Costa Crociere has announced the replacement of its calls in Tunisia, Egypt and Israel for the balance of 2011. While the Italian company values and appreciates the great appeal of these three countries as prime tourist destinations, due to recent events, Costa Crociere has decided to change the itineraries of all cruises that included calls to those countries. The changes will enable the company to efficiently plan and execute its complex technical and maritime operations for the entire season.
For the current 2011 season, all seven-day Mediterranean cruises of Costa Concordia, Costa Serena and Costa Magica that had a scheduled one-day call at Tunis, Tunisia, will be replaced with a one-day call at Malta, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, or Cagliari, Italy.
All Mediterranean itineraries with scheduled calls at Alexandria, Egypt, and Haifa and Ashdod, Israel, will be modified and offer alternative calls at Limassol, Cyprus; Rhodes, Greece; Marmaris, Turkey, or the newly added ports of Alanya and Antalya, Turkey.
All of the information on itinerary changes can be checked on costacruises.com, costaclick.com and through Costa partner travel agencies.
Costa Crociere’s highest priority is to ensure for all its guests a relaxing, worry-free experience, and the cruise line is trying to minimize any last-minute itinerary modifications.
Costa Cruises currently confirms all scheduled calls in Egypt, Tunisia and Israel for its 2012 program.