Costa Smerelda.

Cost Smerelda. archive photo.

Costa Cruceros has announced that it’s planning to resume trips to Palma and Barcelona from May and also expects to add Italy and France to its schedule.

From May 1, the Costa Smeralda will take guests on 3-4 day mini-cruises with stops at various Italian destinations. A 7-day cruise calling at Savona, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Naples, Messina and Cagliari will also be available.

From June 12, week-long western Mediterranean cruises on the Costa Smeralda will get underway with visits to Savona, Civitavecchia and Palermo in Italy, Marseille in France and "possibly" Barcelona and Palma in Spain.

The Costa Luminosa will be back in operation from May 16 with week-long trips to Greece and Croatia with stops in Trieste and Bari.

All other cruises scheduled between now and the end of May, which were not included in Monday’s updated schedules for the Costa Smeralda and Costa Luminosa have been cancelled because of the Covid restrictions in Italy and other European countries.

The Costa Smeralda is 337 metres long, has 20 decks, 2,612 cabins and can accommodate 6,554 passengers and 1,646 crew.


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Lisa / Hace 10 months

Amazing - so mallorca has a ludicrously low vaccination rate bordering the non existent and now the influx of German tourists will be joined by cruise passengers.

This open door policy is going to kill people - yep, no protection on the island - but let’s open the flood gates to tourists from destinations so full of Covid they’re reintroducing lockdown.

You couldn’t make it up!!!


Tom / Hace 10 months

The last ting the world and Europe needs is cruise ships stopping off every other day in a different place with masses of tourists embarking and disembarking. Cruises should only be allow if crew and all passengers have up to date full vaccinations ! . it's common sense. Everything else is asking for trouble.