Costa Cruises has announced that sailings will gradually restart from September 6, great news for the cruise industry in Europe.
Costa Cruises to Resume Sailings
The cruise line is planning on resuming operations from September 6 but at the start this will only be from Italian ports. The government in the country has given the green light for cruises to begin once cruise lines are ready to do so.
The first ship to depart on September 6 will be the Costa Deliziosa offering weel-long itineraries from Trieste, Italy. The ship will be calling at Greece. Costa Diadema will begin cruises on September 19 and she’ll offer a 7-day Western Meditteranean itinerariy out of Genoa and calling to ports in Italy and Malta.
From the entry into force of the new decree by the Italian Government, Costa Cruises is working with Flag State authorities and the destinations to ensure a responsible, smooth and well-organized application of the new regulations and protocols, in close cooperation with the local institutions, health authorities, harbor master’s offices, ports and terminals and RINA.
Consequently, further details on the Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema itineraries will be announced in the coming days. As the gradual implementation of these protocols is completed on board and ashore, the company must extend the pause of its cruise season until September 30, 2020, except for the above-mentioned departures
of Costa Deliziosa (September 6, 13, 20, 27) and Costa Diadema (September 19).
Costa is informing the impacted Guests and travel agents. They will be guaranteed a reprotection in accordance with the applicable legislation.
In order to offer the best possible holiday experience, while protecting the safety of guests, crew, and the residents of the local communities, Costa Cruises has developed the Costa Safety Protocol for its fleet, including new operating procedures in response to the COVID-19 situation.
Supported by a panel of independent scientific experts in Public Health coordinated by V.I.H.T.A.L.I. (Value in Health Technology and Academy for Leadership and Innovation), a spin-off of the Università Cattolica of Rome, the Costa Safety Protocol is consistent with the health protocols defined by the Italian Government and European (EU Healthy Gateways) authorities.
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