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Costa teams with Central Holidays to package cruise-tours for N. Americans

Costa teams with Central Holidays to package cruise-tours for N. Americans
Costa Cruises-North America and Central Holidays formed a partnership to develop a new vacation packages brand, Costa Cruise Tours. Central Holidays crafts packages that include air, land experiences and Costa cruises to destinations throughout Europe departing from Civitavecchia (Rome), Savona, Marseille and Barcelona.

Central Holidays brings more than four decades of travel expertise throughout Europe and the Mediterranean.

'Our shared goal in Costa Cruise Tours is to create the go-to option for European cruise and land packages,' said Gianni Miradoli, ceo of Central Holidays, adding that the programs include pre-cruise land arrangements with accommodations, sightseeing tours and 'special experiential activities.'

For his part, Scott Knutson, vp sales and marketing for Costa Cruises-North America, said in Central Holidays, 'we found a tour operator whose quality offerings and approach to customer service [are] a perfect match to Costa's.'

Costa Cruise Tours can be booked now for the 2015 travel season via Central Holidays by calling US toll-free 800-720-3009. The new brand will be launching a website in December that outlines its full range of vacation packages for booking online at