With tax season coming to an end, many Americans are choosing to spend their tax return on a vacation. As summer nears, Costa Cruises — the largest Italian travel company and Europe’s favorite cruise line — is offering special fares on Mediterranean and northern European cruises and a booking deposit of only $100, just in time for Tax Day.

From a classic seven-night cruise on Costa Diadema in the western Mediterranean to a seven-night “Northern Capitals” cruise on Costa Magica from Stockholm, Sweden, guests can take advantage of the season’s lowest fares, a low cabin deposit and new Total Comfort and Deluxe fare packages.

“Coming off the excitement of celebrating our 70th anniversary, we wanted to give extra incentives for American travelers to experience a Costa cruise,” said Scott Knutson, vice president of sales and marketing for Costa Cruises North America. “With our low spring prices, reduced deposits and new perks included in Total Comfort and Deluxe fares, it’s hard to pass up cruising with Costa in Italian style this summer.”

Special spring sale fares are available for eastern and western Mediterranean cruises from April 27 to Aug. 20, 2018, on the flagship Costa Diadema, Costa Fascinosa and Costa Luminosa. Northern Capitals cruises are available from June 16 to Aug. 18 on Costa Magica.

For example, a couple can book an inside cabin with a Total Comfort Premium fare of $1,718.00 — or just $123 per person per day — for the April 28 seven-night eastern Mediterranean cruise on Costa Luminosa from Venice, Italy. The price does not include government fees or gratuities.

On April 1, 2018, Costa Cruises launched its new fare structure for North America, which provides standard packages for budget-conscious travelers, as well as rates for those who want to treat themselves to extra perks. The structure has four levels: Basic, Total Comfort Classic, Total Comfort Premium and Deluxe.

Total Comfort is split into two categories: Classic and Premium. Total Comfort Classic provides access to complimentary services and amenities on board, including a Pranzo e Cena beverage package. Total Comfort Premium includes the same but with a Brindiamo beverage package. In addition, Total Comfort enables guests to choose a specific cabin in a prime location and select first or second seating at dinner.

The “Tax Day” special rate can be reserved by calling 800-GO-COSTA and adding the BASIC and COSTA fare codes. In addition, holidaymakers can take advantage of the reduced $100 booking deposit on any of these cruises for extra savings.

For reservations, call a travel agent or 800-GO-COSTA. To learn more about Costa Cruises, visit www.costacruise.com. Connect directly with Costa socially on Costa’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

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