After being one of the first cruise lines to resume sailings, Costa Cruises is gearing up for the 2021 season with redesigned itineraries.
From April through November 2021, Costa Cruises will expand its Mediterranean offerings, and see the return of cruising in Northern Europe over the summer. The Italian cruise line is working with national and local authorities in the countries on its itineraries through implementation of the Costa Safety Protocol in all the destinations included in the new program for 2021.
From March until fall 2021, three ships will be deployed on a regular basis in the western Mediterranean: Costa Smeralda; Costa Firenze, the new ship under construction at Fincantieri’s Marghera yard in Venice, Italy; and Costa Pacifica, which will be offering seven-day cruises calling in Italy, France and Spain.
Three additional ships will be operating in the eastern Mediterranean, all on one-week itineraries. Costa Deliziosa will head for the Greek islands, Costa Luminosa will visit Greece and Croatia, while Costa Magica will be going to Greece and Malta.
During the 2021 summer season, Costa will have four ships cruising in Northern Europe. Costa Fortuna and Costa Diadema will be sailing one-week cruises to the Baltic capitals and the Norwegian fjords, respectively. Costa Favolosa will be offering 14-day holidays in Iceland, nine days in the Norwegian fjords and a night Ireland, Scotland and England. Meanwhile, Costa Fascinosa will be operating a 12-day cruise sailing all the way to the North Cape and a nine-day itinerary in the Baltic Sea.
During spring and fall 2021, Costa Fortuna, Costa Diadema, Costa Favolosa and Costa Fascinosa will all be operating in the Mediterranean. Costa Diadema will visit Israel and Turkey on two separate alternating two-week cruises. Costa Fortuna will offer Western Mediterranean mini-cruises, while Costa Favolosa will be deployed on mini-cruises in spring and 10-day cruises to Morocco in the fall. Costa Fascinosa will sail 10-day holidays bound for Lisbon.
The other cruises previously scheduled between March and November 2021 and not included in the new program will be canceled. Costa is making the necessary arrangements to inform travel agents and the customers, who will be guaranteed the option of rebooking.