Two of the Carnival Corporation’s cruise line brands have announced plans to resume sailing operations.
Italy-based Costa Cruises will first restart sailings from Italian ports this Sunday, followed by Germany-based AIDA Cruises, resuming on Nov. 1 with Canary Island voyages.
The brands will begin in a gradual, phased-in manner with six initial ships and limited itineraries, becoming the first two of the company’s nine global cruise line brands to resume operations.
Costa Cruises is restarting sailing with two initial ships beginning Sept. 6. Costa Deliziosa will offer weekly cruises from Trieste on Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27, visiting five destinations in southern Italy, including Bari and Brindisi in Puglia, Corigliano-Rossano in Calabria, and Siracusa and Catania in Sicily.
Costa Diadema will follow on Sept. 19 from Genoa, calling at Italian ports in the western Mediterranean, including Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Palermo, Cagliari and La Spezia. The one-week itineraries are being reserved exclusively for Italian guests.
In November, AIDA Cruises will resume its cruise operations with two of its ships sailing from the Canary Islands, followed by an additional two ships departing from the western Mediterranean and United Arab Emirates beginning in December.
The first of the brand’s cruises is set to begin Nov. 1, with seven-day voyages to and departures from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, with AIDAmar, followed by sailings from Las…
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