Cunard’s Amazing Transatlantic Fares – Slow Cruising With The Costa NeoCollection – Venice Bans Megaships From Its Lagoon

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 11th November 2013..


Costa neoRiviera
.With Cunard quoting Transatlantic fares as low as $599 per person and £299 in the UK, we have a look at those available in the next couple of months, including a New Year’s sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton in the Queen Victoria for less than $60 a day in a balcony cabin. We also look at what a bargain they are today compared to thirty-five years ago, in 1978. Elsewhere, Costa Cruises has announced a “slow cruising” product to be known as its Costa neoCollection, with the 1,248-berth Costa neoRiviera (above) and 1,578-berth Costa neoRomantica. In Venice, meanwhile, a ban on sailing past St Mark’s Square has been placed on ships above 96,000 tons, one that will directly affect eight vessels making more than 150 calls in Venice in 2014.

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