Costa Cruises announces changes to scheduled Caribbean itineraries between December of this year and March 2018. The company’s three vessels scheduled to operate on the Caribbean islands – Costa Pacifica, Costa Deliziosa and Costa Magica – will make alternative routes during the season 2017/2018.
Costa is in solidarity with the affected local populations and, through Carnival Corporation, the controlling company of the Costa Group, has been providing assistance to the affected islands with a financial support of US $ 10 million, in addition to acting in close collaboration with the institutions locations.
Cruise ships aboard the Costa Deliziosa, departing from Fort Lauderdale between December 2017 and February 2018, originally with stopovers on the island of Key West in southern Florida, will now either go to Miami (USA) or to the island of Grand Bahama , in the Bahamas.
All seven-night cruises aboard the Costa Pacifica ship, with shipments in La Romana, Dominican Republic, between January and March 2018 will have the stopovers in Philipsburg (St. Maarten) changed to offshore navigation periods.
The Costa Magica, which will travel seven nights from the port of Guadalupe, will replace the stops in Tortola (British Virgin Islands), Philisburg (St. Maarten), St. John’s (Antigua) and Roseau (Dominica) by visits to the islands of Bonaire, Aruba, Curaçao and Granada during the months of December 2017 and March 2018.
For more than 50 years sailing the Caribbean islands, Costa will continue to monitor the region’s climate situation and maintain close contact with the National Hurricane Center and also with climate experts.
Costa Cruises is confident that the new destinations will provide guests with the ultimate Caribbean vacation experience. He hopes to resume operations on the affected islands soon, thus strengthening the local economy and tourism.