Costa Cruises temporarily cuts the salaries for the crew onboard their ships

   September 3, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

The Carnival Corporation-owned Italian cruise shipping company Costa Cruises announced it will temporarily cut the salaries for the crew currently onboard its liners.

The pay cuts are part of Costa's plan to preserve the jobs of its shoreside and shipboard employees. To reach the objective all Costa Cruises employees will have to "give their personal contribution" as Costa prepares to restart sailings is September with Costa Deliziosa from Trieste and Costa Diadema from Genoa (Milan).

Costa said that the impact of the global pandemic had gone beyond what anyone could predict. Therefore the company and the industry had been "severely hit" by the long suspension of operations. All shoreside Senior Directors had reduced their salaries and donated to the company a quota of the paid holidays.

Costa Cruises shipboard crew and management will be requested to do their part in the salary reduction. The overall compensation package, salary plus bonus commission, of the hotel personnel entitled to sale commissions and bonuses during the restart phase, will be revised -15%. Around -15% revision is to be also applied to the goods handling, baggage handling, tender service, support by theater lighting setup (the so-called Side Activities).