Costa Cruises, the official cruise line sponsor of the first Ryder Cup Championship to be held in Italy, is offering an exclusive cruise/tour package that combines a seven-day cruise aboard its flagship Costa Toscana as well as spectator admission to the golf tournament. If booked by May 13, the package is available for $4,595 per person, double occupancy, a savings of $400. Book online at


The Ryder Cup Package includes a seven-night Costa cruise for two in a premium balcony stateroom with full cruise amenities, as well as admission to all three days of the Ryder Cup, transfers to and from the competition and four nights of pre- and post-cruise hotel accommodations and transfers. Airfare cost is not included in the package price but is available as an option.


“We’re thrilled to invite just 60 guests to join Costa for this exclusive experience that provides the best of Italian-style cruising and spectator attendance at the 2023 Ryder Cup,” said Scott Knutson, vice president of sales and trade marketing for Costa Cruises North America. “This unique offer is only available from Costa and can be combined with our Cruise & Golf program to make this a truly unforgettable vacation.”


The 96-year-old Ryder Cup is considered one of the world’s great sporting events. Every two years, 24 of the best players from Europe and the United States team up to go head-to-head in match play competition. Drama, incredible golf, camaraderie and sportsmanship captivate an audience of millions around the world. 


The roundtrip cruise itinerary showcases the best of the Mediterranean. The cruise departs Civitavecchia (the Port of Rome), Italy, Sept. 21. Ports of call include Genoa, Italy; Marseille, France; Barcelona, Spain; and Cagliari and Naples, Italy. The cruise ends Sept. 28, followed by three days of Ryder Cup championship golf at the prestigious Marco Simone Golf & Country Club outside of Rome.


Cruise & Golf Add-On

For those who want to play as well as watch golf, Costa is offering its Birdie Golf Package for an additional $680 to play some of the most prestigious courses in Italy, France and Spain during port calls. The Birdie Package includes greens fees for admission to three top European courses during the cruise for one person (a fourth course can be added for $319), transfers between the course and the ship, golf cart rental, priority embarkation and disembarkation, equipment storage and insurance, exclusive dining reservations, and more. 


About Costa Toscana

A cruise on Costa Toscana, the line’s new flagship, is an immersion into Italian-style international cruising. Shows and entertainment featuring international artists await, as well as 13 swimming pools and hot tubs, slides and water games for all ages, a state-of-the-art spa and gym, and much more. Costa Toscana is synonymous with excellent fine dining and Italian cuisine at its 11 restaurants and familiar brand-name libations are served at its 19 bars and lounges.


The Ryder Cup Package and a full slate of options can be booked online at For more information about the package as well as Costa Cruise & Golf Program, contact the reservations department at 1-800-462-6782.

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