On Friday, March 13, 2020, Costa Cruises officially announced the HALT of global ship operations until April 3, 2020.
“As an industry leader, we feel it is our responsibility to be ready to make hard choices when times require it,” said Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises. “At Costa, we always have the health and safety of our guests and crew members at heart. Now that these unprecedented circumstances require unprecedented actions to make sure that people across the world stay healthy, we are ready to play our role".
Guests currently on Costa ships will enjoy the remainder of their planned itinerary and returned to the originally planned departure port where they will be able to continue with their previously planned travel accommodations home. Costa is working with guests and travel advisors to deliver full refund vouchers to all guests whos sailings are affected.