Skip to main content

Costa Cruises ends cruise ship sailing early due to COVID-19 outbreak in France

A Costa Cruises ship will end its sailing due to a Coronavirus outbreak in France, which follows a small outbreak on the previous ship's sailing.

The decision to cancel the Costa Diadema was made in an abundance of caution by the cruise line due to the health situation in France, where COVID-19 cases have spiked in recent days.

The Costa Diadema has been chartered by a French company for two sailings, with the first sailing having 7 guests test positive for COVID-19 despite being asymptomatic.

Costa Cruises restarts sailings in the Mediterranean

Costa Cruises restarted its cruise operations on Sunday, becoming the first Carnival Corporation cruise line to restart cruising.

The Costa Deliziosa sailed from Trieste, Italy and began a 7-night cruise that visits only ports in Italy with Italian passengers onboard.

Costa joins a few other cruise lines that have been able to resume cruises in Europe, including MSC Cruises.

In order to keep passengers safe from COVID-19, a variety of new protocols have been added including:

Costa Cruises plans to restart cruises next week

Carnival Corporation announced today that Costa Cruises will begin sailing again on September 6, 2020 in Italy.

A limited amount of sailings will begin on two ships that wil sail from Trieste and Genoa, Italy, carrying only Italian passengers.

Originally the ships had itineraries that would visit Greece, but will only visit Italian ports.

You will have to take a COVID-19 test to go on a Costa Cruise

Costa Cruises announced today it is the latest cruise line to require a negative COVID-19 test in order to go on their ships.

When Costa begins sailing again in September, the cruise line will perform antigenic COVID-19 swab tests on all guests.

Costa plans to resume sailings with cruises from Trieste, Italy, and announced on Tuesday it is the first cruise company to earn the Biosafety Trust Certification from RINA.

Carnival to sell Costa Victoria for scrap

Carniva's Costa Victoria will be sold to be scrapped, as a result of the cruise giant's financial problems due to COVID-19.

Francesco Ferrari, the mayor of the Italian town of Piombino, posted on Facebook that the Carnival-owned cruise ship had arrived in Piombino to be prepared for demolition.

Aida Cruises & Costa Cruises extend cruise cancellations through end of July

Aida Cruises and Costa Cruises both announced they will cancel all of their sailings until July 31, 2020.

Both cruise lines are subsidiaries of Carnival Cruise Corporation.

German-based Aida Cruises cancelled all sailings through July 31, 2020.

Guests on cancelled Aida cruises will have their cancellations processed chronologically according to the departure date. A travel credit will be on offer and a bonus of 10% on top of the payment already made. The credit can be used for bookings until December 31, 2021.

Thousands on Costa cruise ship in Italy over feared coronavirus cases

All the passengers aboard the Costa Smeralda are being held in lockdown in Italy due to fears someone onboard might have the coronavirus.

Two Chinese passengers aboard the Costa Cruises ship are being tested by medical staff, who boarded the ship in the port of Civitavecchia.

The two guests have been quarantined in separate rooms, with their blood work being sent to a hospital in Rome.

The cruise ship, carrying around 7,000 guests and crew, is in lockdown.

Cruise lines begin to cancel cruises due to coronavirus outbreak

MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Costa Cruises and more have all had to cancel sailings from China due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Costa Smeralda begins sea trials

The Costa Smeralda left the Meyer Turku shipyard earlier this week to begin her first set of sea trials.

On October 7, the new LNG-fueled ship by Costa Cruises has left the shipyard for to begin sea trials.

The 5,224-guest Costa vessel is one of Carnival's next-generation Excel-class ship platform. The ship has a cost of $950 million.

The shipyard announced the first sailing has been pushed back from mid-October to November 2019. The first scheduled sailing will occur on November 30, 2019 from Savona,Italy to destinations in the Mediterranean.

Costa announces China-based new ship will be called Costa Firenze

Costa Cruises announced today that its new cruise ship will be called Costa Firenze and that it will be based in China.

The 135,500gt Costa Firenze, with capacity for more than 5,200 passengers, is under construction at Fincantieri's Marghera yard.

Subscribe to Costa Cruises