Published on : Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Costa Cruises recently announced that the company has decided to temporarily suspend the operations of Costa Deliziosa cruises to Greece. Costa, a part of Carnival Corporation, said that the decision arrived as a result of measures enacted by the Greek government in response to the number of coronavirus cases. Costa Deliziosa, which is currently offering one-week cruises calling at Trieste, Katakolon, Athens, Iraklion, Bari will end her cruise currently underway in Trieste.
The ship will then pause its operations for seven weeks, and cancel all departures until late December. The resumption of Costa Deliziosa operations is scheduled for December 26, with an Italian itinerary to discover some of the most beautiful destinations of the Adriatic Sea and the eastern Mediterranean including Trieste, Bari, Brindisi and Catania. More destinations are also likely to be added in the coming weeks.
The cruise line said in a statement that the highest responsibility and top priorities of Costa Cruises are compliance, environmental protection and the health, safety and well-being of its guests, crew, shoreside employees, and the people and communities its ships visit. It mentioned that the same commitment has been reflected in the decision to temporarily pause the operations of Costa Deliziosa in Greece. Costa restarted operations in early September as the European cruise sector struggled back from the COVID-19 shutdown. Meanwhile, Costa Smeralda, the second Costa ship currently in service, will continue her cruises dedicated to Italy as scheduled, observing the enhanced protocols introduced by the company.