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Updated News from Costa Cruises

Join Costa for Seven Nights in the Eastern Caribbean 

10/22/01 - Sail the Eastern Caribbean aboard the new, highly-acclaimed CostaAtlantica on December 16, 2001 from Ft. Lauderdale to San Juan, St. Thomas/St. John, Catalina Island/Casa de Campo and Nassau from $499* for an inside stateroom; from $649* for an oceanview stateroom; from $749* for a veranda stateroom and Suites from $1,199*. 3rd & 4th passengers just $199* each. See Cruise News for details.

Costa Cruises Announces Revised Programs For The Winter Season 2001 - 2002

MIAMI, Oct. 9 - After careful analysis of the changed conditions in the market, as a consequence of the terrorist attack to the United States, Costa Cruises announces changes in the deployment of the ships of its fleet for the next months and for the 2002 summer season.

In particular, concerning the winter programs 2001 - 2002: The CostaVictoria will operate 10/11 day cruises to the Western Mediterranean/ Canary Islands from mid-November 2001, instead of sailing from Pt. Everglades for 7-day cruises in the Caribbean. Our Flagship the CostaAtlantica will operate, as scheduled, 7-day Caribbean cruises from Pt. Everglades. Passengers presently booked on the cancelled CostaVictoria program will be offered protection on the CostaAtlantica.

The other ships will operate the winter program as scheduled: CostaRomantica from Guadeloupe and the other 3 ships (CostaAllegra, CostaTropicale and CostaClassica) in South America.

For the Europe cruises program of Spring/Summer 2002 the fleet will be deployed as follows:

  • CostaTropicale, along with the CostaVictoria, will offer 7-day Western Mediterranean cruises. The CostaAllegra will operate 10/11 day cruises also primarily to Western Mediterranean.
  • CostaAtlantica and CostaClassica will continue to offer 7-day cruises from Venice.
  • The CostaRomantica will sail from Copenhagen on 7-day cruises to Baltic & Fjords.
  • The new CostaEuropa, which will enter in service in May 2002, will operate from Amsterdam 10 - 12 day cruises in North Europe.
  • As previously announced, the CostaMarina will be repositioned to operate exclusively for the German market.

Furthermore, to assure Costa's guests a serene and safe vacation, all Costa itineraries for the end of 2001 and entire 2002 have been revised by replacing some ports of call in the Eastern Mediterranean with other ports of equivalent touristic and cultural appeal.

For Fall/Winter 2002/03, both the CostaAtlantica and CostaVictoria will be back in Pt. Everglades for their usual 7-day Caribbean program. SOURCE: Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises Statement

In light of the terrible events of Tuesday, we have deemed appropriate to
relay to you a situation update:

All our cruises are operating regularly as per scheduled itineraries.

While we have no reason to believe our ships are at risk, we have immediately heightened security procedures to the highest level. While we cannot disclose details of all aspects of security, your clients should be made aware that they include, but are not limited to:

- Absolutely no visitors are being permitted on board our ships 
- All carry-on baggage is being searched prior to embarkation
- Identification verification of each person embarking the vessels

All of our US guests presently onboard have been provided complimentary internet, telephone and fax service to contact their relatives in the US.

Our staff in the Miami office will be working to assist any passengers affected by the current suspension of flights pending developments.

For any further information please contact our Reservations Department at 1-800-GO-COSTA.

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the victims and their families of this terrible tragedy.

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