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Costa Toscana starts sea trials

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Costa Cruise’s latest LNG-powered XL-class ship Costa Toscana, headed out to sea trials on Monday, Finland-based shipbuilder Meyer Turku said. During the sea trials the ship’s operations and equipment will be tested for a little over a week, after returning back to the shipyard, the shipyard added. Assisted by the tugs, the ship left Meyer Turku while the event was witnessed by a large number of people gathered on nearby shores.

Costa confirms Brazilian season with Smeralda and Fascinosa

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Costa Cruises has confirmed the redeployment of the cruise ships Costa Smeralda and Costa Fascinosa for the 2021/22 Brazilian season. Besides the good news for the Brazilian cruise lovers, that Costa Cruises will travel around the country with two cruise ships, the additional happy moment to celebrate the confirmation is the launching of the cruises with special benefits for Christmas and New Year aboard Costa Smeralda embarking from Santos and the Costa Fascinosa, from Rio De Janeiro.

Brazil To Kick-Start 2021/2022 Cruise Season With Arrival of 7 Cruise Ships

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Brazil returns on the cruise map with the long-awaited popular cruises for the 2021/2022 season. So far two cruise lines have confirmed deployment of seven cruise ships arriving in November 2021. The ships expected for 2021/22 are Seaside, Splendida, Preziosa, Sinfonia, from MSC Cruises, and the cruise ships Smeralda and Fascinosa, from Costa Cruises.

Costa Cruises crew get COVID-19 vaccines at Port of Savona

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Costa Cruises crew members began getting their COVID-19 shot this morning at the Port of Savona, Italy. According to our source, Costa Firenze arrived today in Savona to vaccinate 1040 crew members currently onboard the ship. With the assistance of the local government, the crew received the jab at the Costa Cruises passenger terminal Palacrociere.

Crew shore leave and excursions in ports during the restart. Are cruise ship crew allowed to go out?

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During the past year, the crew was not allowed to go out in ports and most of them haven’t step foot on land for the entire length of their contract. However, with the recent developments and vaccination of the shipboard employees, things are slowly starting to move in the right direction. I spoke with my fellow crew members to find out if the crew is allowed to go out in ports and if the cruise lines organize protected shore excursions for them. 

3 Cruise Ships to Arrive in Venice in June

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This month three cruise ships are scheduled for regular stops at the port of Venice. The return of the cruise liners after a long 17 months ban saw the first ship MSC Orchestra sailing to the lagoon to pick-up about 650 passengers on Saturday, June 5. MSC Orchestra will make regular stops in Venice each Saturday during her 7-day Mediterranean voyages this summer.