Second major cruise line prepares for post-lockdown sailing from Italy

Second major cruise line prepares for post-lockdown sailing from Italy

Italy-based Costa Cruises is the latest cruise line to return to the waters with the line’s Costa Deliziosa due to depart from Trieste, Italy, tomorrow.

The week-long cruise will visit five destinations including Bari and Brindisi in Puglia, Corigliano-Rossano in Calabria and Siracusa and Catania in Sicily.

Then, on September 19, Costa Diadema will set sail on a seven-day itinerary from Genoa calling at the Italian ports of Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples, Palermo, Cagliari and La Spezia.

Despite the restart, British travellers will not be welcome on board just yet as the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office still advises Brits against all cruise ship travel. The two new Costa Cruises itineraries will only welcome Italians and sail far below passenger capacity.

The departures available at present are September 6, 13, 20 and 27 for Costa Deliziosa, and September 19 for Costa Diadema 

“We are extremely excited that we will be able to cruise again… and we want to thank the Italian government and all the authorities for their constant availability and support,” said Michael Thamm, the chief executive of Costa Group.

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