Costa Cruises announced it was ready to sail for a 2020-2021 winter season rich in holiday opportunities. After the restart of the line's cruise operations commencing this month with Deliziosa and Diadema, the Italian cruise company redesigned its itineraries from October 2020 through March 2021 with the gradual return of ships, offering enhanced safety as a result of Costa's new health procedures.
In winter season 2020-2021 Costa will be open to European nationals residing in the countries included in the decree of the government of Italy. Limitation to Italians only is confirmed this month for the first 3 departures of Costa Deliziosa (Sept 6, 13, and 20) and the first departure of Costa Diadema (Sept 19).
Costa fleet's newest ship - Costa Firenze, is currently under construction at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard (near Venice Italy). Starting December 27, passengers will be able to discover the latest generation vessel on a 7-day holiday experience in the Mediterranean, calling at Savona, La Spezia, Naples, Valencia, Barcelona, Marseille.
The week-long itinerary of Deliziosa from Trieste will also be available for European residents on September 27 and October 4. Beginning from October 10, the vessel will sail on week-long cruises from Trieste to Greece.
Costa Cruises' offer in the Mediterranean is further enriched by the line's flagship Costa Smeralda, scheduled to depart on October 10 out of Savona for itineraries in the Western Mediterranean.
Starting from November 2020, Costa Diadema will offer two itineraries: a 12-day to the Canaries and a 14-day to discover Egypt and Greece. Costa Deliziosa's World Cruise has also been confirmed, departing on January 3, 2021, for a 13th edition.
All the other sailings scheduled from October 2020 through March 2021 have been cancelled. Costa Cruises is informing the impacted passengers and travel agents. Costa Favolosa sailings in the Caribbean have been excluded from cancellations.
Starting from September 27, sailings will be on sale for residents in the European countries included in Annex 20 of the Italian Prime Minister’s Decree of September 7, 2020, List A and List B: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.