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  1. I posted that in the Smeralda specific thread: Corona Virus on Costa Ship in Rome - Royal Caribbean International - Cruise Critic Community
  2. Cruise operators aren’t likely to resume sailings from U.S. ports until the second half of 2021 under the best of circumstances, and possibly not until early 2022, one industry analyst says. “The sentiment for 2021 has now changed to ‘It’s possible 2021 will not be a return to (revenue) sailings in North America, or at least not before’ ” the fourth quarter, Truist Securities analyst Patrick Scholes wrote in a note Friday. He added that while cruise bookings are exceeding cancellations, “we now see July as the best case for restart,” though the fourth quarter is more
  3. ^ for context, COVID cases peaked about two months ago and MSC plans to sail Grandiosa on Sunday.
  4. Following what it called careful evaluation of the measures contained in the Italian government decree currently in force in Italy, Costa Cruises has decided to postpone the restart of its ships to March 13, 2021, according to a press release. "The company believes that the current set of restrictive measures does not allow its guests to enjoy an adequate on-shore experience and the ability to fully explore the itinerary’s destinations," said Costa, in a press release. "Costa Cruises supports the collective effort that Italy is making to deal with the health emergency a
  5. Friday morning saw the Costa Smeralda make contact with a cargo crane in the port of Savona, essentially destroying one of the ship's lifeboats. Local reports said the ship was maneuvering when the incident occured and there were no injuries. Shoreside damage included buildings and cranes. Costa will resume operations on March 13 with the Costa Smeralda with three- and four-day mini-cruises, or a seven-day cruise, calling at Savona, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, Naples, Messina and Cagliari.
  6. She is due for one, though don't expect any updates.
  7. All sailings over 7 days through Nov 1 are in limbo like that.
  8. Existing thread: Quantum Alaska Sailings Cancelled - Royal Caribbean International - Cruise Critic Community
  9. MSC Cruises confirmed MSC Grandiosa will be able to resume sailing from Italy on Jan. 24. The company had announced this date earlier, but today MSC noted the Italian government's ministerial decree allowing the resumption. Follows Christmas travel restrictions MSC Grandiosa will resume its weekly Western Mediterranean voyages following the forced pause of operations during the Christmas holiday season. The ship will depart Sundays from Genoa for Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples, Palermo and Valletta in Malta. Embarkation will be available from each port in Italy.
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