Cruise Line Cancels Entire Season in South America Impacting Three Ships
Costa Cruises has announced the cancellation of the 2020-2021 South America cruise season impacting three vessels.
Costa Cancels Cruises in South America
Costa Cruises will not be sending its ships to South America for the 2020/21 season due to the global health crisis. Cruises aboard Costa Fascinosa, Costa Luminosa, and Costa Pacific from November 2020 to April 2021 have been cancelled.
Dario Rustico, executive president of Costa Cruises for Central and South America, said:
“Costa Cruises has been sailing in South America uninterrupted for 72 years and we are committed to continue operating here”
“We look forward to resuming operations in the region in the 2021-2022 season with two ships, continuing to offer the best of Italy on board our ships and a unique and yet exclusive experience for our South American guests.”
The cruise company is in contact with the travel agencies and the guests who purchased the impacted cruises, to inform their decision and communicate about the conversion of the amount paid for the canceled cruise, minus the travel agent commission, in credit to be used as payment (or part of payment), for reservations made up to December 31, 2021, of any other cruise departing until June 30, 2022.
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In announcing this decision, Costa also announces the opening of sales for the 2021-2022 season in South America on Sept. 8. The cruise line will have two ships operating between December 2021 and April 2022 in the region. Costa Favolosa will begin cruises on December 5, 2021 and Costa Pacifica will begin sailings on December 31, 2021.
Costa Cruises also resumed operations in Europe over the weekend starting with the Costa Deliziosa out of Triste, Italy. You can read more right here.
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