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Departures: Cut-price cruise

COSTA Cruises (071-724 9911) has reduced the price of its 10- night cruise to Egypt and the Holy Land, which sails from Genoa on 23 May. Holidays now cost from pounds 649 per person for people sharing an inside two- berth cabin, including return flights from London to Genoa.