Costa Cruises is extending its operations halt until August 15, 2020, and is cancelling all cruises in northern Europe for the remainder of the 2020 summer season.

“The decision is linked to the uncertainty about the gradual reopening of ports to cruise ships and the restrictions that may still be in place for the movements of people due to the COVID-19 global pandemic,” said the company in a statement.

In addition, all future cruises on Costa Victoria have been cancelled.

Costa said it will reach out to inform both travel agents and guests affected by these changes. “They will be guaranteed a reprotection in accordance with the applicable legislation, which offers the highest guarantee in this contingency situation,” said Costa.

The company continues to work alongside all relevant authorities to define health protocols for a potential restart of cruises as soon as possible. For more information, go to

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