Costa Crociere-Costa Cruises joined the further efforts requested to Italy and all Italians during the next Christmas and New Year holidays, via suspending its activities from December 20 through January 6, in compliance with the Government's latest provisions.
The temporary stop, as stated by the Italian Government, had never questioned the reliability of the health protocols adopted through collaboration with the authorities. The protocols represented a model in the tourism sector at an international level and had proven their full effectiveness during the last four months of operation in Italy.
During the holidays, Costa Cruises will ensure that its liners at the ports would be supportive, with initiatives to address the communities' needs, with special food donation programs in collaboration with local institutions.
The Company said it was very sorry for the passengers who had chosen a voyage with Costa to spend safe and relaxing holidays during the next Christmas and was currently notifying them of the cancellation, hoping to welcome them onboard as soon as possible.
Costa Cruises will resume operation with flagship Costa Smeralda on January 7 sailing on the week-long itinerary dedicated exclusively to Italy, which can be divided into a pair of short cruises of 3 and 4 days departing from Rome (Civitavecchia). The 4-day mini-cruise sails to Central and Southern Italy, with calls at Cagliari, Naples, and Messina. The 3-day trip sails to Central and Northern Italy and features calls at La Spezia, Savona, and Civitavecchia.