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Costa cruise ship resumes service from Genoa, Italy

One of the newest ships in the Costa Cruises fleet, coast of florence, made his debut in Genoa today. The Vista-class cruise ship was acquired by the cruise line in 2019 but only sailed with guests for the first time in July last year.

The cruise ship will call at Genoa on its week-long cruises that call at several Mediterranean ports. Highlights such as Barcelona and Palermo. Genoa will be one of the most important ports for Costa Cruises; in addition to the Costa Firenze, there will be calls from the Costa Luminosa every Sunday, with a total of 45 calls in 2022 between the two ships. In 2023 Costa Toscana will also sail to Genoa every Friday.

Costa returns to Mediterranean cruises without mandatory visits

Costa Firenze returned to service today after an absence of several months due to the second break in operations. She will depart from the city of Genoa in northern Italy for seven-day cruises calling at several of Europe’s highlights in the western Mediterranean.

In Italy, ports include Marseille in France, Barcelona in Spain and Cagliari, Palermo and Civitavecchia in Italy.

Photo credit: Costa Cruises

We are proud and honored to welcome the debut of this wonderful cruise ship in Genoa: today Costa Cruises departs from Genoa said the president of the Liguria Region, Giovanni Toti – This event, after the very difficult period that we have experienced with the health emergency, also marks the restart of the entire sector, in which Liguria is the leader.

Costa Cruises’ return to service looks a little brighter this summer now that the need to book an excursion to get off is gone. While the return to service of Costa Firenze is a highlight for the cruise line, more importantly, the cruise line is reinstating free shore leave.

Since Costa Cruises resumed operations as one of the world’s premier cruise lines in 2020, it has been unable to allow guests to leave the ship except to make a so-called visit. with bubbles. From April 1, these visits will no longer be a necessity and customers will be able to explore all the ports where Costa Firenze calls on their own.

After a two-year break, we are finally returning regularly with our cruises to Genoa. We do this with a new generation ship, Costa Firenze, and an even richer product that will allow you to explore our destinations in the best possible way. – noted Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Cruises.

coast of florence

Built in Fincantieri shipyard based in Marghera from 2016 to 2019 is a Vista class cruise, best known from sister brand Carnival Cruise Line and sister ships Carnival panorama, carnival view, and Horizon Carnival. Like all Costa Cruise ships, she represents a particular region or era in Italy, in this case, the Renaissance.

Costa Firenze Rendering

The 135,000 gross ton cruise ship can accommodate 5,260 guests in 2,136 cabins and 1,100 crew. With 13 different restaurants and 8 bars, the food and wine experience will be among the most varied in the Costa Cruises fleet. There is also an onboard water park for children, an adventure park, a spa, swimming pools and much more.

coast of florence made her maiden voyage from Savona on July 4 last year and is the second Vista-class cruise ship in the Costa fleet. Costa Venezia and Florence were custom-built for the Chinese market, but both ships have been sailing the Mediterranean since the Asian cruise market has been slow to allow cruises to resume.

The cruise ship will stop in Genoa this summer until November 2022. Between November 2022 and April 2023, the Costa Firenze will be based in Brazil, sailing between Santos and Salvador de Bahia.

Cruise ship Costa Firenze