Costa Cruises scales back its winter schedule in Europe

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The Costa Diadema is postponing the launch of its 14-day Mediterranean sailings until April 6, when it will offer cruises to Turkey, Egypt and Greece.
The Costa Diadema is postponing the launch of its 14-day Mediterranean sailings until April 6, when it will offer cruises to Turkey, Egypt and Greece.

Costa Cruises modified and pulled back on its winter cruise schedule due to the Covid-19 surge in Europe and the ensuing restrictions being implemented in some EU countries.

The Carnival Corp. brand said that the Costa Smeralda will will sail Italy-only cruises through February, replacing plans to sail in Italy, France and Spain starting Nov. 14. The Costa Deliziosa will continue operating its one-week Italy and Greece cruises through Jan. 3 instead of visiting Montenegro and Croatia as originally planned.

The Costa Diadema will postpone the launch of its 14-day Mediterranean sailings until April 6 when it will offer cruises to Turkey, Egypt and Greece. The line's upcoming newbuild, the Costa Firenze, is slated to be delivered as planned in mid-December but will not begin its seven-day cruises in Italy, France and Spain until Feb. 28.

The Costa Favolosa's Caribbean season was canceled. The ship will resume service in April 2 with minicruises in the Mediterranean.
The Costa Favolosa's Caribbean season was canceled. The ship will resume service in April 2 with minicruises in the Mediterranean.

Costa also canceled the Costa Favolosa's Caribbean season and said the ship will resume service in April 2 with minicruises in the Mediterranean.

France and Germany today imposed a four-week lockdown of bars, restaurants and non-essential retail and leisure facilities, while Italy this week imposed curfews on bars and restaurants and closed all movie theaters and gyms.

Costa was the second large-ship cruise line to resume service, launching Italy-only itineraries in September on the Costa Deliziosa. MSC Cruises launched service from Italy a few weeks prior.

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