Discover the best of Europe with this unique cruise from Barcelona to Stockholm on board Costa Fortuna, paired with fabulous hotel stays.

Your holiday begins with a hotel stay in vibrant Barcelona. Explore its architectural marvels by Antoni Gaudi, sample delicious dishes of authentic tapas and lose yourself in the bustling hub of La Rambla – peppered with eateries, stalls and street performers.

From here, you’ll embark Costa Fortuna for your splendid cruise. Everything on board is a tribute to the great transatlantic liners of the past, from its exceptional service to décor inspired by the roaring twenties. Delectable dinners await you in the gourmet restaurants, relaxation beckons in the well-equipped spa, and dazzling excitement entices you to the spectacular theatre.

Enjoy a day at sea as you sail to your first destination, Lisbon, a city that has attracted various different civilisations who have left a lasting mark. Beautiful Vigo awaits. Boasting a large fishing port, ancient Roman ruins, neoclassical churches, and an authentic Galician old town, it’s a destination where industry and culture collide.

Next, fall in love with enchanting Paris and savour delectable Belgian chocolate in Bruges and before reaching Amsterdam. Wind your way through the elaborate canal system, taking in the sights of charming narrow houses with gabled facades or enjoy tranquil greenery in Amsterdam’s largest city park.

Your final port of call before disembarking for a one-night hotel stay in Stockholm is Århus, Denmark’s second city. Admire the fairy tale summer home of Denmark’s Queen Margrethe, capture a photograph of the breathtaking Infinite Bridge (Den Uendelige Bro) or awaken all your senses in one of the city’s Michelin-starred restaurants.

Your Route


Experience Costa Fortuna

With decor and design inspired by great Italian figures, and hallmark features of the nation’s proud shipping history running throughout its themed lounges, the Costa Fortuna is a charming and atmospheric choice for your cruise holiday of a lifetime. From the first sight of the spectacular central atrium you’ll be taken back in time. Superb models of the Costa line’s most beautiful ships greet new passengers to their modern counterpart. And the names of great vessels from yesteryear are brought right up to date, lending their mystique and magic to the restaurants, bars and entertainment lounges.


Michelangelo 1965 Restaurant

Enjoy fine dining in the extravagant setting of the Michelangelo 1965 Restaurant.


Hortensia Theatre

Be wowed by spectacular performances in this three-tiered theatre.


Pools and Jacuzzis

Cool off in one of the four swimming pools or enjoy a hydromassage in one of the Jacuzzis.

Your 13 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

15 May 2023

Admire Gaudi’s unique architecture during a hotel stay in beautiful Barcelona, Spain

The cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region is known for its art and architecture. Fantastic landmarks like La Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell, designed by Antoni Gaudi, dot the city; giving you a taster of the creativity entwined throughout this fabulous metropolis. Explore the warren of cobblestoned streets and shaded courtyards that make up the historic Gothic Quarter. It’s a district that’s also well known for its restaurant and bar scene. Stroll through Las Ramblas, the walkway at the heart of the city or indulge in some traditional tapas as you overlook the stunning sea views.

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Day 2

16 May 2023

From Barcelona, embark the striking Costa Fortuna for your cruise to Stockholm

Today you’ll embark the charming Costa Fortuna for your cruise. This comfortable and elegant ship is inspired by great Italian figures, with themed lounges and models of famous works of art. With a range of dining options and a huge range of entertainment, you can guarantee a cruise holiday of a lifetime on board Costa Fortuna.

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Day 3

17 May 2023

Enjoy a day at sea to discover some of the delights on board

There are lots of things to do on this exciting ship, with facilities for passengers of all ages and interests. Yet, in line with her easy-going atmosphere, if you prefer to kick back and just enjoy the voyage in peace and quiet, relax in the Club Salute Saturnia 1927 with its sauna and Turkish bath to help you on your way. With its range of facials and Ayurvedic ritual massages, you will be restored, mind and body, to a state of serenity.

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Day 4

18 May 2023

Relish a day at leisure to delve into the treasures of Lisbon at your own pace

The sun-kissed capital of Portugal gleams in the sunlight against the backdrop of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. With a skyline a watercolour palette of primrose yellow buildings topped with terracotta roofs, the pint-sized city is set across seven hills and it’s easy to explore in a couple of days thanks to a network of traditional trams. Eternally linked to the sea, Lisbon's magnificent harbour is spanned by the longest suspension bridge in Europe. Other landmarks include the World Heritage Sites of Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, both built in Lisbon's native Manueline architectural style.

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Day 5

19 May 2023

Explore Vigo, home to the breathtakingly rugged Cies Islands

Vigo lies on northern Spain’s rugged coastline in the verdant region of Galicia. This undulating city has beautiful plazas dating back to medieval times and you’ll get spectacular views of the bay from the hills above the city.  It’s also the place to find delicious fresh seafood, particularly octopus. Take the short trip to the nearby Cies Islands with their white-sand beaches and clear waters that wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean.

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Day 6

20 May 2023

Spend your evenings unwinding in one of the sophisticated bars

For a relaxing drink you’re spoilt for choice on board Costa Fortuna. Try the Conte Rosso 1921 Wine Bar for the most delicious way to start your evening, savour a traditional aperitif in the Aperol Spritz Bar, indulge in Campari-flavoured popcorn in the Campari Bar, and if you’re looking for an authentic taste experience, head to the Birreria! Make your choice and take your time - the Costa Fortuna is not a cruise ship where you’ll want to rush anything!

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Day 7

21 May 2023

Visit beautiful Le Havre, nestled at the mouth of the River Seine

Le Havre in the beautiful region of Normandy offers inviting art galleries and cafés, as well as the outstanding St-Joseph’s Church. Take a day trip to nearby Paris and enjoy France’s cosmopolitan capital. The City of Lights is packed full of culture, with a lively music scene, world-famous art galleries, cafés, bars and some of the best food in the world to enjoy.

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Day 8

22 May 2023

Admire tranquil canals and medieval buildings in Bruges

Explore beautiful Bruges, home to medieval streets, delicious Belgian chocolate shops and winding canals. A visit to Bruges is a must for any foodies. Order a steaming cone of frites with a dollop of mayonnaise as you stroll around the cobbled streets; stop for a Brugse Zot in the Markt before exploring the beautiful Basilica of the Holy Blood and finish up with a trip to Dumon for the smoothest and creamiest chocolate in Bruges.

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Day 9

23 May 2023

Discover the artistic heritage of Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands

The Dutch city of Amsterdam is known for its picturesque canal system, colourful tulips, 17th-century architecture and cosy cafés. Along with its historic facades you’ll discover the fascinating Rijksmuseum, a stone’s throw from the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House. Take a pedalo along the serene waters, pop into the Heineken Museum for a cool lager or hire a bike for the day and explore the windmills placed along picturesque countryside, near traditional cheese shops and clog factories.

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Day 10

24 May 2023

Tuck into delicious dishes from the variety of on-board restaurants

Evening dining is one of the big events on the Costa Fortuna and you can enjoy your formal meal in fine style in the sophisticated splendour of the Club Restaurant, boasting a gourmet menu of elegant signature dishes from the Executive Chef. Choose Michelangelo 1965 Restaurant for a wide selection of dishes from an a la carte menu, observe the craftsmanship of Japanese chefs in Teppanyaki, tuck into mouth-watering Italian meats such as Florentine T-bone and Piedmontese fassona steak in La Fiorentina Steak House or keep it casual with pizza in Pummid’Oro.

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Day 11

25 May 2023

Spend some time discovering the charms of Århus, the City of Smiles

Århus is Denmark's second-largest city, and, with its funky arts and college community, one of the country's most pleasant. Cutting through the centre of town is a canal called the Århus Å (Århus Creek). It used to run underground, but was uncovered a few years ago. Since then, an amalgam of bars, cafés, and restaurants has sprouted along its banks. At all hours of the day and night this waterfront strip is abuzz with crowds that hang out on the outdoor terraces and steps that lead down to the creek. The Visit Århus tourist office has information about the Århus Passport, which includes passage on buses, free or discounted admission to the 12 most popular museums and sites in the city, and tours.

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Day 12

26 May 2023

Relish a final day at sea being as active or as relaxed as you like

With all the onboard cuisine and action-packed shows, Costa Fortuna hasn’t forgotten about their more active guests. There are multi-purpose sports pitches and an outdoor gym if you want to maintain your fitness while aboard the ship. Try a Pilates or yoga class overlooking the sea or even run around the outdoor jogging track, accompanied by the sounds of the ocean and the crisp sea breeze brushing against your skin.

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Day 13

27 May 2023

Your cruise ends in spectacular Stockholm where you’ll disembark for a one-night hotel stay

Disembarking in Stockholm, you’ll have one night in a hotel to explore the city. Don’t miss Stockholm’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Royal Palace Drottningholm, Sweden's best-preserved royal palace constructed in the seventeenth century and the permanent residence of the royal family and the magical Skogskyrkogården, or Woodland Cemetery.

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Day 14

28 May 2023

Bid farewell to fairy tale Stockholm and head to the airport for your flight home

Following your European escape, you’ll head to the airport for your flight back home.

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Your Holiday Summary


  • 11 night full-board cruise on board Costa Fortuna

Hotel Stays

  • 1 night four-star stay in Barcelona with breakfast
  • 1 night four-star stay in Stockholm with breakfast

All flights

Prices From


15 May 2023


R 26,999pp


R 33,999pp


R 39,999pp

Duration: 13 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Barcelona, Lisbon, Vigo, Le Havre, Bruges, Amsterdam, Århus, Stockholm

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