Captain Mario Moretta, in coordination with the company and the onboard medical staff, informed tourists in a letter distributed to their cabins.
Masks requirement was decided in response to Coronavirus cases among guests and crew onboard the ship. It covers the interior areas of the liner. Exceptions apply to eating/drinking in the bars and restaurants, as well as to guests' own staterooms.
A mask should be worn in the outdoor areas in case a minimum distance can not be maintained.
On shore excursions, Costa strongly advises wearing a mask indoors/on public transport. Medical/FFP 2 masks are recommended.
Costa said the health of guests and crew members was a top priority for the line. The infected onboard were isolated from the others.
Anyone who develops symptoms on the voyage should call a specific number for the COVID test.
At the time of the accident, she was on a 12-day North Cape voyage with ports of call including Alesund, Norway (July 23), Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway (July 25), Tromso, Norway (July 27), Leknes-Gravdal, Vestvagoy Island, Lofoten Norway (July 28), Trondheim, Norway (July 29), Olden, Norway (July 30), and Bergen, Norway (July 31).
Fascinosa arrived in Kiel, Germany on Tuesday, August 2.
For more Costa Fascinosa incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.