Revel in the glamour of Greece, Italy and Malta – delving into verdant landscapes, compelling heritage, and ancient wonders – including hotel stays in Athens and Barcelona.

Your stunning holiday begins with a two-night stay in the capital of Greece, Athens. During your visit, be sure to absorb its myriad of historic and cultural intrigues, including the fascinating ruins of its grand Acropolis, before embarking the elegant Costa Fortuna for your voyage to Barcelona.

Embarking the Costa Fortuna, you’ll set sail to Greece’s largest island, Crete, and then on to the small island nation of Malta. Discover the UNESCO-listed city of Valletta, then travel across the Mediterranean to Sicily, the beautiful island off the heal of Italy. The Costa Fortuna will then take you to Rome and Savona, Italy’s charming seaside port, before you disembark in Barcelona for a thrilling hotel stay in the heart of the city.


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 10 Night Holiday Includes

Days 1 - 2

18 - 19 September 2024

With its rich heritage and endless charms, ancient Athens greets you with a two-night hotel stay

Uncover the captivating allure of ancient Athens, a city drenched in history and overflowing with cultural treasures. While here, embark on a journey of discovery as you encounter awe-inspiring historic wonders such as the legendary Acropolis, home to the majestic Parthenon, and immerse yourself in the birthplace of democracy. Wander through the lively streets of Plaka, adorned with quaint shops and charming tavernas, savouring the tantalizing flavours of Greek cuisine.

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Day 3

20 September 2024

From Athens, embark the striking Costa Fortuna to begin your voyage

Today, you’ll embark the charming Costa Fortuna for your glorious cruise. This relaxing and elegant ship is inspired by great Italian figures, featuring themed lounges and models of famous works of art. With a grand array of dining choices and entertainment, you’ll be guaranteed the sailing holiday of a lifetime on board Costa Fortuna.

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Day 4

21 September 2024

Discover the history of Greece’s largest island, Crete

Arriving in Crete, immerse yourself in the captivating history of its capital, Heraklion, wandering through the ancient ruins of the Minoan Palace of Knossos. Indulge in the vibrant local culture, savoring Cretan delicacies at traditional tavernas. Explore the stunning beaches with crystal-clear waters, basking in the Mediterranean sun. Embark on a journey through charming villages, experiencing the warmth of Cretan hospitality and the island's breathtaking natural landscapes.

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Day 5

22 September 2024

Spend your evenings unwinding in one of the sophisticated bars

For a relaxing drink, you’ll be spoilt for choice on board Costa Fortuna. Try the Conte Rosso 1921 Wine Bar for the most opulent way to start your evening, relish a traditional aperitif in the Aperol Spritz Bar, or indulge in Campari-flavoured popcorn in the Campari Bar. If you’re looking for an authentic culinary experience, head to the Birreria!

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Day 6

23 September 2024

Valletta is a jewel of the Mediterranean with a rich tapestry of history and culture

This UNESCO-listed city showcases stunning Baroque architecture, fortified walls, and cobblestone streets. The grand St. John's Co-Cathedral mesmerizes visitors with its opulent interior and Caravaggio masterpieces. The city's bastions offer panoramic views of the stunning Grand Harbour. Discover the fascinating past at the National Museum of Archaeology and the Grandmaster's Palace. Valletta thrives with lively cafés, markets, and boutiques, while its maritime traditions come alive at the Malta Maritime Museum.

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Day 7

24 September 2024

With its stunning coastlines, charming villages, and warm hospitality, Sicily is next on your agenda

Sicily is a captivating destination that seamlessly blends history, culture, and natural beauty. Explore ancient ruins like the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento or the well-preserved Villa Romana del Casale. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Palermo, with its bustling markets and stunning architecture, or Taormina, with its picturesque streets and breathtaking Mount Etna views. Indulge in Sicilian cuisine, known for its rich and sample local delicacies. 

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Day 8

25 September 2024

Today you’ll dock in Civitavecchia, offering gateway to eternal Rome

As the capital of Italy, alluring Rome is a treasure trove of iconic landmarks and architectural marvels. The Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Pantheon all stand as testaments to the city's glorious past. Vatican City, with its awe-inspiring St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel, offers spiritual and artistic wonders galore. Rome's picturesque streets lead to charming piazzas while the romantic Tiber River flows through the heart of the city.

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Day 9

26 September 2024

Uncover Italy’s maritime history in Savona

The historic port of Savona, Italy, has a rich maritime heritage. Explore Priamar Fortress and the captivating Museo Archeologico. Delight your taste buds with Ligurian cuisine, which prides itself on fresh pesto in favour of tomato, served with corkscrew-shaped fresh pasta called trofie. Wander through the picturesque Old Town, admiring the medieval architecture and vibrant piazzas.

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Day 10

27 September 2024

Disembark Costa Fortuna in Barcelona and embrace its vibrant energy during a one-night hotel stay

Discover the vibrant allure of bustling Barcelona, a city that seamlessly blends history, art, and Mediterranean charm. Marvel at world-famous architectural masterpieces such as the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, created by artistic visionary Antoni Gaudí. Lose yourself in the bustling streets of Las Ramblas, lined with lively markets and street performers. Immerse yourself in the city's rich culture, savouring delicious tapas and exploring the Gothic Quarter's tempting narrow alleys.

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Day 11

28 September 2024

Your Italian & Greek Odyssey complete, today you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight home

You’ll bid farewell to Barcelona today, and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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FREE Hotel Stays

Athens Cypria Hotel

The glorious Athens Cypria Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Athens’ renowned historic landmarks and vibrant culture. You’ll find top-class facilities including a fully equipped fitness room for maintaining your fitness. During your stay, savour delicious Mediterranean cuisine at the hotel restaurant. Day and night, delightful experiences await. You could head down to Café Bar for sweet breakfasts and freshly-ground coffee and stop by Acropolis View Bar for prime sunset views of the Acropolis, so you’re immersed in Athens’ history even while savouring unique cocktails. Following long days of adventure, retire to your comfortable and well-appointed room, which promises a relaxing retreat.

H10 Madison

Nestled in the bustling heart of Barcelona, a stone's throw from the cathedral, the H10 Madison stands in a newly restored, grand early 20th-century building. The lofty architecture blends seamlessly with an interior exuding Barcelona's industrial charm. Guests can relish comfortable rooms, culinary delights at The Avenue Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, and the breathtaking rooftop Terrassa del Gòtic featuring unparalleled cathedral vistas. Amenities include a heated plunge pool and a sunbathing area on the top floor with sweeping panoramic views.

Your Holiday Summary

Full-Board Cruise

  • 7 night full-board cruise on board Costa Fortuna

FREE Hotel Stays

  • 2 night four-star stay at the Athens Cypria Hotel
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Barcelona at the H10 Madison
  • All hotel stays include breakfast

All Flights, Taxes & Transfers

Prices From


18 September 2024


R 39,999pp

Ocean View

R 46,999pp


R 54,999pp


R 74,999pp

Duration: 10 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Athens, Crete, Valletta, Palermo, Civitavecchia, Savona, Barcelona

To Book, Call our Holiday Specialists on

021 276 0163