Costa Cruises to restart operations on September 6
Carnival Corporation’s Costa Cruises is set to resume operational sailings on Sunday, September 6.
The company will begin operations in a gradual, phased-in manner with two initial ships and limited itineraries. The initial cruises will take place with adjusted passenger capacity and enhanced health protocols developed with government and health authorities to follow shoreside mitigation guidelines.
Costa Deliziosa (pictured) will offer weekly cruises from Trieste on September 6, 13, 20 and 27, visiting five destinations in southern Italy, including Bari and Brindisi in Puglia, Corigliano-Rossano in Calabria, and Siracusa and Catania in Sicily. Costa Diadema will follow on September 19 from Genoa, calling at Italian ports in the western Mediterranean, including Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Palermo, Cagliari and La Spezia.
The one-week itineraries are being reserved exclusively for Italian guests.
This restarting of operations will make Costa Cruises the first brand under Carnival Corporation to resume sailings since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.