Costa Cruises has decided to postpone the resumption of its activities, initially scheduled for January 7, until January 31, “in view of the many uncertainties regarding the evolution of restrictions related to the Covid-19 over the next few weeks”. The company confirmed that it had cancelled other sailings between the 7th and 31st of January. Uncertainties regarding the health situation in Europe are forcing the company to postpone its recovery and to change vessels.
The Costa Deliziosa will therefore resume operations at the end of the month, in place of the Costa Smeralda, which will therefore take a break for a few weeks. The Deliziosa will follow the planned itinerary, composed of mini-cruises of three and four nights in Italy, in addition to a 7-day program.
“The company applied these changes to its planned cruise programs, with the aim of preserving the best possible cruise experience for its guests,” Costa said, in a press release. “The decision to operate the Costa Deliziosa will allow greater itinerary flexibility to respond to any changes in the local Covid-19 scenario while maintaining a unique and exclusive cruise experience on board one of the most beautiful and welcoming ships of Costa fleet.”
The deployment of Costa Smeralda will be announced in the following days. Costa Cruises says it will be contacting all customers and travel agents affected by the changes.