Italian health authorities have diagnosed the passenger on board Costa Smeralda with the common flu.
Yesterday the medical team on board Costa Smeralda identified a suspected case of fever in a 54-year-old woman. As soon as the matter was discovered, the necessary precautionary measures were immediately taken.
The authorities were informed and, upon arrival of the ship in the port of Civitavecchia, carried out all the necessary checks.
The situation on the ship, which is moored at Civitavecchia, was under constant control and the crew provided the best assistance possible.
Although aware of the inconvenience caused, the procedures in force and the cruise line’s cooperation with the health authorities were effective in dealing with this situation, and aimed to ensure maximum safety for all passengers, crew and the community as a whole.
Because of today’s events, Costa Smeralda will not make its scheduled stopover at the port of La Spezia tomorrow. Instead the vessel will remain at the dock in Civitavecchia until 6 p.m. tomorrow when it wil leave for Savona, resuming its regular cruise program.
Costa Cruises is offering customers who should have disembarked today at Civitavecchia the opportunity to spend the night on board and organizing their return home from tomorrow morning.
Costa has also made sure that all guests who are supposed to board Costa Smeralda in Civitavecchia today can spend the night in hotels near the port. They will embark tomorrow instead, with guests from La Spezia.