Costa Crociere has announced the replacement of its calls in Tunisia, Egypt and Israel during 2011. Since the beginning of its operations, the Italian company and its passengers have learned to value and appreciate the great appeal of these three countries as prime tourist destinations. However, due to recent events, the Company decided to change the itineraries of the cruises which initially included calls in those countries.
For all the current season 2011 all the 7 days cruises in the Mediterranean of Costa Concordia, Costa Serena and Costa Magica with a one-day call in Tunis (Tunisia) will be replaced with a one-day call in Malta (Malta), Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and Cagliari (Italy).

Moreover all the Mediterranean itineraries with originally scheduled calls at Alexandria (Egypt), Haifa (Israel) and Ashdod (Israel) will be modified and will offer alternative calls of equivalent attractiveness and cultural appeal such as Limassol (Cyprus), Rhodes (Greece), Marmaris (Turkey) and the new and extremely attracting ports of Alanya (Turkey) and Antalya (Turkey).