With all of Carnival’s cruise lines shut down over the past five months, Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises have announced plans to slowly resume cruises beginning September 6, 2020.
AIDA Cruises is planning to resume its cruise operations with the first ships from German ports at the beginning of September 2020.
The first trips from Kiel will start on September 6, 2020. The first cruises with AIDAperla to the Norwegian fjords start from Hamburg on September 12, 19 and 26, 2020.
Costa Cruises will launch their first cruises from Italy on September 6, 2020. At first, only Italian guests will be able to sail with Costa and the cruises will only visit Italian ports.
The first Costa ship to set sail will be Costa Deliziosa, on September 6, 2020, offering weekly cruises from Trieste to discover the most beautiful destinations in Greece.
The ship will be followed by Costa Diadema, on September 19, 2020, operating seven-day cruises in Western Mediterranean from Genoa to experience the best of Italy and Malta.
From the entry into force of the new decree by the Italian government, Costa Cruises is working with Flag State authorities and the destinations to ensure a responsible, smooth and well-organized application of the new regulations and protocols, in close cooperation with the local institutions, health authorities, harbour master’s offices, ports and terminals, and RINA.
Consequently, further details on the Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema itineraries will be announced in the near future.
Costa Cruise and AIDA Cruises will be the first of Carnival’s nine cruise lines to resume cruise operations.
Carnival’s current schedule has the majority of their cruise lines starting back up in November or December. However, this timeline is subject to change due to the current global health situation.
Carnival Corporation operates over 90 cruise ships and the following cruise lines: Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Cunard, Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, Seabourn, P&O Cruises, and P&O Australia.