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Costa’s Cruises Return To Genoa: Costa Diadema Sails Today

GENOA, Italy, Sept. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Costa Cruises, the primary cruise line in Europe and a element of Carnival Corporation & plc  (NYSE/LSE: CCL NYSE: CUK), introduced that Costa Diadema will  depart from Genoa nowadays. She is the second Costa Cruises ship to return to the sea with a complement of visitors. Costa Diadema’s itinerary, which marks the return of Costa’s cruise holiday seasons to Liguria and the Western Mediterranean, only includes calls at Italian ports and is reserved for visitors resident in Italy. Immediately after Genoa, her future ports of connect with will be Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Palermo, Cagliari and La Spezia.

“At final Costa’s cruises are back in Genoa and Liguria, which has been our property for over 70 years. We’re placing sail all over again steadily and responsibly, with safety protocols that are unrivalled in the tourism marketplace. The first response from our visitors has been most encouraging,” claimed Team CEO, Costa Team & Carnival Asia Michael Thamm.  “As Europe’s quantity one particular cruise firm, we have a obligation to transform this complicated condition into an option to arrive back stronger than ever, and to proceed to establish the tourism and economic ecosystem of the locations. We want to do it in close cooperation with all our stakeholders and we imagine that Liguria has a primary part to engage in with us in becoming a model for others to comply with based on four cornerstones: condition-of-the-artwork infrastructures, like the new passenger terminals in Genoa and La Spezia sustainable innovation, to enhance environmental functionality in ports, these kinds of as shore power, LNG improved spot administration and tourism growth to improved respond to the requires of today’s tourists and expand our worth development capabilities and help to the social requires of the local community, for which we are committed as a result of our Costa Crociere Foundation.”

Liguria is showcasing prominently in Costa’s return to cruising, with a full of around 80 calls in this element of north-west Italy between now and the conclusion of the 2020/21 winter period. From October ten Savona will be the homeport for the flagship Costa Smeralda, the firm’s first vessel driven by LNG (liquefied purely natural gasoline), which will be providing one particular-week cruise holiday seasons in the Western Mediterranean. Immediately after a sequence of cruises intended for the French marketplace, from November Costa Diadema will also be going to Savona, for twelve-day cruises to the Canary Islands and 14-day cruises to Egypt and Greece.  Costa Firenze, the new ship under design at Fincantieri’s Marghera property, will make her debut on December 27, all over again sailing in the Western Mediterranean, and calling at Genoa and La Spezia each week. In the meantime, from October 22 to mid-December La Spezia will see the arrival of AIDAblu, operated by the Costa Group’s German brand AIDA Cruises, on seven-day cruise holidays devoted solely to Italy