Costa is the first major cruise company to have two ships back in operation - following the global suspension of voyages (March 2020) due to the pandemic. Costa Deliziosa was the first liner to return to service (on September 6) leaving out of Trieste Italy.
Costa Diadema's itinerary marks Costa's restart with Western Mediterranean and Liguria cruises. The itinerary only visits Italian ports (Civitavecchia-Rome, Naples, Palermo Sicily, Cagliari Sardinia, La Spezia) and is reserved for passengers resident in Italy.
Starting September 27, Costa Cruises will be available for all European citizens, residents in any of the countries listed in the most recent decree from Italy's Prime Minister.
Costa Cruises said that the embarkation of passengers on Diadema for the first departure from the port of Genoa had been carried out in accordance with the procedures set out in the line's Costa Safety Protocol, which contains operational measures in response to the current COVID-19 situation.