Costa Cruises suspends voyages to Greece

Following the nationwide lockdown announced by the Greek government to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Costa Deliziosa one-week cruises to Greece are paused from Nov. 7 to Dec. 26, 2020.

As a result of the travel restrictions imposed by the Greek government, in response to the number of coronavirus cases, Costa Cruises is temporarily suspending the Costa Deliziosa cruises to Greece.

Costa Deliziosa – which is offering one-week cruises calling at Trieste, Katakolon, Athens, Iraklion, Bari – will end her current cruise on Nov. 7, in Trieste. The ship will then pause operations for seven weeks, canceling Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 28, and Dec. 5, 12 and 19 cruises.

The resumption of Costa Deliziosa operations is scheduled for Dec. 26 with an Italian itinerary to discover some of the most beautiful destinations of the Adriatic Sea and the eastern Mediterranean including Trieste, Bari, Brindisi and Catania. More destinations will be added in the coming weeks.

Costa Cruises’ highest responsibility and top priorities are compliance, environmental protection and the health, safety and well-being of its guests, crew, shoreside employees, and the people and communities its ships visit. A commitment which is reflected in the decision to temporarily pause Costa Deliziosa’s cruise operations in Greece.

The comprehensive health protocols developed by Costa Cruises in coordination with authorities and medical experts demonstrated that cruise travel with enhanced safety is possible, and the company says it received a strong appreciation from guests on safety aspects since the restart on Sept. 6.

Costa Smeralda, the second Costa ship currently in service, will continue her cruises dedicated to Italy as scheduled, observing the enhanced protocols introduced by the company.

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