Balearic Islands - Costa Firenze - NEW SHIP

Cruise No: sp3232
Departures every Sunday from 03/01 until 10/10 2021

Cruise to the Balearic Islands with the NEW megaship Costa Firenze. Sail with Costa Crociere and experience the Italian hospitality.

Your Mediterranean cruise will consist of history, culture, stunning landscapes and iconic tourist destinations. The “Mare Nostrum” (Mediterranean Sea) is the cradle of civilization, and provides dazzling landscapes that change with every season. Each port is an historic marvel, a surprise, a dream. Costa Cruises leads us to discover those roots in the Mediterranean that encompass the cradle of Europe, between history and legend, overlooks a beautiful sea within the grandeur of its monuments. Italy, with its thousand nuances from the North to South. And then France, with its splendor and its delicate landscapes and the proud and sanguine Spain, and its marvelous islands: the Balearic and Canary Islands. The Mediterranean is a foodie’s dream: while you sip a glass of prosecco or a refreshing sangria, you can taste the vegetables, fresh fish, pasta, soups, pizza and paella, that make the area such a paradise.

Costa Firenze is a ship dedicated to the Italian taste for beauty that is most prevalent in the city of Florence. The Renaissance comes back to life in the spaces onboard where guests and their families can fully immerse themselves in the aesthetics of the Italian lifestyle.

Enjoy a walk through the large and welcoming common areas past the boutiques, restaurants, and bars, grab an aperitif, or to take a jog in the open air or get a regenerating massage in the wellness area. Or relax in privacy of the cabins where the art and elegance of Florence is expressed in every detail.

Together in the heart of Florence
Costa Firenze is an open shared space reflecting the harmony of a walk through the streets or squares of Florence. Large open spaces with bars to stop at and have a chat with both new and old friends. Restaurants for every taste, swimming pools where you can spend the hottest hours, theater for cheerful evenings.

A flavor for every moment
On board Costa Firenze there are 13 restaurants that will satisfy even the most demanding palates. There’s the La Fiorentina Steak House, where good meat is king, the refined Palazzo Vecchio and Ristorante dei Medici restaurants, the legendary Teppanyaki where, in addition to good food, there is a “chef show” where the dishes are cooked at the table with spectacular acrobatics and the "Frutti di Mare" where you can discover the surprising tastes of the sea.
There are 7 bars where every request is met: The Fashion Lounge, the Viareggio Lounge, the Bella Bar, the Tuscany Lounge, the Versilia Pool Bar, the Bar del Conte and the Dolce Vita Gelateria. There is something for everyone!

Italian style in the cabin
The style that characterizes the Costa Firenze cabins is dynamic and enveloping. The colors recall those of the Florentine Renaissance and the refined materials used for the furnishings reflect the Italian lifestyle through attention to detail. All cabins, from the simplest to the suites, are expertly designed to guarantee hospitality, elegance, comfort, and relaxation.

DepartureDCC_NOT_EXIST*
DestinationFrance, Italy, Spain
Month AvailabilityJanuary 2021, February 2021, March 2021, April 2021, May 2021, June 2021, July 2021, August 2021, September 2021, October 2021
INCLUDED

8 day cruise with Costa Firenze on full board basis at the cabin of your preference

Entertainment onboard 

Port taxes.

NOT INCLUDED

Air ticket Larnaca - Milan - Larnaca via stopover

Airport taxes

Drinks and other services onboard the ship

Shore excursions

Tipping to be paid on board the ship, €70 per adult and €35 for children from 4years to 13 years

Transfers to/from Airport/port

Travel Insurance

 

Optional Choices

* The cruise itinerary for the period 10/01 until 09/05 is Genoa, La Spezia, Naples, At sea, Valencia, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa. 

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Day 1:Genoa

Costa Firenze departs from Genoa Port at 18.30.

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Day 2: Civitavecchia, Rome

The ship arrives at Civitavecchia port at 08:00 and departs at 19:00

Civitavecchia, a former Etruscan port, is the seaport for Rome. And what about it? Everything here reflects the glorious power of a people who ruled the world. Located in cove, protected to the north by Mignone and south by the Marangone, the Civitavecchia port was built on the Tyrrhenian coast in Etruscan times and still preserves traces of this history. In particular, the Michelangelo fort and the old town with its 9th-century walls bear witness to the splendour of a medieval past. We have to take advantage of this stop to visit Rome, the grandiose capital with its world-famous monuments: the Forum, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Trajan's column, St Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, the Spanish Steps and so much more.

Not to be missed:
- The majestic Cathedral of St Francis of Assisi
- The Fort Michelangelo, The Rocca, an impenetrable fortress

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Day 3: Naples, Italy

The ship arrives at Naples port at 07:00 and departs at 18:00

Naples is the heart of the Mediterranean. An unrivaled city where everything is a pleasant experience. Enjoy pizza, sfogliatelle, and coffee.
The port of Naples is located right in the heart of the city and you can easily reach the city center on foot. Take advantage of the break to go and visit Pompeii. You have the opportunity of choosing from two shore excursions to immerse yourself in the heart of history and visit the ruins of this ancient Roman city. Then, let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the landscapes between the Hill of Posillipo and Vesuvius. If you want to go shopping, pop to Spaccanapoli, the main artery of the city.

Not to be missed:
- The Castel dell’Ovo
- The archaeological site of Pompeii
- The Church of Gesù Nuovo

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Day 4: At sea

Day at your leisure to enjoy the facilities and entertainment onboard Costa Firenze ship. 

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Day 5: Ibiza, Spain

The ship arrives at Ibiza port at 09:00 and departs at 21:00

Ibiza is synonymous with celebration and fun. Await the sunset to enjoy the night, the dawn and the next day. Ibiza is a tourist destination known for fun, but it's also a UNESCO World Heritage site that has a lot to offer. During the stop in the port of Ibiza, visit the Las Dalias market, where you'll find jewelry and other examples of local craftsmanship. If you want to buy home unusual items, check out Sluiz, a shop located in Santa Gertrudis that contrasts starkly with the quaint atmosphere of the village. Also visit the island of Formentera, located less than an hour from the city.

Not to be missed:
- Stand up paddle at sunset
- Catamaran cruise
- Snorkelling in Cala Tarida

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Day 6: Barcelona, Spain

The ship arrives at Barcelona port at 08:00 and departs at 18:00

Among the "ramblas" you will discover great food and beer, but we are always under the watchful eye of Gaudi, who captured and expressed the soul of Barcelona in his architecture. The city is home to an innovative contemporary art museum, the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, and Camp Nou. Also, after visiting 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 neighborhood in the port of Barcelona. Completely renovated for the Olympic Games in 1992, it has become a place filled with bars, clubs, and restaurants. 

Not to be missed: 
- Helicopter ride, The masterpieces of Gaudí
- Sightseeing tour of Barcelona and Camp Nou stadium

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Day 7: Marseille, France

The ship arrives at Marseille port at 08:00 and departs at 17:00

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. 

Not to be missed:
- Aix-en-Provence 
- Avignon, the city of the Popes
- The discovery of Marseilles by bike

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Day 8: Milan - Larnaca

Costa Firenze arrives at Genoa port at 08:30.