Costa, Europe’s Number One Cruise Line, is now available on Travelocity, one of the world’s leading online travel retailers. Current 2010 itineraries and future 2011 routes from Costa’s global product may be purchased on the site or by phone with specially-trained Costa product specialists.

“Travelocity’s reach and audience will bring the niche aspect of Costa Cruises to a much wider range of travelers looking to plan their next cruise getaway,” said Maurice Zarmati, president and ceo of Costa North America. “They are a very well-respected brand in the industry with a team that is committed to understanding the key aspects and attributes of our product. We’re thrilled to be aligned with them.”

”We’re excited to be offering Travelocity shoppers the chance to now book a Costa cruise,” said Alex Goldman, vice president, cruises, Travelocity. “They offer such a unique cruising experience and we are looking forward to working with their team for many years to come.”

Costa, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation,  offers a “true European experience” to travelers, combining the charm of the old world with incredible innovations of today. This special brand of Italian warmth and European sophistication makes cruising with Costa much more than a voyage to a new and exciting destination – it’s an experience that creates lifetime memories that linger and make guests smile at unexpected moments. From delectable fresh pastas, warm cappuccinos, international guests who become friends from around the world and charming Italian greetings travelers hear such as “buongiorno” and “buonasera,” sailing with Costa brings the passion and vitality of Italy to sea.