Costa Mediterranea To Arrive in Indonesia and the Philippines on 14 and 22 of June

Jun 05, 2020

The latest update regarding Costa Cruises repatriation plan for the Indonesian and Filipino crew members sailing on the Costa Mediterranea is that the ship will arrive in Indonesia on June 14, and The Philipines on June 22. A fellow crew member sailing on the Mediterranea sent us the following message:

"Another change of plan because bunkering is not available for tomorrow, the ship will stop on June 6. And we will start to sail again on June 7. We will arrive to port Klang on June 9 and we will leave on the same day., We will arrive in Indonesia on June 14 Jakarta or Bali, Benoa to disembark our Indonesian colleagues and we will set sail again on June 15 to manila expected arrival on manila is on June 22 and also start of our 14days quarantine again required by Philippine government."

Costa Mediterranea set sail from the port of Brindisi, Italy on May 15 on a long journey to Asia to repatriate it’s Indonesian and Filipino crew members home. According to the previous plan the ship was scheduled to arrive in Bali, Indonesia on June 10 to disembark the Indonesian crew members. After which the ship was scheduled to arrive in Manila on June 17, where the Filipino crew members will disembark.

Back In April, Costa Cruises presented the repatriation plan to use the Costa Mediterranea in order to return the Indonesian and Filipino crew back home. Before setting sail to Asia, Costa Mediterannea made a stop in La Spezia to disembark the European crew and pick up the Filipino and Indonesian crew from the cruise ship Costa Pacifica. Then the ship set sail to Brindisi, where Costa Fortuna and Magica, Filipino and Indonesian crew embarked on Costa Mediterranea. The company said all ships involved in the crew transfer are safe with no positive cases of COVID-19.