Costa Cruises is offering six new itineraries for the 2013/2014 winter season that include the Canary Islands and North Africa, United Arab Emirates, eastern and western Mediterranean, the Caribbean and South America.

Costa’s global strategy for the winter season focuses on supporting development of emerging markets as well as continuing to offer the line’s most popular cruise destinations.

"Costa Cruises is always looking to expand our itinerary offerings to entice first-time and repeat guests to explore new destinations while enjoying our famous Italian style of cruising," said Scott Knutson, vice president of sales and marketing for Costa Cruises North America. "This new line-up of cruises means there’s something new next year in virtually every market where we sail."

The new itineraries include 10- and 11-night cruises on Costa Classica to the Canary Islands and Morocco, departing from St. Cruz de Tenerife with overnight calls allowing for two full days at Casablanca, Morocco, and Funchal, Madeira, and seven-night cruises on Costa Fortuna from Dubai, UAE, with overnight calls with two full days at Muscat and Khasab, Oman, and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

In the Med, Costa neoRomantica will feature new 11-night cruises in Greece and Turkey that include calls at Athens, Smyrna and Crete. Costa Pacifica sails seven-night cruises in the western Mediterranean, with a new call at Leghorn (Livorno), Italy, in addition to calls at Savona, Italy; Marseilles, France; Barcelona, Spain; Palma de Mallorca, and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.