In compliance with the provisions of the Italian government, Costa is suspending cruises from 20 December 2020, to 6 January 2021. The health safety protocols adopted so far have been proven to be effective, but the cruise industry joins the sacrifices that Italians are called to face.
Costa Crociere joins the further efforts requested to the country and to all Italians during the next Christmas and New Year holidays, by suspending its activities from December 20 to January 6, in compliance with the latest provisions of the Government.
This is a temporary stop that, as stated by the Government itself, has never questioned the reliability of the health protocols adopted in collaboration with the Italian authorities. Those protocols represent a unique model in the tourism sector at an international level, and have proven their full effectiveness in the last 4 months of operation in Italy.
During the holiday season, Costa Crociere will ensure that its ships at the ports would be supportive, with initiatives to address the needs of communities in such a difficult period, with special food donation programs to bring joy to the most vulnerable people, in collaboration with local institutions.
Costa cruises will resume with Costa Smeralda on January 7, 2021 with the one-week itinerary of the flagship of the Costa fleet, dedicated exclusively to Italy, that can be divided into two short cruises of three and four days departing from Civitavecchia. The four-day mini-cruise is directed to Central and Southern Italy, with stopovers in Naples, Messina and Cagliari. The three-day cruise instead sails towards Central and Northern Italy, and includes visits to Civitavecchia, La Spezia and Savona.