Costa Deliziosa departs on around-the-world cruise

Costa Deliziosa departs on around-the-world cruise

Costa world tour 2023 will explore 52 destinations on 4 continents in 128 days, crossing 3 oceans, with an unprecedented itinerary. With the new year, the Around-the-World cruise, Costa’s most beloved cruise for travel enthusiasts, is back. Costa was among the first companies to offer this exceptional voyage, since the 1970s, offering a very special itinerary for the 2023 edition of its world tour.

Departure from Trieste on January 6, 2023, aboard Costa Deliziosa, and return on May 13, 2023, for an unforgettable 128-day voyage. From the Mediterranean to the Arabian Peninsula, sailing east to India and the Maldives, then heading south to Madagascar and South Africa, and crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Brazil. Then, again heading south to Ushuaia, Argentina, at the extremity of the continent, sailing through the Beagle Channel and up the Pacific side, from Chile to Panama, visiting Central America and New York, then returning to Europe. A total of 52 destinations to discover on four continents, crossing three oceans.

A dream that comes true for all travelers and cruise enthusiasts, who will be able to enjoy a unique experience of almost four months, following in the footsteps of history’s great navigators to discover fantastic cultures and landscapes. For those who missed out the opportunity this year, Costa Deliziosa will offer the Around the World Cruise again in 2024, with scheduled departure on January 6, 2024, also from Savona. In the coming weeks also the Around-the-World 2025 edition will be available for reservations, which will circumnavigate the globe mostly in the southern hemisphere, visiting Tierra del Fuego, Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. For the first time, the departure will be in December, 2024, to enjoy the Christmas holidays on a cruise. New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro will be unforgettable, with fireworks display from Copacabana Beach.

About 2,000 guests have booked a cabin on the Around-the-World cruise 2023. They come from 40 different countries, with a predominance of French (about 500), Italians and Germans (about 360 and about 340, respectively), Swiss (about 160), Spanish (about 140) and Austrians (just under 100). The oldest traveler, French, is 94 years old, while the youngest is Austrian, aged 6 years.

The ship chosen for the Around-the-World tour is the Costa Deliziosa, one of the most enchanting ships in the Costa fleet. On board, the entertainment program will be characterized according to the destinations, to always offer a local touch. In fact, the rich party program includes not only the great classics such as “White Night” or “Masquerade Night,” but also “Bollywood Night,” “Tropical Party,” “Brazilian Party,” and “Arabian Night.”

The Around-the-World 2023 itinerary includes fascinating destinations such as Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, India, Maldives, Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion, South Africa, Namibia, St. Helena Island, Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, the United States, the Azores Islands, and Morocco.  The special feature of this cruise will also be the possibility of extended calls in several of the destinations visited, such as Mumbai (India), Maldives (Maldives), Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth and Cape Town (South Africa), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Buenos Aires and Ushuaia (Argentina), Santiago de Chile, Colon (Panama), New York (USA), Lisbon and the Azores Islands (Portugal).

Guests can join the rich program of excursions offered by the company to experience unique moments ashore as well, making this voyage even more unforgettable.   For example, a visit to the Taj Mahal, in Agra, India, a marvelous architecture that seems embroidered in white marble; the Ivoloina Park, in Madagascar, where you can meet lemurs; the tour to admire the Perito Moreno glacier and the Torres del Paine National Park, in Ushuaia; the cable car ride over Table Mountain, in Cape Town; the helicopter ride in the skies over Rio de Janeiro; the three-day visit to the Galapagos Islands, or a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, in New York City.

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