MIAMI (August 22, 2017) – Costa Cruises is making it easier for travelers to book a cruise with a new pricing system that restructures its fares. The new structure, which is available for cruises departing on or after April 1, 2018, is designed with a range of budgets in mind and comprises four categories: Basic, Total Comfort Classic, Total Comfort Premium and Deluxe.
Costa developed the new price system to highlight four core components: greater transparency to choose all-inclusive packages, reward early bookings, more attention to families and the option to choose among luxury, all-inclusive and base packages.
“Costa is an innovator in the cruise industry, and our new price system is another example of how we listen to our guests and improve our offerings based on their needs and feedback,” said Scott Knutson, vice president of sales and marketing for Costa Cruises North America. “With the variety in our new rate levels, Costa provides standard packages for those who are budget conscious, as well as rates for those who’d like to treat themselves to some extra privileges.”
The Basic level is the most affordable option for guests looking to cruise in a standard cabin. With the Basic package, guests have access to complimentary services and amenities onboard, such as gala dinners with a special menu created by award-winning chef Bruno Barbieri, entertainment activities including treasure hunts, tournaments, parties, karaoke, theme evenings and use of the ship’s pools, hot tubs, exercise areas and fitness facilities. All of these services and amenities are also included in the following.
The next tier, Total Comfort, is split into two categories: Classic and Premium. Total Comfort Classic provides access to complimentary services and amenities onboard, including a Pranzo e Cena beverage package, which allows guests to choose from a selection of unlimited wines, beers and soft drinks by the glass for lunch and dinner. Guests are also able to choose a specific cabin when booking the cruise.
Total Comfort Premium includes a Brindiamo beverage package allowing guests to have their favorite drinks at any time of day during their cruise. In addition, when booking a cruise guests are able to choose a specific cabin in a prime location, as well as select first or second seating at dinner.
Guests who want an exclusive cruise experience can book the Deluxe rate. With Deluxe fares guests sail in a spacious suite with access to premium services and luxurious amenities, such as one-day spa access, and the Intenditore beverage package, which provides unlimited drinks priced up to $9 served by the glass. With the Deluxe package, breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in the Club Restaurant.
Additional exclusive perks in the Deluxe rate include personalized invitations to special events onboard; a basket of assorted fruit in the suite replenished daily; a bottle of Ferrari sparkling wine; Illy espresso coffee; a complimentary in-suite minibar with an assortment of drinks; a pampering pillow menu; complimentary breakfast served in the suite; 24-hour complimentary room service; and more.
With all of the fare categories, guests save more when booking CostaTours! excursions prior to departure. Guests also earn up to 175 CostaClub points for each cruise day with the Total Comfort Classic Category, 350 points with the Total Comfort Premium Category and 450 CostaClub point for the Deluxe Category.
To learn more about Costa Cruises’ new pricing system, visit www.costacruises.com. For reservations, call a travel agent or 800-GO-COSTA. Connect directly with Costa socially on Costa’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.