The Costa cruise line were not thinking of the credit crunch when, a couple of years ago, they named a new ship Costa Fortuna – it might sound silly to our ears, but not to the Italians.
In fact it can actually be ridiculously cheap. I have found a spectacular bargain for families looking to take a half-term break
How about seven nights sailing from Florida to the Mexican Riviera, taking in Key West, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel?
Yours for just £299 per adult, and £89 per child, sharing an inside cabin, departing Fort Lauderdale on February 15.
OK, flights are extra, but for a family of four, that’s a week of full-board accommodation – all meals and entertainment included – for £776, less than £111 a night.
Flights can be booked through Costa for £589 per adult and £453 for children aged two to 11. Or you can arrange your own.
As I’m tired of hearing the shouty presenters say on Masterchef, it doesn’t . . . get better . . . than this.
Interested? Then go to Costa’s website, or call 0845 351 0552. Tell them Captain Greybeard sent you.