, with enough time to enjoy destinations, including cities steeped in history, impressive archaeological sites, UNESCO World Heritage sites and the clear sea. .
In spring, summer and fall, from May 1 to November 13, 2022, Costa Venezia offers two one-week customized itineraries of Turkey and Greece, which can alternate and combine into a 15-day “super tour.” The ship rests in eight ports for more than ten hours.
This first itinerary is ideal for those who want to discover the best of Turkey and Greece in one vacation. It includes two days accommodation with one night in Istanbul, beautiful Turkish destinations such as Izmir, Bodrum, Mykonos Island and Athens in Greece.
This second itinerary allows you to explore some of the great places in Greece and Turkey. It includes two stops for two days and one night in Istanbul and Kusadasi, Turkey before heading to Rhodes and Heraklion, Greece.
In winter 2022/23, Costa Venezia will present a third twelve-day itinerary to Turkey, Egypt, Israel and Cyprus, visiting Istanbul, with two-day and one-night layovers, Bodrum, Limassol and Haifa, also two-day and one-night Alexandria and Kusadasi. From the spring of 2023, the routes to Turkey and Greece will be resumed.
The tour package has been reimagined to explore hidden and little-visited places and enjoy authentic traditions, flavors and colours. Thanks to these performances, it is possible, for example, to attend a private concert in the Roman amphitheater of Ephesus, experience Istanbul by night, take a boat trip on the Bosphorus between the two continents, in model houses carved into the rock in the lunar landscape to sleep in Cappadocia, or relax In the natural pools of Pamukkale or snorkeling with an archaeologist among the remains of the sunken city of Mindo.
Or one can stroll the vineyards of Kusadasi with a wine connoisseur, ride a horse through the pine forests and sands of Pamucak Beach, or explore the coast of the Bodrum Peninsula on a traditional private fishing boat.
The Costa Venezia, built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, is a 135,000 gross tonnage vessel with 2,116 guest cabins. With 13 different restaurants and eight bars, the gastronomic offer is among the widest in the fleet. On board, it is possible to sample dishes and menus created especially for Costa by three world-renowned chefs, Bruno Barbieri, Helen Darroz and Angel Leon, allowing each destination to be explored from a culinary point of view.
Costa Venezia has many different large outdoor areas to fully enjoy your sailing experience. Families with children will find plenty of activities on board, such as a water park and adventure park, and couples will find a private spa, swimming pools, and plenty of space for intimate moments.
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