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Costa Cruises Returns to Operate Costa Smeralda From 1st May

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Good news comes from Italy. Costa Cruises, the legendary cruise line founded in 1854, on Saturday (1/5) has started its voyage from the Port of Savona aboard the LNG-powered Costa Smeralda.

Costa Smeralda sailed for seven days to Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Messina, Cagliari and La Spezia. Costa Smeralda will be the first of a total of four Costa Cruises ships operating in the Mediterranean during the summer of 2021.

The Costa Smeralda sails according to the procedures set out in the Costa Safety Protocol, a company protocol developed with scientific experts and Italian authorities. The protocol includes wiping down all guests prior to embarkation and wearing masks when necessary.

The return to the sailing of the Costa Smeralda and other ships belonging to Costa Cruises is also good news for Italy. Because, before the pandemic, Costa employed more than 17,000 employees and generated an economic impact on the country of up to 3.5 billion per year.