Following the approval by the Italian Government of the resumption of cruises and the new health protocol, Costa Cruises is planning to restart its operations from Italian ports gradually on September 6, 2020.
Costa Cruises’ return to cruising will be progressive, involving an increasing number of ships. The first ship to set sail will be Costa Deliziosa, on September 6, 2020, offering weekly cruises from Trieste. She will be followed by Costa Diadema, on September 19, 2020, operating on 7-day cruises in Western Mediterranean from Genoa.
In line with its decision to restart responsibly, the September cruises of Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema will be reserved exclusively for Italian guests, with one-week itineraries calling at Italian ports only, allowing to rediscover Italy’s finest destinations in safety.
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.
The protocol includes a comprehensive set of measures and procedures, including the safety of guests and crew members, the booking process, embarking and disembarking operations in port, life and medical care on board and shore excursions.
Further reading: Costa Cruises introduces new health and safety protocol
Costa Cruises is working with the Italian Government and the destinations to ensure a responsible, smooth and well organized application of the new regulations and protocols. 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).
Updated August 13, 2020.