Carnival Corporation’s Costa Cruises Brand to Restart Cruise Operations This Weekend

MIAMI, Sept. three, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Two cruise line brand names from Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL

MIAMI, Sept. three, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Two cruise line brand names from Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL NYSE: CUK), the world’s biggest cruise corporation, have declared options to resume sailing functions, with Italy-dependent Costa Cruises scheduled to restart sailing in Italy this Sunday, Sept. six, adopted by Germany-dependent AIDA Cruises scheduled to resume on Nov. one.

The brand names will commence in a gradual, phased-in manner with 6 initial ships and limited itineraries, starting to be the initially two of the firm’s nine world wide cruise line brand names to resume functions. The initial cruises will acquire position with adjusted passenger ability and increased well being protocols developed with governing administration and well being authorities to comply with shoreside mitigation suggestions.

Costa Cruises is restarting sailing with two initial ships departing from Italian ports commencing Sept. six. Costa Deliziosa will provide weekly cruises from Trieste on Sept. six, thirteen, twenty and 27, browsing five destinations in southern Italy, which include Bari and Brindisi in Puglia, Corigliano-Rossano in Calabria, and Siracusa and Catania in Sicily. Costa Diadema will comply with on Sept. 19 from Genoa, calling at Italian ports in the western Mediterranean, which include Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Palermo, Cagliari and La Spezia. The one particular-week itineraries are being reserved solely for Italian guests.

AIDA Cruises will resume its cruise functions with two of its ships, sailing from the Canary Islands in November 2020, adopted by an further two ships departing from the western Mediterranean and United Arab Emirates commencing in December 2020. The initially of the brand’s cruises is established to commence Nov. one, with 7-working day voyages to and departures from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, with AIDAmar, adopted by sailings from Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife with AIDAperla on Nov. seven. In December, AIDA Cruises will resume sailing functions in the Western Mediterranean with AIDAstella departing on 7-working day cruises from Palma, Mallorca, commencing Dec. twelve. Moreover, AIDAprima will provide 7-working day cruises from Dubai beginning Dec. eleven and from Abu Dhabi commencing Dec. 15.

In operating with world wide and national well being authorities and professional medical gurus, Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises have developed a in depth established of well being and hygiene protocols to aid facilitate a safe and sound, healthy return to cruise vacations. Both brand names are furnishing guests with in depth data about increased restart protocols, which will keep on to be modeled soon after shoreside well being and mitigation suggestions as defined by each and every brand’s respective county, and accepted by the flag condition, Italy. Protocols will be up-to-date dependent on evolving scientific and professional medical know-how related to mitigation tactics.

Costa Cruises has developed the Costa Safety Protocol for its fleet, which include new operating techniques supported by independent scientific gurus in community well being and regular with the well being protocols defined by the Italian Federal government and European authorities. The in depth established of steps and techniques deal with critical areas these as crew well being and protection, the scheduling process, guest actions, amusement and dining, and professional medical care on board, as effectively as pre-boarding, embarking and disembarking functions, which will include things like screening for all guests prior to embarkation. Supplemental data on the Costa Safety Protocol is offered below.

“Our best responsibilities and best priorities are usually compliance, defending the atmosphere, and the well being, protection and effectively-remaining of our guests, the communities we go to and our crew,” said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. “We are engaged with a big quantity of professional medical gurus and scientists about the globe, and they are furnishing us with very beneficial insight that we are working with to acquire new and increased protocols that are in the most effective desire of our guests, crew and overall community well being. In areas of the globe exactly where community distribute is mainly mitigated and authorities are supportive of a gradual return to services over time, we glimpse ahead to once again welcoming guests on board.”

Far more broadly, as the understanding of COVID-19 continues to evolve, Carnival Corporation has been operating with a quantity of globe-primary community well being, epidemiological and plan gurus to support its ongoing endeavours for creating increased protocols and techniques for the return of cruise vacations. Among the gurus are:

  • Dr. Simon Clarke, affiliate professor in mobile microbiology, College of Reading College of Organic Sciences (British isles)
  • Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, Herbert S. Gasser professor of medicine, molecular microbiology, pathology & immunology and affiliate director, Middle for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Courses, Washington College College of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Michael Z. Lin, MD, PhD, affiliate professor of neurobiology, bioengineering, and chemical and methods biology and principal investigator, The Lin Lab, Stanford College College of Medicine
  • Dr. Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, affiliate dean for well being equity, College of Texas at Austin, Dell Clinical College
  • Emil C. Reisinger, MD, comprehensive professor of internal medicine, infectious diseases and tropical medicine and director of the Division of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Illnesses, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Rostock, Germany
  • Dr. Stefano Vella, MD, former director, Countrywide Middle for Worldwide Wellbeing, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian Countrywide Institute of Wellbeing) and adjunct professor of world wide well being, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Catholic College of the Sacred Coronary heart) in Rome

These advisors and other individuals have been operating with the corporation and its brand names to overview present and increased techniques and offer supplemental advice dependent on the latest scientific proof and most effective methods for protection and mitigation.

About Carnival Corporation & plc
Carnival Corporation & plc is one particular of the world’s biggest leisure travel corporations with a portfolio of nine of the world’s primary cruise traces. With functions in North The united states, Australia, Europe and Asia, its portfolio options Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland The united states Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (British isles) and Cunard.

Supplemental data can be found on www.carnival.com, www.princess.com, www.hollandamerica.com, www.seabourn.com, www.pocruises.com.au, www.costacruise.com, www.aida.de, www.pocruises.com and www.cunard.com.

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