As a result of the measures enacted by the government of Greece in response to the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases that impose restrictions on travel, Costa Cruises announced the temporary suspension of Costa Deliziosa sailings to Greece.
Costa Deliziosa, which is sailing on week-long voyages visiting Trieste, Katakolon, Piraeus-Athens, Heraklion Crete and Bari, will end her voyage currently underway on November 7, in Trieste Italy. The liner will then pause operations for 7 weeks, cancelling the departures on November 7-14-21-28 and December 5-12-19.
The resumption of Costa Deliziosa sailings is scheduled for December 26 with an Italian itinerary to discover the Adriatic Sea and eastern Mediterranean destinations, including Bari, Brindisi, Catania, and Trieste.
The comprehensive health protocols developed by the cruise company in coordination with medical experts and authorities demonstrated that cruise ship travel with enhanced safety is possible. Since the restart on September 6, Costa Cruises has received a strong appreciation from passengers on safety aspects.
Costa Cruises is informing passengers booked on Costa Deliziosa’s impacted sailings, providing them with the best offers, in line with the relevant regulations.
The second Costa ship currently in service, Costa Smeralda, will continue her sailings dedicated to Italy as scheduled, observing the company's enhanced protocols.