‘We have updated our program for this summer based on a scenario of port and destination re-openings that is becoming increasingly clear and that now allows us to better plan our operations,’ said Mario Zanetti, president, Costa Cruises. ‘We decided to focus on destinations in the Mediterranean, close to our European guests.’
LNG-powered Costa Smeralda will depart May 1 for three- and four-day mini-cruises or, alternatively, a week-long cruise, calling Savona, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Naples, Messina and Cagliari.
This itinerary will be extended until July 3, when the ship will return to offer week-long cruises calling Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Palermo and Civitavecchia.
The line’s newest addition, Costa Firenze, will make its first voyage July 4, with an all-Italian itinerary that includes Savona, Civitavecchia, Palermo, Naples, Messina and Cagliari.
From September 12 until mid-October, the ship will offer one-week international cruises, calling Savona, Civitavecchia, Naples, Ibiza, Barcelona and Marseilles.
Costa Luminosa will depart May 16 from Trieste and the following day from Bari for Greece, calling Corfu, Piraeus, Athens, Mykonos and Katakolon.
Costa Deliziosa will resume cruising June 26, offering a week-long itinerary with Venice, an extended one-day and one-night stop in Mykonos, followed by Katakolon, Corfu and Bari.
Extended stays in port
All summer itineraries will feature extended stops in ports of call for passengers to venture ashore. A renewed program of excursions, exclusively for Costa passengers, will also be available.
Menus on board will be associated with the destinations visited.
Costa is working with national and local authorities in the locations its ships will be calling. The vessels will follow the Costa Safety Protocol, which was implemented on board its vessels in recent months and applies to activities on the vessel and ashore.