Wave season is rolling in, and with Costa, Europe’s Number One Cruise Line, it comes complete with rates of 60% off, as well as the opportunity for travel agents to win a cruise for two to Dubai with round trip airfare included from Emirates Airlines. The “Diamond Jubilee” promotion, in honor of Costa’s “60th Diamond Anniversary” in 2008, will be offered for 60 days from January 1 through February 29, giving travelers the opportunity to save up to 60% off most of Costa’s 2008 cruises.

Guests will be able to choose from 423 sailings, 141 ports, 109 itineraries, 68 countries and 12 ships! From China, Dubai, South America, Kenya, Iceland and all other points in between, including Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and Caribbean. As an added bonus, guests who sail in the Caribbean for the 2007-2008 season will have the opportunity to win a six-stone diamond necklace from Diamonds International once onboard. Additionally, travel agents may qualify to win a cruise for two to Dubai, one of Costa’s most exciting new destinations! Two winners, one in January, and one in February, will be chosen and also receive round trip airfare for two from Emirates Airlines. Every FIT booking is an automatic entry, while guests who book electronically will be counted twice, doubling their chances for winning.

“There’s simply never been a better time for travelers to experience Costa—from our new routes in Mauritius to our legendary European cruises or closer to home with our Caribbean sailings from Ft. Lauderdale—we’re bringing the world to our guests with 60% savings,” said Joni L. Rein, Vice President of Sales Development for Costa Cruise Lines—North America. “To make the sale even more exciting for our travel agent partners, we’re giving them the opportunity to win the trip of a lifetime to Dubai on one of our cruises from the international locale, complete with roundtrip airfare from Emirates airlines. Now, that’s amore.”

Named “one of the top 10 cruise lines” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, Costa offers an experience that is delightfully different in service and cuisine, in an atmosphere filled with love, laughter and la dolce vita. It’s called “Cruising Italian Style” and true to its heritage, no detail has been overlooked in bringing the beauty and hospitality of Italy to the sea. Cruising Italian Style…that’s Amore!

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