I had been keeping an eye on this cruise for some time but was unable to book it due to various circumstances going on within the family. I was really taken by the itinerary and even more by the price so when the opportunity to be able to book it eventually materialised then I didn’t hesitate to make the booking.
The booking has been made with Cruise Club UK and it is the third time we have used them. Much to my surprise the deposit was only £100 each which was a welcome bonus especially after loosing as much as we did after cancelling the Celebrity Eclipse cruise in December.
It is a Costa package and includes all air fares and transfers and fortunately we have been allocated direct flights at each end of the cruise, going out to Dubai will be on Emirates and coming back from Milan will be with BA.
There will be 8 new ports for us in amongst the 8 sea days. It all promises to be a fantastic experience and one that we are truly looking forward to.
|Friday, March 28, 2014||Dubai (UAE)||—||11:59 PM|
|Saturday, March 29, 2014||Dubai (UAE)||12:01 AM||06:00 PM|
|Sunday, March 30, 2014||Khasab (Oman)||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|Monday, March 31, 2014||Khor Fakkan (UAE)||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|Tuesday, April 1, 2014||Muscat (Oman)||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|Wednesday, April 2, 2014||At Sea||—||—|
|Thursday, April 3, 2014||Salalah (Oman)||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|Friday, April 4, 2014||At Sea||—||—|
|Saturday, April 5, 2014||At Sea||—||—|
|Sunday, April 6, 2014||At Sea||—||—|
|Monday, April 7, 2014||At Sea||—||—|
|Tuesday, April 8, 2014||Safaga (Egypt)||07:00 AM||11:00 PM|
|Wednesday, April 9, 2014||Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt)||07:00 AM||04:00 PM|
|Thursday, April 10, 2014||At Sea||—||—|
|Friday, April 11, 2014||Alexandria (Egypt)||08:00 AM||10:00 PM|
|Saturday, April 12, 2014||At Sea||—||—|
|Sunday, April 13, 2014||At Sea||—||—|
|Monday, April 14, 2014||Naples (Italy)||08:00 AM||01:00 PM|
|Tuesday, April 15, 2014||Savona (Italy)||09:00 AM||—|
Our cabin is on deck 6 and is right in the middle. It will be a lovely location and being as there are rear stairs and lifts means we will not have to traverse half the ship in order to get anywhere.
As it is our 5th Costa cruise it will be the first time for us as Pearl members of the Costa club. One of the benefits being able to have a free dinner in their speciality restaurant.