Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Costa Reports Big Growth In Med For 2011

Costa Cruises is reporting a big increase in its Mediterranean capacity for 2011, with its fleet making 2,800 calls in 92 Mediterranean destinations and almost 9 million passenger movements.

Italian ports will benefit most from the traffic, with almost 4 million passenger movements, some 50 per cent more than last year. Costa’s ships will carry more than one third of the 11 million passengers expected in Italy’s ports in 2011.

After Italy, the Mediterranean countries expected to see the most Costa passenger movements are Spain and Greece – each with more than a million – and France, with more than half a million. Of the 92 Med ports, 21 will be in Italy, 17 in Spain, 11 in Greece and 9 in France.

Costa’s 2012 programme was presented on February 15 this year, almost a year ahead of the cruise departure dates, in its annual brochure: over 250 destinations and more than 130 different itineraries with comprehensive details about shoreside excursions (there are typically 7 to choose from in every port of call) as well as a vast array of shipboard services and amenities .

For more information, visit http://www.costacruises.co.uk/ or The Cruise Line