As the largest European cruise operator, Costa Cruises is able to offer you one of the largest choices of itineraries and ships available today. Their Mediterranean heritage is celebrated in the décor, design and cuisine on board and their fantastic entertainment and spa facilities are some of the best at sea. The Squok club for children means adults can do their own thing while kids are entertained, and the spa facilities give you space to rejuvenate body and mind between ports.
Begin your holiday with a 2 Night stay in a 4 Star Barcelona hotel.
Continue Hotel stay in Barcelona.
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Simply relax on Barceloneta beach, or visit Las Ramblas, the walkway at the heart of the city, for the best restaurants, bars and cafés and even street performers. Explore Gaudi’s beautiful and exotic architecture, including his masterpiece La Sagrada Familia. The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya offers a stunning view over the city as well as housing Spain’s largest collection of Catalan art.
Palma is Mallorca's major port, and the summer holiday spot of choice for Spain's royal family. Explore the lovely old quarter and step into the past in the historic churches, then get a taste of contemporary Palma in the city's lively tapas bars. Visit the Arab Baths, the Moorish Palace and the Mallorca Museum, buy a string of Mallorca pearls or for outstanding views of the harbour take a ride on the wooden train to Soller.
Surrounded by coastal villages and rural countryside, La Spezia is a busy, bustling city. It offers good-value restaurants and some renowned museums. The colourful fishing villages of Cinque Terre are easily accessible by train, and you can walk along the coast path that connects them to enjoy a stunning view of the sea.
The city’s medieval centre contains the beautiful Cattedrale di Nostra Signora Assunta. Enjoy the collection of religious art at the Pinacoteca Civica Savona, and the archaeological museums. Christopher Columbus lived in Savona for much of his youth, and the countryside cottage belonging to his father can be visited in the hills.
Marseille is France's second largest city and a virtual melting pot of peoples and cultures with a salty city with a feel and culture all its own. Dominating the harbor is the infamous Chateau d'If, the rocky prison from which Alexandre Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo escaped. Marseille is also your gateway to Provence. Also try the renowned bouillabaisse or tour the lovely towns and vineyards of Provence.
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Cities covered: Barcelona, Palma, Mallorca, La Spezia, Savona, Marseille