Prices cut on Christmas cruises

For fans of cruise holidays and a hassle free Christmas where you are the one getting waited on, then there the festive season also features some serious price cuts.

Italian cruise operator Costa Cruises is offering a traditional continental Christmas Eve feast and celebration with midnight mass, a turkey lunch on Christmas Day, carol singing around the piano, Christmas tree decorating and a visit from Santa, all aboard its ships.

The company has £440 off the price of its Christmas Mediterranean eight-night cruise, which is £749 per person, including all meals and flights, departing December 18th 2006.

The trip departs from Savona, and stops at Messina in Sicily, the Maltese city of La Valletta, the Libyan capital Tripoli, Gabes and Tunis in Tunisia.

Other trips include a ten-night cruise to Greece, Cyprus and Egypt that is discounted £350 to £1,029 departing 18 December 2006.

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