Costa Cruises is continuing its restart program with updates for the 2022 season and the final months of the 2021 season.
Key changes relate to the cruise company’s three, newest ships – Costa Firenze, Costa Toscana and Costa Smeralda.
Costa Firenze is scheduled to enter service July 4 from Savona, Italy, operating in the Mediterranean until the end of November. In winter 2021-22 the ship that celebrates the Florentine Renaissance will sail from Dubai, UAE on cruises to the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar. In April 2022 Costa Firenze will return to Europe, offering weeklong cruises in Italy, France and Spain.
In the Mediterranean, the Costa Toscana is slated to debut in December 2021. Throughout 2022, Costa Toscana will sail seven-day cruises in the western Mediterranean, featuring calls at Spanish destinations — Barcelona and Valencia in spring or Ibiza and Valencia in summer.
In winter 2021-22, current flagship Costa Smeralda will replace Costa Toscana in South America before returning to the Mediterranean for cruises in Italy, France and Spain.
Costa’s 2021-2022 winter programs will be complemented by four additional ships. Costa Diadema will depart Sept. 26 from Savona, offering long cruises in Turkey and Greece or Spain and Portugal. From December, the ship will be deployed in the Caribbean on three different itineraries.
Costa Fascinosa will return to service Sept. 23 from Savona on 10-day cruises to Lisbon, Portugal, while during winter offering cruises in South America.
Costa Deliziosa will continue a program of cruises in the eastern Mediterranean until Jan. 8, 2022, when it will depart on the 126-day “Around the World” cruise.
Costa Luminosa, currently operating in the eastern Mediterranean, will sail two-week cruises to the Canary Islands or Israel.
During the 2022 summer season, in addition to Costa Firenze, Costa Smeralda and Costa Toscana cruising in the western Mediterranean, Costa Deliziosa, Costa Luminosa and Costa Pacifica will be deployed in the eastern Mediterranean. Four additional ships — Costa Diadema, Costa Fascinosa, Costa Favolosa and Costa Fortuna — will operate in northern Europe, offering cruises to Baltic cities and Norwegian fjords.