Costa Mediterranea to sail from Miami

Costa Cruises is bringing back a taste of Italy to the tropics this winter when Costa Mediterranea repositions to the Caribbean beginning Nov. 20. The ship is set to sail 10-day cruises that feature six ports of call and cover an expanded area of the region. Costa Mediterranea is replacing sister ship Costa Atlantica, which will reposition to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. From November to February 2013, the 2,144-guest Mediterranea will sail two 10-day round-trip Caribbean itineraries from Miami with calls at Nassau, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Honduras; Cozumel, Mexico, and a call at either Belize City, Belize, or Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos. Fares for the 10-day cruises start at US$699 p.p., double occupancy. A special New Year’s Eve holiday sailing departs Dec. 30 and starts at US$1,099 p.p., double. (