VENICE 2NTS STAY & 8NTS ADRIATIC & MED CRUISE 23rd NOV Cruise Nation £299pp
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VENICE 2NTS STAY & 8NTS ADRIATIC & MED CRUISE 23rd NOV Cruise Nation £299pp

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Found 10th Aug 2016Made hot 10th Aug 2016
Includes Flights, 2 Nights Hotel and 8 night Cruise (with all meals included) Flights are from Gatwick

Its on Costa Mediterranea. Price works out at £30 per person per night, which is exceptionally good value for a cruise.
The itinerary is
23RD NOV 2016
VENICE STAY
24TH NOV 2016
VENICE STAY
25TH NOV 2016 DEPART 21:00
VENICE, ITALY
VENICE IS CONSIDERED THE CITY OF ART, ROMANCE AND PRESTIGE. THE EXTRAORDINARY ARCHITECTURE WAS BUILT ON AN ARCHIPELAGO OF SMALL ISLANDS SEPARATED BY A NETWORK OF CANALS CROSSED BY APPROXIMATELY 400 BRIDGES, ONCE WOODEN AND THEN REPLACED BY STONE.

26TH NOV 2016 ARRIVE 07:30 - DEPART 16:30
TRIESTE (ITALY)
BETWEEN THE SEA AND THE HILLS OF THE CARSO, THIS PROVINCIAL CAPITAL WITH A TURBULENT HISTORY PRESENTS ITS BEAUTIFUL ATTRACTIONS IN A SOPHISTICATED CENTRAL EUROPEAN ATMOSPHERE.

27TH NOV 2016 ARRIVE 10:30 - DEPART 18:00
SPLIT, CROATIA
28TH NOV 2016 ARRIVE 08:00 - DEPART 18:00
BARI, ITALY
BARI, THE SECOND BIGGEST CITY IN SOUTHERN ITALY, WAS ORIGINALLY A LARGE AGRICULTURAL, INDUSTRIAL AND MAINLY COMMERCIAL CENTRE, AN ACTIVE PORT AND IMPORTANT EXCHANGE NETWORK WITH THE EAST. ITS ORIGINS ARE STRICTLY TIED WITH MARITIME ACTIVITIES WHICH, IN THE MIDDLE AGES, GAVE BIRTH ALONG THE COAST TO AN ORDERED QUARTER DESIGNED ON A GRID PATTERN APPARENTLY ORIGINATING FROM ROMAN DESIGN AND SUBSEQUENTLY READJUSTED BY THE BYZANTINES.

29TH NOV 2016 ARRIVE 09:30 - DEPART 18:00
CORFU, GREECE
IT WAS THE VENETIANS WHO CHRISTENED THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF CORFU. THIS PARADISE COVERED IN THICK VEGETATION AND BLESSED BY A MILD CLIMATE, IS A VERITABLE MOSAIC OF CULTURES AND ARTISTIC INFLUENCES.

30TH NOV 2016
AT SEA
1ST DEC 2016 ARRIVE 08:00 - DEPART 18:00
PALERMO (SICILY)
STRATEGICALLY PLACED BETWEEN EUROPE AND AFRICA, THE ISLAND OF SICILY HAS FOR CENTURIES BEEN A FOCUS OF MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY. AND THE CITY OF PALERMO IS STILL TODAY A FASCINATING CENTRE OF CULTURE AND ENTERPRISE. ACCORDING TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH, THE PREHISTORIC INHABITANTS OF PALERMO, ONCE NAMED PANORMUS BECAUSE OF ITS DEEP BAY AND ANCHORAGE, LIVED IN CAVES AND SHELTERS AROUND THE 660-METRE HIGH MOUNT PELLEGRINO, WHICH DOMINATES THE CITY'S SKYLINE. THE CITY HAS BEEN RULED BY ALL THE GREAT ANCIENT POWERS OF THE REGION INCLUDING GREEK, PUNIC, ROMAN, CARTHAGINIAN, BYZANTINE, SARACEN, NORMAN, SPANISH AND BOURBON.

2ND DEC 2016 ARRIVE 07:30 - DEPART 14:00
NAPLES
3RD DEC 2016 ARRIVE 09:00
SAVONA, ITALY
ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED FORMER INHABITANTS OF SAVONA WAS THE NAVIGATOR CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, WHO FARMED LAND IN THE AREA WHILE CHRONICLING HIS JOURNEYS. 'COLUMBUS'S HOUSE', A COTTAGE SITUATED IN THE SAVONA HILLS, LAY BETWEEN VEGETABLE CROPS AND FRUIT TREES. IT IS JUST ONE OF MANY RESIDENCES IN LIGURIA ASSOCIATED WITH COLUMBUS. SEVERAL CITIES AS WELL AS SAVONA CLAIM HIS BIRTH AND RESIDENCY, SUCH AS GENOA AND TERRAROSSA DI MOCONESI. SAVONA IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CITY ON THE WEST COAST OF ITALY, WITHIN REACH OF THE SEASIDE RESORTS OF ALASSIO, LOANO AND VARAZZE.

14 Comments

Seems a great price, carn't book direct, have to fill in a contact form and wait for call back. Assume you sort out transfers from airport to ship?

I think you have to pay a sevice charge on these ships, something like $10pppd I think, is this correct?

Conditions: Prices are from and per person based on 2 sharing the lowest cabin grade unless otherwise stated. Credit card charge is 2.25%, there is no charge for debit cards. Gratuities are not included and vary depending on the Cruise Line, but these are optional. Gratuities are compulsory with Costa Cruises. Booking fee & Baggage charge may apply. Cruise Nation and Cruise Line Terms & Conditions apply. E&OE. Offer can be withdrawn at anytime.

I prefer to know the total price I am paying for a holiday, example I have booked 2 people 12 nights with Thomsons from 24th Nov for £1490, includes flights, transfers, food & drinks (£62.08pppn + £31tcb which will pay for airport parking).
This holiday is £598 for 2 people (£29.90pppd) + food & drink at hotel + transfers + possible booking fee + possible baggage charge + unknown gratuities charge = £???? total. Not for me.

Looks very cheap but November/December is NOT a great time to be bobbing around in the Med: can be cold, windy and wet. The better cruise ships head to the Caribbean and other places still warm at that time of year.
I've never been on Costa but others on here have reported that you'll feel like an outsider if English is your only language (and culture). Thomson Cruises are also reasonably cheap but very down market.
Cruises can be great (I've really enjoyed 3 Med cruises in Spring and Summer with Royal Caribbean, one as cheap as £50pppn - wouldn't want anyone put off by a poor one. Do some research before splashing the cash!


Edited by: "Besford" 10th Aug 2016

Venice is very cold in November. I went in January and it was freezing.

The Adriatic and Med can be extremely cold in the winter no matter what the brochures may tell you, especially when you are out at sea. At this price is worth a punt, you may hit on good and mild week. I went last December P&O Southern Med and North Africa , it was amazing, and beautiful calm seas.

andycs

I think you have to pay a sevice charge on these ships, something like … I think you have to pay a sevice charge on these ships, something like $10pppd I think, is this correct?


Hey, this cruise ship is Italian styled but american owned, the currency onboard is €, so its around 8 pp per day.

andycs

Seems a great price, carn't book direct, have to fill in a contact form … Seems a great price, carn't book direct, have to fill in a contact form and wait for call back. Assume you sort out transfers from airport to ship?


this would not include transfers and with this company normally doesnt not include baggage in the flight portion. The company I am referring to is cruise nation.

Nice price even with the extras, grats transfers and a bag.
depending on where the hotel is transfer on public could be very cheap.

weather pot luck been in Dec and it was fine, ports will not be too busy which is nice.
Summer is just too hot and places are packed.

Cruise only £159pp hotels on the mainland can be found cheap and flights tend to be cheap in Nov(not checked).

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good for sightseeing as places are interesting and will not be busy over winter - weather could be an issue - not a sunbathing cruise thats for sure!

what's the point of going on a cruise in the winter

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