GENOA — Costa Cruises has announced new itineraries for 2021, including new options for cruising the Mediterranean and a reintroduction of Northern European cruises.
Following the presentation of its cruises for the 2020-21 winter season, the Italian company has now also reshaped its itineraries for the rest of 2021, with the same common objective of offering its guests the best possible cruise experience with enhanced health protocols.
From April through November 2021, Costa will be further extending its Mediterranean offering, with a large variety of options and the convenience of many different ports of departure. Also, summer 2021 will see the return of cruising in Northern Europe, one of the most popular destinations among Costa’s guests.
Details of the new itineraries and how to book them will be available shortly both on Costa’s website and at travel agencies.
From March until fall 2021, three ships will be deployed on a regular basis in the western Mediterranean: Costa Smeralda, the first ship in the fleet powered by LNG; Costa Firenze, the new ship under construction at Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice, Italy) yard; and Costa Pacifica, which will be offering seven-day cruises calling in Italy, France and Spain.
Three additional ships will be operating in the eastern Mediterranean, all on one-week itineraries. Costa Deliziosa will head for the Greek islands, Costa Luminosa will visit Greece and Croatia, while Costa Magica will be going to Greece and Malta.
During the 2021 summer season, Costa will have four ships cruising in Northern Europe. Costa Fortuna and Costa Diadema will sail one-week cruises to the Baltic capitals and the Norwegian fjords, respectively. Costa Favolosa will be offering 14-day holidays in Iceland, nine days in the Norwegian fjords and 14 days in Ireland, Scotland and England. Meanwhile, Costa Fascinosa will be operating a 12-day cruise sailing all the way to the North Cape and a nine-day itinerary in the Baltic Sea.
During spring and fall 2021, Costa Fortuna, Costa Diadema, Costa Favolosa and Costa Fascinosa will all be operating in the Mediterranean. Costa Diadema will visit Israel and Turkey on two separate alternating two-week cruises. Costa Fortuna will offer Western Mediterranean mini-cruises, while Costa Favolosa will be deployed on mini-cruises in spring and 10-day cruises to Morocco in the fall. Last but not least, Costa Fascinosa will sail 10-day holidays bound for Lisbon.
The other cruises previously scheduled between March and November 2021 and not included in the new program will be cancelled. Costa is making the necessary arrangements to inform travel agents and the customers concerned, who will be guaranteed the option of rebooking in accordance with the applicable requirements of consumer protection law.