GENOVA, Italy, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After the prosperous restart of cruising by Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema, Costa Cruises, a section of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL NYSE: CUK), now announced that starting up Oct. ten Costa Smeralda will also return to cruise operations with new and enhanced wellbeing protocols.
For the restart of its flagship, the to start with ship in its fleet to be run by liquefied purely natural gas (LNG), Costa Cruises has developed a new a single-week itinerary committed to the rediscovery of the most effective of Italy. A complete of 5 cruises are scheduled, from Oct. ten to Nov. 7, that will permit company to stop by stunning Italian cities of art and purely natural parks of exceptional elegance, as perfectly as taste common nearby cuisine.
The to start with simply call on the itinerary is Savona, from where company can also stop by close by locations such as Genoa or Finalborgo. The second simply call is La Spezia, with excursions to Cinque Terre, Lerici, Florence or Pisa. The next simply call is Cagliari, adopted by Naples, with the likelihood to stop by Sorrento, Pompei and the Royal Palace of Caserta. The previous two locations on the itinerary are Messina, with excursions to the Etna volcano and Taormina and Civitavecchia, which provides visits to Rome and Tarquinia.
Like the other two Costa ships that have by now returned to company, the Costa Safety Protocol will be in place on board Costa Smeralda. The protocol, created by the company together with scientific experts, incorporates new operational steps that tackle the COVID-19 condition, thoroughly compliant with the provisions defined by the Italian and European authorities.
The Costa Safety Protocol considers just about every component of the cruise experience, from reserving to returning residence. Key steps incorporate antigen swab tests for all company and crew in advance of embarkation, temperature checks though disembarking and returning to the ship, visits to locations only with shielded excursions and physical distancing onboard and at the terminals. In addition, with a reduction in the variety of passengers, the enhanced protocols incorporate new techniques of working with onboard solutions, improved sanitization and professional medical solutions, and the use of protecting confront masks when essential.
Costa Smeralda, which was christened in Savona this yr on Feb. 22, is a tribute to Italy, the result of an incredible inventive venture developed to exalt and deliver the most effective of Italy to existence in a solitary site. Italian structure is the main feature of the CoDe – Costa Design and style Museum, the to start with museum crafted on a cruise ship. The onboard highlights suit correctly into this incredible context: from the Solemio Spa to the places committed to leisure from thematic bars, in collaboration with big Italian models, to the sixteen dining establishments and places committed to the “foodstuff experience,” which include a new restaurant