Costa Cruises has unveiled its 2021 summer cruise season in the Mediterranean, with four ships sailing from 13 embarkation ports to destinations in the Eastern and Western Mediterranean.
Costa Cruises 2021 Mediterranean season will feature extended stays at ports of call and organized shore excursions exclusive to Costa guests, with two ships based in the Eastern Mediterranean and two ships in the Western Mediterranean.
“We have updated our program for this summer based on a scenario of port and destination re-openings that is becoming increasingly clear and that now allows us to better plan our operations,” said Mario Zanetti, President, Costa Cruises.
“Now we can finally say that the Costa summer begins, and we cannot wait to welcome our loyal guests as well as newcomers [onboard],” he added.
The cruise line will also be implementing its enhanced health and safety protocols aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 onboard, which have enabled the cruise line to operate cruises out of Italy since late last year without any incidence of coronavirus.
The onboard experience will be further enriched by new menu options featuring “destination dishes” linked to the locations visited by Costa ships.
In the Western Mediterranean
From May 1st, 2021, Costa Smeralda will take guests to beautiful Italian locations on three- and four-day mini-cruises or, alternatively, a week-long cruise, calling at Savona, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Naples, Messina and Cagliari.
This Italian itinerary will be extended until July 3rd, when the ship will return to offer week-long cruises visiting Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Palermo and Civitavecchia.
Costa Firenze will sail an all-Italian itinerary from July 4th visiting Savona, Civitavecchia, Palermo, Naples, Messina and Cagliari. From September 12th until mid-October, she will also be offering one-week international cruises including Savona, Civitavecchia, Naples, Ibiza, Barcelona and Marseilles.
In the Eastern Mediterranean
Costa Luminosa and Costa Deliziosa will cruise in the Greek Isles.
Costa Luminosa is confirmed to depart on May 16th, 2021 from Trieste, and the following day from Bari, visiting the Greek destinations of Corfu, Piraeus (Athens), Mykonos and Katakolon.
Costa Deliziosa will resume cruises from June 26th, offering a week-long itinerary calling in Venice, an extended one-day and one-night stop in Mykonos, followed by Katakolon, Corfu and Bari.
The summer season in Northern Europe and all other cruises scheduled until mid-September 2021 not included in the itineraries updated thus far are to be assumed cancelled due to the level of uncertainty on the reopening of these destinations.
The new itineraries for summer 2021 will be progressively available on Costa’s booking systems over the next few days.