The cruise ships of Costa Cruises, the Italian firm of Carnival Corporation & plc, will set sail all over again with the departure of the flagship Costa Smeralda on March 27. It will operate an unchanged itinerary, sailing visitors on three- and 4-working day mini-cruises or, alternatively, a say-day cruise, contacting at Savona, La Spezia, Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples, Messina and Cagliari, all in Italy.

From May well 1, Costa Smeralda will return to sailing a single-7 days cruises in the western Mediterranean, with visits to Italy (Savona, Civitavecchia and Palermo), France (Marseille) and Spain (Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca).

A next ship, Costa Luminosa, will also be again in services, departing from Trieste from May 2, and the following working day from Bari, confirming its system of one particular-week cruises in Greece and Croatia.

Costa states it is doing work with national and local authorities of the international locations provided in the itineraries of its ships outside Italy to define the specifics of the restart of cruise operations, with enhanced wellbeing and basic safety steps as a result of the implementation of the “Costa Security Protocol.”

The protocol includes operational measures linked to all factors of the cruise encounter, both of those on board and ashore, which ended up carried out in the previous months of cruise functions. Such steps include things like constrained potential, swab assessments for all friends and crew, temperature checks when disembarking and re-embarking the ship, protected shore excursions, bodily distancing on board and at the cruise terminals, new ways of employing on-board companies, improved sanitation and healthcare expert services, and use of protective facial area masks when important.

All other cruises scheduled until finally the conclude of May will be cancelled. Costa is in the system of informing vacation advisors and prospects influenced by alterations.

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