Costa Begins Winter 2012/2013 Sailings From Miami

Costa Cruises is bringing back a taste of Italy to the tropics this winter with the Costa Mediterranea as she sets sail to the Caribbean at 9:00pm tonight.

Although this is the Costa Magica, it still is a great photo of a Costa ship.

From November to February 2013, the 86,000-ton, 2,144-guest Costa Mediterranea will sail two 10-day round-trip Caribbean itineraries from Miami with calls at Nassau, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Honduras; Cozumel, Mexico, and a call at either Belize City, Belize, or Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos.

“Costa Mediterranea’s itineraries are unique because of their extended length and span of both the eastern and western Caribbean,” said Scott Knutson, vice president of sales and marketing for Costa Cruises North America. “The 10-day cruises enable guests to explore more of the Caribbean’s diverse destinations in one itinerary and provide an opportunity to take part in the more than 80 shore excursions offered throughout the voyage.”

Inspired by 17th-century Italian palaces, Costa Mediterranea’s décor boasts Carrara marble, Murano glass accents and inlaid wood, creating a palatial atmosphere. The Maschera d’Argento Atrium features dancers suspended mid-air in a tribute to dance and the Italian “Commedia dell’Arte” by artist Gigi Rigamonti.

Costa Mediterranea has 1,057 staterooms including 678 with private balcony, four restaurants, 12 bars including a Wine Bar and a Cognac and Cigar Bar, four swimming pools, solarium, multipurpose sports court and outdoor jogging track. A three-level theater, casino and disco provide a variety of entertainment options. The ship’s wellness program includes a two-level Ischia spa with fitness center, hydromassage pool, sauna and steam room.

You will be able to watch the Mediterranea sail away from PortMiami at 9:00pm ET on the PortMiami Webcam.

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Source: Costa Cruises PR

Header photo: Wikipedia, Side photo: Mikey Faust

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.