Costa Cruises continues the line's gradual restart plan for the year. From March 5, the date on which the newbuild Costa Toscana will set sail for her first voyage, an increasing number of the company’s liners will return to service, joining the ones already sailing.
Next summer, the line’s entire fleet will restart operations, with all 4 of the new cruise ships delivered in recent months - Costa Firenze, Costa Smeralda, Costa Toscana, and Costa Venezia - deployed in the Mediterranean.
Also, for the summer period, with the hope of favorable regulations, the company is planning to again carry out shore excursions in free mode and is working to be able to make them available as early as this spring.
Costa Cruises' program includes 1,800+ cruises from spring 2022 to winter 2022-2023, allowing passengers to discover 179 destinations around the globe, with cruises lasting between 3-127 days.
Following Toscana, Costa Cruises' restart program features Costa Favolosa on April 28, sailing “mini cruises” in the Mediterranean, Costa Venezia on May 1 from Istanbul Turkey with a new 7-day itinerary in Turkey and Greece, and Costa Smeralda on May 7, with a 7-day Western Mediterranean itinerary.
Costa Pacifica will restart operations on June 4 from Bari Italy, exploring Malta and Greece. The 2-week voyages to the Canary Islands and the Azores, originally scheduled with Costa Pacifica in April & May, will be carried out by Costa Luminosa. Costa Fortuna will return to sailing in Northern Europe on June 12.
Following the winter season in South America, Costa Diadema will return to the Mediterranean with a voyage to Lisbon Portugal on May 5. Costa Fascinosa will be leaving on May 1 for a voyage to the Azores, specially dedicated to Costa Club members.
Costa Deliziosa will restart her Mediterranean cruises on April 15, while Costa Firenze will be positioned in Genoa Italy on April 7, to start her program of voyages in France, Italy, and Spain.
In summer 2022, sisterships Costa Firenze, Costa Smeralda, and Costa Toscana will offer week-long voyages in the western Mediterranean. Costa Venezia will continue with her itinerary in Turkey and Greece, sailing out of Istanbul.
Deliziosa, Luminosa and Pacifica will be sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean with week-long cruises. Diadema, Fortuna, Favolosa, and Fascinosa will be deployed in Northern Europe, visiting the Baltic capitals, Norwegian fjords, North Cape, and Iceland.
Costa’s program will be rich also in winter 2022-2023. Firenze is to be deployed on week-long voyages to Qatar, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates departing from Dubai UAE.
Venezia will be sailing from Istanbul, with 11-day voyages to Turkey, Israel, and Egypt. Diadema will be offering 2-week journeys to the Canary Islands, visiting Lisbon (Portugal). Pacifica and Fascinosa will be visiting the beautiful Caribbean islands.
Smeralda will be saiing on week-long cruises in the western Mediterranean. Favolosa, Fortuna and Toscana will be based in South America.
From next winter, Costa's grand voyages will be back. Deliziosa will be sailing a World Cruise departing from Venice Italy on January 6, 2023, or from Savona Italy on January 11, 2023. The itinerary will take passengers to India, the Maldives, South Africa, Namibia, and South America, up the continent’s Pacific coast, through the Panama Strait, and visiting New York before sailing back to Europe.
Luminosa's Grand Cruises will be departing from Genoa on January 8, 2023, and from Buenos Aires Argentina on February 27, 2023, going from the Mediterranean to Tierra del Fuego and back, cruising up the Amazon River to Manaus Brazil.
Costa Serena’s program to restart cruising in Asia in 2022 is to be announced over the next weeks.