GENOA — Costa Cruises has set its sights on Sept. 6, 2020 as its new date of resumption, with the first ship to set sail being the Costa Deliziosa.
The Costa Deliziosa will sail on Sept. 6 with weekly cruises from Trieste to destinations in Greece. It will be followed by the Costa Diadema on Sept. 19, which will operate seven-day cruises in the Western Mediterranean from Genoa.
With the exception of these departures on the Deliziosa (Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27) and the Diadema (Sept. 19), Costa has been forced to extend the pause of its cruise season until Sept. 30, 2020. The cruise company had previously announced that cruise operations would be paused until Aug. 15.
Costa is currently informing impacted guests and travel agents. Impacted guests will be guaranteed a reprotection in accordance with the applicable legislation.
In preparation of its resumption, Costa has developed the Costa Safety Protocol for its entire fleet. Protocols were designed with support from a panel of independent scientific experts in public health and coordinated by V.I.H.T.A.L.I. (Value in Health Technology and Academy for Leadership and Innovation), a spin-off of the Università Cattolica of Rome.
Further details about the Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema itineraries will be announced in the coming days.