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Cruises Restart – Costa Smeralda Returns To Savona Port

Cruises restart – Costa Smeralda returns to Savona port

Source: PortSEurope
Preparations for the cruise season in the western Mediterranean are underway with the return to the Savona homeport of the Costa Smeralda. The first departure is set for next 10 October, the date that will mark the entry into service of the ship ready to welcome guests for a cruise experience in the name of safety and sustainability September 15, 2020 Meanwhile, Costa Diadema has also
arrived in the port of Genoa, which will set sail on 19 September for its first cruise The Costa Safety Protocol will be applied to both ships and includes, among the main measures, swab test for all guests and crew before boarding, temperature control, new ways of using on-board and ground services, strengthening of sanitation and medical services. Paolo Emilio Signorini, president of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale (AdSP – Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority) said: “The gradual and safe restart of the cruise sector marks the start of a very important phase for our ports: the experimentation of new forms of activities typical of the economy of the sea able to combine operations with health protection. Savona is Costa Crociere’s homeport and this makes today’s day even more important for the economy and employment of the city, the province and the region. The AdSP supports Costa Cruises so that the cruise market can return to full operation with significantly improved health safety standards to guarantee consumers on board as well as ashore”. Starting from 10 October 2020 and for the entire 2020-21 winter season, Costa Smeralda will call in Savona every week on Saturday, proposing an itinerary in the western Mediterranean, compatibly with the provisions in force or any restrictions in place. The definitive itinerary will be communicated in the coming weeks. Source: Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale (AdSP – Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority)

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