Visit Malta Presents Abysso Calypso Party in Valletta

malta 1 - Costa MT 02 - image courtesy of Malta Tourism Authority
Costa MT 02 - image courtesy of Malta Tourism Authority
Written by Linda Hohnholz

Experience a preview of Costa Cruises’ Sea Destinations in partnership with Visit Malta.

A premiere of the “Abysso Calypso Party” organized by SMSMondial in partnership with Costa & Visit Malta, will take place in Valletta on Saturday, May 18.

The long-awaited party represents a preview of the exclusive Costa’s ‘Sea Destinations’. Guests will be plunged into an enchanting scene of the deep sea, experience only available to Costa guests who will be cruising on board Costa Fascinosa starting from July. The event will be held at the spectacular Saluting Battery in the Upper Barrakka Gardens starting from 7 pm. 

Attendees will be welcomed with a colorful set from Malta’s famous Versatile Brass Band and treated to a mix of musical styles such as pop, jazz, and techno, all culminating in a huge, custom-made projection on the ramparts of the Fort St. Angelo, just across the harbor. On the same occasion, the cruises of Costa Fascinosa from Malta available for booking throughout summer 2025 will be launched with special discounted prices as well as free onboard credit vouchers offered only for bookings made on this particular evening.

Malta 2 Saluting Battery in Valletta image courtesy of VisitMalta | eTurboNews | eTN
Saluting Battery in Valletta – image courtesy of VisitMalta

Costa Cruises chose Malta for this launch in recognition of the company’s longstanding bond with such a fascinating island, which goes back around six decades when Costa ships first started calling at Valletta’s majestic Grand Harbour. 

“Malta is an important source market for Costa and from early June to the end of September, Costa Fascinosa will be calling in Valletta regularly as part of her 7-day journey towards the East Mediterranean, with further stops in Catania, Taranto, Santorini, and Mykonos. With our highly original “Sea Destinations”, which are only available with Costa and take our routes to another level, our guests can enjoy cruises that are even more unforgettable.” states Mirco Vassallo, International Sales Director for Costa Cruises. 

From the end of Spring 2024, Costa Cruises’ routes will be enriched with unique, immersive and exclusive ‘Sea Destinations’ experiences. These are truly new destinations, to be discovered on board the ship, during navigation, through evocative moments, out-of-the-ordinary experiences that tell of iconic places included in our routes.

“And next week’s event on May 18,” continues Mirco Vassallo, “will be a sneak-peek of what’s to come: a party centered around the theme of the deep sea, named the ‘Abysso Calypso Party’.”

“Visit Malta is delighted that Costa Cruises chose Malta for this attractive promotional event, which showcases what Costa Cruises has to offer, all while being surrounded by the enchanting scenery of Valletta’s Grand Harbour and also promotes Malta’s islands across the Costa network. Costa Cruises is an esteemed partner in Malta’s cruise sector and brings in thousands of visitors every year, with many returning to come and explore some more after getting a taste of the islands during the hours they spend on shore.” states Carlo Micallef, CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority.

Hon. Clayton Bartolo, Malta’s Minister for Tourism, as well as top Malta Tourism Authority and Costa Cruises officials, will also be attending the event.

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Linda Hohnholz

Editor in chief for eTurboNews based in the eTN HQ.

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