Gross Tonnage: 135,156
Length: 323 m
Width: 37.2 m
Draft: 11.2 m
Cruising Speed: 22 knots
Mediterranean Gay Pride Cruise 2022
7 nights from/to Barcelona, Spain
June 18 25, 2022
Costa Cruises Costa Firenze
Join us on Mediterranean Pride European gay group cruise on board of the brand new Costa Cruises Costa Firenze. We will set sail straight before the Barcelona Gay Pride 2022 to beautiful ports in Sardinia, Sicily, Italy & France. From the High Renaissance to high fashion and from a fascinating heritage to fantastically chic beaches, the Mediterranean has it all. And we'll throw a traditional San Juan Party...with a gay twist! Enjoy the very best that Europe has to offer on our European Gay Mediterranean cruise from gay friendly Barcelona, and enjoy Barcelona Gay Pride Weekend!
Stand in awe before Spanish landmarks, Italian landscapes, and French icons that echo the history-changing moments that once happened there. Climb up inside the spires of Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, whisper in awe in the Sistine Chapel, and discover French Riviera, Sardinia & Sicily. Explore the Western Mediterranean cities where myth and history converge on your next vacation.
With its fast-paced cities, laid-back islands and passion for football, fashion, food and wine, Spain is a truly fascinating country. In buzzing Barcelona you can marvel at Gaudi's inspiring architecture or feast on delicious tapas in a shaded pavement café; explore the city's many churches and cathedrals or hit the shops for a shot of Catalan style.
Italy is home to one of the world's most historical and spiritual sites, a universally adored cuisine and a passionate nation. In ancient Rome you can gaze at Michelangelo's magnificent Sistine Chapel ceiling or explore the Colosseum where gladiators once fought. Enjoy the best of Italy's cuisine, and wash it down with some tasty wine from a nearby vineyard, or follow it up with a delicious gelato (ice cream).
On Board the Brand New Costa Firenze
Costa Firenze, inspired by the home of multiple Renaissance masterpieces and offering us the experience of a true Italian vacation. The beauty that fills our eyes as you wander through the streets of Florence, you find it here on board thanks to the attention to details and the famous Italian hospitality. Overwhelming emotions from dawn until dusk while this ship takes you to a new destination.
During your cruise on Costa Firenze, you can experience Italian beauty and style first-hand in the various aspects of life on board including in the games, relaxing, shopping, in the food, in the Italian wine, in the shows offered in the theater and the entertainment. Costa Firenze, built in the Fincantieri shipyard, is the sister ship of Costa Venezia.
Beauty is a way of life
A gentle awakening in your Florentine-style cabin will get your day off to a great start. Stop for a coffee during your morning stroll or enjoy a bit of shopping before spending some relaxation time in the pool. After that, why not enjoy an aperitif overlooking the sea followed by dinner in your favorite restaurant.
Italian style in the cabin
Attention to detail, tasteful styling, harmony. All cabins are designed to provide a comfortable and enchanting space inspired by Renaissance beauty. Here you can unwind, and like the Renaissance you may even experience your own "rebirth" in this magical, cozy atmosphere.
Savor every moment
A delight for the eyes and your taste buds: Costa Firenze includes it all. In the 7 bars on board, you’ll find the perfect atmosphere for a coffee or a delicious afternoon snack. For dinner, the feast of flavors continues in true Florentine tradition with Italian and international cuisine in the 13 restaurants
The price of this cruise includes:
• A wonderful 8 days / 7 nights cruise through the Mediterranean.
• Free access to every show on board the ship
• Free access to every AmbienTravel’s Gay Group Parties
• Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper (at the main restaurant or at the buffet)
• Benefits of the Costa Club program on board for all repeating passengers
• Gratuities: The service tips are not included on the final price and must be payed on board (77€)
• Private Tours: One month before departure, we’ll send to all the members of our group a list of the private tours we’ll ofer on the ports we visit. Each tour has to be payed individually and they are not included on the final price.
• Travel & Cancellation Insurance
• All Inclusive Beverage Package (€199
• Post-cruise Barcelona Gay Pride package
Mediterranean Gay Pride Cruise 2022
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||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
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Day 1 - Barcelona, Spain
A top European center for art, architecture, design and cuisine, this stylish city has its own language and culture. The soul of old Barcelona is its Gothic Quarter; outside the medieval district, discover iconic landmarks and more. Vying for your attention in Catalonia's visually stunning capital are the magnificent medieval buildings of the lively Gothic quarter and the exotic creations of architect Antoni Gaudi - the Sagrada Familia Temple and Parc Güell, to name just a few.
Day 2 - Fun Day at Sea!
An 'at sea' day is your chance to explore all the amazing activities the ship has to offer, including doing nothing at all. Relax in the Spa, take in a show at the theatre, or experience any of the incredible dining venues. There's so much to do the difficulty will be choosing what to do next! Whether you seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquility, our ships have it all. Melt away land-based stress with a spa massage, build a scrapbook of memories or simply relax poolside.
Day 3 - Cagliari, Sardinia
Cagliari, the capital of the Italian island of Sardinia, is situated high upon hills that offer a panoramic view of the Golfo degli Angeli — the Gulf of Angels. Walk along Poetto beach, with its soft sand and clear water, or visit the urban park of Molentargius with its flamingos, wetlands and magnificent birds. Cruise to Sardinia, Italy to peruse the local architectural sites: See Bastione di Saint Remy with its breathtaking terrace and Torre dell'Elefante, a medieval tower with a 360-degree view of the city. And don't forget to take a meditative stroll through the lavish interior of the 13th-century Cagliari Cathedral.
Day 4 - Palermo, Sicily
The Port of Palermo has always been a strategic point in the Mediterranean. Today, it is a destination for cruises to discover Sicily, but in the past it has been a land subjected to conquest, each one leaving its artistic mark on the look of the city. Palermo holds such fascination and beauty that it’s hard to stop admiring it. All this is made sweeter by the famous Sicilian cassata and cannoli. The stop in the Port of Palermo allows you to discover its ancient beauty inherited from the Middle Ages when it was dominated by the Arabs before being conquered by the Normans.
Day 5 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Hidden piazzas, opulent baroque churches, classical ruins at every turn. The best of Italian fashion. Countless art galleries, gardens and palaces. If ever there was a place to return to and delve deeper, it's Rome. From the monuments of the ancient empire to the pursuit of la dolce vita, the Eternal City is an unrivaled open-air museum and a lively modern metropolis. The tiny enclave of Vatican City is home to sacred sites and priceless art.
Day 6 - Genoa, Italy
The birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Genoa is a medieval city that's made a splash in the modern world. Stumble upon architectural gems like the San Lorenzo Cathedral, with its black-and-white striped facade, and monumental squares like Piazza de Ferrari. The harborside aquarium is the second-largest in Europe — head there to see a bastion of biodiversity, complete with sharks, dolphins and penguins. The Lanterna is the city's main lighthouse, and the adjacent Museum will get you familiar with the history of the port and city. Walk among the colorful houses and cobbled streets, and poke your head into one of the excellent restaurants there for a Genoese specialty dish like pansotti, a ravioli-like pasta served with walnut sauce.
Day 7 - Marseilles, France
A strategic transit point for goods, but also a meeting place for cultures: you'll find vibrant evidence of these in the mosaic of its people.
Marseille is one of the most visited cities in France. With many museums and galleries, along with ancient buildings of historical interest. Along the coast, cycling tracks veer around sunny coves and sandy beaches. France's oldest city is one of its most dynamic, with a melting pot culture and vibrant arts scene. The soul of the city is its Vieux Port, the working waterfront. Marseille is also a gateway port to the scenic villages and coastal areas of Provence.
Day 8 - Barcelona, Spain
This is Barcelona Gay Pride Weekend!
Barcelona Gay Pride is one of the highlights of the annual gay calendar in a city blessed with golden gay beaches, a charming gay district and handsome Catalan hombres! Barcelona Gay Pride, or Orgullo Gay Barcelona attracts thousands of people from across Spain and beyond for a weekend of fabulous events, music, workshops, pool parties, live shows, exhibitions, cultural activities and fun in the sun. The previous pride celebrations attracted more than a quarter of a million visitors.