To ensure that guests are fit to travel, they must fill out an online questionnaire prior to boarding and have their temperature taken at the embarkation terminal, as well as a coronavirus test. In addition, check-ins will be done online to allow guests to socially distance, and guests must wear masks when boarding.
Onboard and Ashore
With social distancing being so important, Costa have reduced the capacity of their ships, and will allow fewer guests in public areas and on shore excursions. Restaurants will also be adapted so there is more spacing between tables and seating, and table service instead of buffets. Signs throughout the ship will remind guests to always stay a safe distance from one another, and hand sanitiser dispensers will be conveniently located onboard.
On top of their already high standards, Costa Cruises will increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfection, including public areas multiple times a day, cabin deep cleans before each cruise and further cleaning each day.
While entertainment will still be dazzling, Costa Cruises have made some changes. Theatre occupancy will be reduced by 50%, with guests required to wear masks and check in and out. However, the shows will be performed several times so there's no need to worry about missing out.
To ensure crew safety, they will have their temperatures taken before and after each sailing, be equipped with PPE and be fully trained in safety procedures.
Should anyone become ill onboard, each ship has a medical centre with doctors and other healthcare professionals on hand.