Published on : Monday, October 5, 2020
Costa Smeralda is all set to resume operations this week, with sailing set to start from October 10 becoming the third Costa Cruises fleet to rejoin the seas. Smeralda will join Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema in their European departures.
For the restart of its flagship, the first ship in its fleet will be powered by liquefied natural gas. Costa Cruises has also designed a new one-week itinerary dedicated to the rediscovery of the best of Italy. A total of five cruises are scheduled, until November 7 and will allow guests to visit beautiful Italian cities of art and natural parks of rare beauty, as well as taste traditional local cuisine.
Similar to the other two Costa ships that have already returned to service, Costa Smeralda will also undertake the Costa Safety Protocol that has been developed by the company together with scientific experts. It includes new operational measures that address the COVID-19 situation, and adheres to the provisions defined by the Italian and European authorities.
Costa Smeralda, was christened in Savona on the month of February this year, and is a tribute to Italy. It is the result of a creative project designed to exalt and bring the best of Italy to life in a single location. Costa Smeralda is also scheduled to resume her one-week itinerary in Italy, France and Spain, again departing from Savona, starting November 14.
Costa Cruises is also working with the national and local authorities of the countries included in the itinerary, with the goal of offering guests a safe and enjoyable holiday experience through the implementation of the Costa Safety Protocol both on board and in all destinations.