Sail to a selection of holiday hotspots in the eastern Mediterranean and save an impressive £700 with this 9-night deal from Cruise Nation. For £379 per person, the offer includes a week-long cruise with two overnight stays in Venice and return flights.
Flights depart from London Gatwick and Birmingham on 22, 29 April and 3, 10, 17 November. Fly on 5, 12, 19 May or 2 June for £60 more per person. You can add a 3-night stay at the Plaza Lake Garda Hotel in Desanzano del Garda at the end of the cruise for £99 more per person.
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After landing in Venice, guests will spend a night at the Smart Hotel Holiday in Mestre (on the mainland, two miles from Venice) before cruising on the Costa Magica. The ship sails to Bari, Katakolon, Piraeus (for Athens), Santorini, Corfu and Dubrovnik before returning to Venice. The package concludes with another overnight stay at the Smart Hotel Holiday before the return flight home.
The price is based on two sharing an Inside Cabin. Costa gratutities are not included, but will be charged on board at 7€ per person, per day.
Described as a ship that's "built to impress at every turn" by the Berlitz Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2012, Costa Magica has a 3-tiered show lounge, two swimming pools and a spa. Dining options include the Costa Smeralda Restaurant, the Portofino Restaurant and the Club Vicenza (extra charges apply).
Baggage is not included and costs from £28-£34 per person. Transfers are also not included -- for a full breakdown of public transport options and prices, please click here.