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Carnival Corporation’s Costa Cruises Brand to Restart Cruise Operations This Weekend

MIAMI, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Two cruise line makes from Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL NYSE: CUK), the world’s premier cruise firm, have introduced ideas to resume sailing functions, with Italy-based mostly Costa Cruises scheduled to restart sailing in Italy this Sunday, Sept. 6, followed by Germany-based mostly AIDA Cruises scheduled to resume on Nov. 1.

The makes will start off in a gradual, phased-in fashion with six preliminary ships and limited itineraries, getting to be the initially two of the company’s 9 world cruise line makes to resume functions. The preliminary cruises will take location with modified passenger capacity and enhanced wellness protocols formulated with federal government and wellness authorities to adhere to shoreside mitigation rules.

Costa Cruises is restarting sailing with two preliminary ships departing from Italian ports beginning Sept. 6. Costa Deliziosa will present weekly cruises from Trieste on Sept. 6, thirteen, twenty and 27, checking out five destinations in southern Italy, together with Bari and Brindisi in Puglia, Corigliano-Rossano in Calabria, and Siracusa and Catania in Sicily. Costa Diadema will adhere to on Sept. 19 from Genoa, contacting at Italian ports in the western Mediterranean, together with Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Palermo, Cagliari and La Spezia. The 1-week itineraries are being reserved exclusively for Italian company.

AIDA Cruises will resume its cruise functions with two of its ships, sailing from the Canary Islands in November 2020, followed by an additional two ships departing from the western Mediterranean and United Arab Emirates beginning in December 2020. The initially of the brand’s cruises is set to start off Nov. 1, with 7-day voyages to and departures from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, with AIDAmar, followed by sailings from Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife with AIDAperla on Nov. seven. In December, AIDA Cruises will resume sailing functions in the Western Mediterranean with AIDAstella departing on 7-day cruises from Palma, Mallorca, beginning Dec. twelve. Also, AIDAprima will present 7-day cruises from Dubai commencing Dec. 11 and from Abu Dhabi beginning Dec. fifteen.

In operating with world and countrywide wellness authorities and medical professionals, Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises have formulated a extensive set of wellness and cleanliness protocols to help aid a risk-free, healthier return to cruise vacations. Each makes are offering company with comprehensive information and facts about enhanced restart protocols, which will continue on to be modeled just after shoreside wellness and mitigation rules as outlined by every brand’s respective county, and authorised by the flag point out, Italy. Protocols will be up-to-date based mostly on evolving scientific and medical expertise associated to mitigation methods.

Costa Cruises has formulated the Costa Basic safety Protocol for its fleet, together with new operating procedures supported by independent scientific professionals in community wellness and reliable with the wellness protocols outlined by the Italian Federal government and European authorities. The extensive set of measures and procedures cover essential places these as crew wellness and