Costa Cruises, the Italian cruise line has this week announced its program for the summer 2021 season.
Featuring extended stays at ports of call and organised shore excursions exclusive to Costa guests, the cruise line will include two ships in the west and two in the east with sailings to Italy, France, Spain and Greece, and itineraries accessible from 13 different ports of embarkation.
Each ship will also feature the new protocols, which includes enhanced health and safety procedures for all aspects of the cruise experience, both on board and ashore, which were implemented in the past months of cruise operations.
Commenting, Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Cruise, said: “We have updated our program for this summer based on a scenario of port and destination re-openings that is becoming increasingly clear and that now allows us to better plan our operations and offer extraordinary cruise vacations to the many guests who look forward to relaxing and memorable holidays.
“Now we can finally say that the Costa summer begins, and we cannot wait to welcome our loyal guests as well as newcomers – all of whom can count on us for high-quality service, dining and entertainment, wonderful destinations and an exceptional onboard experience with enhanced safety protocols.”
Costa’s two newest ships will operate in the Western Mediterranean: Costa Smeralda and Costa Firenze, the new ship inspired by the Florentine Renaissance and delivered last December, which will experience a real debut.
On the eastern side of the Mediterranean, two other ships will sail, the twins Costa Luminosa and Costa Deliziosa.
The summer season in Northern Europe and all other cruises scheduled until mid-September 2021 not included in the itineraries updated today, are cancelled due to the level of uncertainty on the reopening of several destinations which does not currently guarantee the feasibility of the itineraries. Costa is in the process of informing travel agents and customers affected by the changes with detailed information ship by ship.
The new itineraries for summer 2021 will be progressively available on our systems over the next few days.