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19 Filipino Crew Members Test Positive for COVID-19 on Costa Fascinosa

Apr 14, 2020

On Saturday, April 11, the Brazil National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) proceeded with the disembarkation of the Costa Facisinosa crew in the port of Santos. 246 Filipino crew members were scheduled to disembark the cruise ship, however, only 227 were allowed to leave after 19 crew members tested positive for COVID-19. 

Costa Mediterranea sets sail for Brindisi to pick up Filipino and Indonesian crew from Costa Fortuna

Apr 14, 2020

The first phase of Costa Mediterranea plan to transfer Filipino and Indonesian crew from Costa Pacifica, as well as debarking the European crew, was completed successfully. After arriving at the port of La Spezia, on April 10, Costa Mediterranea received 408 crew from Costa Pacifica, and at the same time, 221 crew debarked the ship and transferred to Costa Pacifica. The vessel set sail from La Spezia on April,13 and is heading to the port of Brindisi, Italy.

Costa Cruises to repatriate Filipino and Indonesian crew on Costa Mediterranea

Apr 10, 2020

The Italian cruise line Costa Cruises plans to use the cruise ship Costa Mediterranea to return the Indonesian and Filipino crew back home. The ship will embark on a one month voyage from Itlay to the Far East with a final stop the port of Shanghai. Before setting sail on this long journey Costa Mediterannea will stop in La Spezia to diembark European crew and pick up the Filipino and Indonesian crew from the cruise ship Costa Pacifica.

Costa Victoria passenger in critical care after testing positive for COVID-19

Mar 24, 2020

A passenger sailing on the Costa Victoria tested positive for coronavirus after disembarking the cruise ship in Crete. Local officials and media reported that the 63-year-old woman from Argentina disembarked in Crete and was immediately hospitalized in intensive care in Heraklion.

Costa Luminosa crew member admitted to hospital

Mar 24, 2020

Costa Luminosa crew member was admitted to San Paolo hospital in Savona today after his condition deteriorated. The man had fever and breathing difficulties and was in need of urgent medical attention. This is the eighth person hospitalized in Ligurian hospitals from the cruise ship, moored since March 20, in the port of Savona.

Costa Magica Crew Express Their Concerns after Two Test Positive for COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020

The cruise ship Costa Magica has been turned away by several ports in the Caribbean after two people tested positive for COVID-19 aboard the ship. Costa Magica is now anchored near Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe where one seriously ill crew member was medically evacuated today from the ship.

Costa Cruises Temporarily Suspends Global Cruise Operations

Mar 14, 2020

Following the recent global developments of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Italian cruise line Costa Cruises has decided to voluntarily suspend voyages on all of its cruise ships  Costa Cruises announces they will put on hold the global operations of their vessels, impacting voyages until April 3, 2020. The decision was taken as the global spread of the Coronavirus is calling for extraordinary measures and for the resolute contribution of all stakeholders to stop the outbreak. 

Costa Cruises Cancels Embarkations From Italian Ports

Mar 10, 2020

Today the Italian cruise line Costa Cruises, announced they will not allow embarkation of passengers from Italian ports until April 3. The cancelations come after the Italian government imposed travel restrictions across the country. Voyages currently underway will stop in Italian ports only to allow guests to disembark and return home, the company said in a statement.

Crew on Standby as Cruise Lines Cancel Sign-on Dates due to Coronavirus Scare

Mar 01, 2020

The cruise industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus scare in Asia with more than 80 voyages cancelled by several cruise lines, and seven ports closed in the region.

Coronavirus scare onboard Costa Smeralda

Jan 30, 2020

More than 6,000 guests and 1600 crew members have been put on lockdown today on the cruise ship Costa Smeralda after a suspected case of coronavirus was detected onboard Costa Cruises flagship. Costa Smeralda is in the port of Civitavecchia and is undergoing checks by Italian health authorities. 

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