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Costa Smeralda resumes sailing, making it three Costa ships in the Med

Costa Smeralda resumes operating from homeport of Savona
Costa Smeralda restarted operations from Savona on Saturday, making it the third Costa ship to return to service after Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema.

The one-week itinerary will have five departures from Savona through to November 7, with calls at La Spezia, Cagliari, Naples, Messina and Civitavecchia (Rome).

Savona homeport

Savona has been LNG-powered Costa Smeralda’s homeport since December, when she made her first cruise after leaving the Meyer shipyard in Turku where she was built.

‘It is very exciting to see our flagship depart once more from Savona, Costa's main port in the Mediterranean,’ said Michael Thamm, Group CEO of Costa Group & Carnival Asia.

‘We are gradually returning to cruising with an increasing number of ships, in a safe and responsible way, thanks to new health protocols. The return of Costa Smeralda is also a renewal of our commitment to sustainable cruise development, which will be one of the key points in the recovery of our sector in the coming years.’

Beyond Italy

After the first five cruises in Italy, Costa Smeralda will continue to call at Savona every week until the end of 2021, with an itinerary that will include Italy, France and Spain.

This winter, from November 3, Costa Diadema will also dock at the Palacrociere cruise terminal and will offer 12-day cruises to the Canary Islands, 14-day cruises to Egypt and Greece and 14-day cruises to Turkey. These will be repeated in fall 2021. 

During spring and fall 2021, Costa Fortuna, Costa Favolosa and Costa Fascinosa will sail from Savona on mini-cruises in the Mediterranean and 10-day cruises to Portugal.