Costa Toscana to Sail UAE, Oman in 2022-23


From Dec. 17, 2022, to March 11, 2023, Costa Toscana, the latest flagship of Costa Cruises’ fleet, will provide a weeklong itinerary to the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Costa Toscana’s new provide supplies extra time on the itinerary’s ports of name, with two-day, one-night calls at Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Muscat, Oman; and Abu Dhabi, UAE. On the New Year’s cruise visitors can ring in 2023 throughout a festive in a single day name at Dubai.

The winter itinerary contains a main replace of well being protocols, which can enable all visitors — even those that haven’t been vaccinated — to guide a trip on Costa Toscana. Guests who’ve accomplished the vaccination routine (two doses + booster; one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine + booster; two doses + remedy, attested by certificates with QR code) could embark and not using a pre-embarkation take a look at, whereas unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors will solely want to indicate a damaging results of a take a look at carried out inside 48 hours of embarkation*. Children underneath age 5 can embark with out vaccination or take a look at.

Costa provides a variety of excursions on the winter itinerary that mix the modernity of Arabian cities with the appeal of the desert and historic traditions. A helicopter tour in Dubai provides breathtaking views of town, whereas a jeep tour explores the mysterious desert. In Muscat visitors can cruise the coast of Oman aboard a dhow — a conventional wood boat. In Abu Dhabi visitors have a alternative of three theme parks: Ferrari World for many who love pace and racing; Warner Brothers World, populated by cartoon characters; and Yas Waterworld, an enormous water park with 43 points of interest together with slides, water video games and swimming pools. For these looking for quieter pursuits, there’s the unique seashore at Al Maya Island, simply minutes from Abu Dhabi.

For golf fans, Costa’s “Cruise and Golf” bundle is obtainable, enabling visitors to play a spherical at a number of the most stunning golf equipment within the U.A.E. and Oman throughout port calls.

Costa Toscana’s onboard choices are tailor-made to the vacation spot, beginning with the culinary stylings of cooks Bruno Barbieri, Hélène Darroze and Ángel León. These world-renowned cooks will introduce the area by way of “Destination Dishes” accessible in the primary eating places that characteristic the standard flavors of the port to be visited the next day. Three Archipelago Restaurant menus — one by every chef — are designed to discover the area by way of gourmand dishes. The leisure program will see the debut of a brand new present referred to as “Essence,” impressed by the Middle Eastern people tales of the “Arabian Nights.”

Costa Toscana is powered by liquefied pure fuel and outfitted with cutting-edge technological improvements designed to scale back environmental impacts. The interiors are the results of a unprecedented inventive venture curated by hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany that re-creates the colours and ambiance of the Italian area of Tuscany. Furniture, lighting, materials and equipment are all “Made in Italy” by 15 Italian corporations. The Tuscan theme is built-in into all elements of the ship, from the Solemio Spa to the leisure venues, from thematic bars that showcase Italian and worldwide manufacturers to the 21 eating places and eating venues. For the youngest visitors there’s the Splash AcquaPark, with its slide positioned on the very best deck, a brand new online game arcade and the Squok Club.

*For visitors 5 to fifteen years previous embarking at Dubai, an antigenic take a look at is required and a PCR molecular take a look at is critical for these 16 years and older. For these embarking at Abu Dhabi, an antigenic take a look at is required for ages age 5 to 1, and a PCR molecular take a look at for ages 12 and above.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here