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Crew Aboard Five Cruise Ships in Brazil Receive COVID-19 Booster Shot

Feb 09, 2022

Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA Brazil, has announced that the crew onboard the five cruise ships anchored off the coast of Santos have received coronavirus booster shot. As part of the cruise lines policy and adoption of mandatory core elements of a strong set of health protocols, all crew members need to receive the 3rd dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Costa Toscana Hosts the First Sanremo Festival At Sea

Feb 03, 2022

Costa Cruises newest flagship is hosting this years 72nd edition of the popular Sanremo Festival. The ship will be at anchor off the coast of Sanremo until February 6, and is the first floating stage in the Festivals’ history.

Costa and MSC Cruises extend the voluntary suspension of operations in Brazil

Feb 01, 2022

Brazil cruise season is once again facing an extension of the voluntary cruise pause after CLIA Brazil moved the date of return to cruise activities from February 4, to February 18.

Costa Cruises becomes the “Official Cruise Line” of the Ryder Cup 2023

Jan 17, 2022

Costa Cruises has signed an exclusive partnership and has become the Official Cruise Line of the Ryder Cup 2023, the most important team golf turnement, which will take place for the first time at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy from 29 September to 1 October 2023.

Anvisa Recommends Suspension of the Brazilian Cruise Season

Jan 13, 2022

Brazilan cruise season could be canceled for the five cruise ships currently anchored off the coast of Santos, after the Health Regulatory Agency – Anvisa, recommended suspension of the 2021/2022 season due to the rapid rise of COVID cases aboard the ships and in the country. Several media outlets in Brazil report that Anvisa sent a document to the Ministry of Health which will have the final word about the faith of the season.

Crew Members Aboard Costa Firenze Test Positive For COVID-19

Dec 30, 2021

The cruise industry is once again facing challenges caused by the global pandemic, with the main focus on cruise ships sailing in the USA. The CDC's latest report states that positive cases were found on 89 cruise ships sailing out from the US ports. However cruise ships deployed in other regions around the world are also reporting positive cases onboard.

MSC and Costa cruise ships hit by COVID-19 in Brazil

Dec 28, 2021

Two cruise ships have reported COVID-19 cases during their latest voyages in Brazil. Costa Cruises ship Costa Diadema set to dock at the Port of Santos on Monday has detected 13 cases of Covid-19 (10 passengers and 3 crew members), reports the Brazilian news portal G1.

Costa Diadema starts Brazil cruise season

Dec 21, 2021

This Monday, on 20th of December, Costa Diadema has made its first stop at the Port of Santos, where a debut ceremony was held on board the vessel. Brazils Minister of Tourism, Gilson Machado Neto participated at this event, highlighting that the country is able to welcome more ships like the Costa Diadema in order to increase the movement of tourists.  “We know that Brazil can become the America of maritime cruises.

Costa Firenze Debuts in Dubai on the Inauguration of New Dubai Harbour

Dec 20, 2021

A spectacular ceremony was held for the first Costa Firenze’s cruise in the Arabian Gulf, following the inauguration of the new Dubai Harbor Cruise Terminal. Another excitement for the guests on this special cruise is the exclusive tours to the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, thanks to the company’s role of gold sponsor to this event. 

Two Crewmembers Medically Evacuated from Costa Luminosa

Dec 16, 2021

Costa Luminosa requested medical evacuation yesterday of two crew members who needed urgent medical assistance on land, report several media outlets in Italy.

Peruvian crew member suffering from renal colic