Costa Cruises adds another ship in the Canary Islands to the 2023 programme

Costa Cruceros shares an extensive programme for 2023 in the Mediterranean with the addition of another ship, Costa Fortuna, in the Canary Islands.

Costa Cruceros has launched another new programme within its holiday offer for 2023 which includes three new itineraries on the Costa Fortuna, which will allow travellers to discover the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, with several Canary Islands‘ ports as departure cities.

During the months of May, June and September, the Costa Fortuna will operate different itineraries from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The ship will offer Canarians the opportunity to start their holidays from home and discover destinations such as Italy and France, among others.

The ship will depart from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife and will begin the journey by calling at Arrecife or Puerto del Rosario with long stopovers of nine hours or more. After the tour of the Canary Islands, the Costa Fortuna will head to Funchal in Madeira, then visit Barcelona, Marseille, Savona, Rome, Malaga and return again to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria/Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

“This increase in capacity on our Mediterranean operations is a tangible sign of confidence in the future development of the European markets in general and the Spanish market in particular. It is a great opportunity for both us and our commercial partners because we are expanding our offer with new itineraries that will allow Spanish and foreign customers in the Canary Islands to start their holidays from Las Palmas or Santa Cruz de Tenerife in total comfort and visit some of the most beautiful destinations in the world,” commented Luigi Stefanelli, Costa’s general manager for Spain, France and Portugal.

On the other hand, from 24 June to 19 August, the Costa Fortuna will offer an trip that includes one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean: the Greek Islands. The complete programme of these cruises, departing from Barcelona, includes Marseille, Savona, Civitavecchia/Rome, Messina, the Greek islands: Crete (with a stopover in Heraklion), Rhodes, Mykonos, Santorini, Kefalonia (with a stopover in Argostoli); and Palma de Mallorca.

The third journey, available on 16 April, 30 September and 14 October, will depart from Barcelona to reach Istanbul (where you can also stay overnight during the end of October and November departures) and Izmir in Turkey, Athens in Greece and Malta, as well as Savona, Civitavecchia/Rome, Catania, Barcelona and Marseille.

Finally, in autumn, from 28 October to mid-November, the Costa Fortuna will also offer three- and four-day mini-cruises in the western Mediterranean to Savona, Marseille and Barcelona, departing from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

In addition to the Costa Fortuna, Costa will offer three ships in the western Mediterranean and two ships in the eastern Mediterranean with one-week cruises. Costa Smeralda, Costa Toscana and Costa Diadema will visit Italy, France and Spain; Costa Deliziosa will depart from Venice/Marghera and Bari to discover some of the Greek islands, such as Mykonos and Santorini; Costa Pacifica will be based in the new home port of Taranto for Malta and the Greek islands.

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