Following the authorization to cruise by the Italian Government, Costa Crociere prepares to gradually restart its operations in light of the new protocols that will be officialised soon.
Costa Cruises has received a green light from the Italian Government to resume operations. In a statement Michael Thamm, CEO Costa Group and Carnival Asia said: “We are extremely excited that we will be able to cruise again soon and we want to thank the Italian Government and all the authorities for their constant availability and support. The cruise industry and Costa specifically, as the only Italian cruise company, create significant value to the economy and to the destinations we visit.”
The gradual restart of Costa’s operations will give relief to the local economies in port communities, to the whole ecosystem of almost 5,000 suppliers and business partners, and travel agents who have been suffering from the pause of cruise activities.
The resumption of operations is also a great responsibility towards guests, crew members and residents of the communities the cruise line visits. To guarantee a smooth, well organized and safe restart of operations, both on board and ashore, the company will be working closely with authorities, ports, terminals and RINA.
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Costa will shortly announce the full program of its itineraries.