Costa Deliziosa sets sail from Trieste: Costa restarts

Costa Deliziosa departed today from Trieste for its first Adriatic itinerary, signaling the resumption of activities for Costa Cruises and for the Carnival Corporation.

Costa Deliziosa will call in Bari, Brindisi, Corigliano-Rossano, Syracuse and Catania, hosting only Italian passengers. All the health and safety protocols put in place in the last weeks will be applied to be able to guarantee the highest level of passenger protection and health.

“In recent weeks we have worked together with the authorities to implement new health procedures that will allow our guests to enjoy to the fullest their cruise experience while respecting the highest level of safety. In the meantime, we are continuing to monitor the situation for a progressive resumption beginning in October for our other ships, offering itineraries to guests from the other European markets in which we operate,” declared Michael Tamm, CEO of the Costa Group and Carnival Asia.

Soon, possibly by October, two additional ships besides the Costa Diadema will resume sailing and will be open to embarking passengers from other nationalities.

The Italian itinerary of the Costa Deliziosa, as we have already detailed, offers the opportunity to visit beautiful destinations in Southern Italy such as Lecce, Ostuni, Otranto, Alberobello, Gallipoli, Taormina, Noto, Modica, Ragusa, and Sibari. On September 19th the Costa Diadema will resume activities as well, with a route towards Civitavecchia, Napoli, Palermo, Cagliari and La Spezia. We have recently learned that the flagship of the company, the Costa Smeralda, will also be departing, and in December the new Costa Firenze as well.

A huge satisfaction for the embarkation of the first cruisers, now on board, with a series of rigid but non-invasive precautions for the passengers themselves to follow. The shows are repeated several times for smaller groups of people, the restaurants only offer table service, and the maximum seating capacity for theaters, shows, lounges, bars and restaurants has been revised to allow for social distancing. For some areas, such as the spa, pools and children’s club, the entrance has been staggered with a limited number of people allowed per time.

All together this represents a unique opportunity to fully enjoy a ship built to host a much higher number of passengers. You can take advantage of the end of the summer and of an innovative itinerary around the Italian peninsula.

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Gabriele Bassi