Costa Cruises has announced a winter program of 10- and 11-day cruises aboard the Costa Riviera sailing from Savona, Italy, to Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Spatn, Madeira, Morocco and the Canary Islands.

Rates for the 11-day cruises start at $1,699 per person, double occupancy, which Costa said is about half of the comparable rate in the peak season. Holiday cruises start at $2,019. These rates include port charges and round-trip air from Boston, Chicago, Miami and New York.