Costa Cruises announced it will continue its program for gradual and responsible reintroduction of cruise vacations.
Following the presentation of its sailings for the 2020-2021 winter season, the Italian company rescheduled its itineraries for the rest of next year, with the goal of providing passengers the best possible experience with enhanced health and safety protocols.
- From April through November 2021 Costa is further extending its Mediterranean offer with a variety of options and multiple departure ports. Summer 2021 is expected to see the return of cruising in Northern Europe, which is one of the most popular destinations among Costa Cruises' guests.
- From March through fall 2021, 3 ships are due to be deployed on a regular basis in the Western Mediterranean, including Smeralda (the first in the fleet powered by liquefied natural gas), Firenze (the line's new ship under construction at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard), and Pacifica, which is expected to sail on 7-day cruises visiting Italy, France, and Spain.
- 3 additional ships are due to be operating in the Eastern Mediterranean, all on week-long itineraries: Deliziosa to the Greek islands, Luminosa to Greece and Croatia, and Magica to Greece and Malta.
- During the 2021 summer season, the company is expected to have 4 ships sailing in Northern Europe. Fortuna and Diadema are scheduled to be sailing on week-long cruises to the Baltic capitals and Norway's fjords, respectively.
- Favolosa is to be offering 2-week journeys in Iceland, 9-day in the Norwegian fjords, and a fortnight in England, Ireland, and Scotland, while Fascinosa is to be operating on a 12-day voyage to the North Cape, and on a 9-day trip in the Baltic.
During spring and fall of 2021, Costa Diadema, Costa Favolosa, Costa Fascinosa, and Costa Fortuna, are all scheduled to operate in the Mediterranean. Costa Diadema is scheduled to sail to Israel and Turkey on a couple of separate alternating 2-week voyages. Costa Fortuna is due to sail on Western Mediterranean mini-cruises. Costa Favolosa is expected to be deployed on mini-cruises in the spring months and 10-day sailings to Morocco in the fall. Costa Fascinosa is scheduled to sail on 10-day trips bound for Lisbon.
The other sailings previously scheduled between March-November 2021 and not included in the new program have been canceled. Costa Cruises is making the necessary arrangements to inform the customers and travel agents concerned. Guests will be guaranteed the option of rebooking.