Restart of cruise ships from Trieste: positive sign of recovery for Trieste’s local economy

The first ship to resume cruises in the Adriatic Sea and Greece started to sail again. The Costa Luminosa ship took off from the port of Trieste, marking an official restart in the cruise sector.

The passengers will visit Bari and four beautiful Greek destinations: Corfu, Athens, Mykonos and Katakolon/Olympia.

The restart was celebrated in Trieste by Costa Cruises President Mario Zanetti, together with several local authorities, including the Mayor of Trieste, Roberto Dipiazza; the Councilor of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Pierpaolo Roberti; the Captain of the Trieste Coast Guard, Vincenzo Vitale; and the CEO of Trieste Terminal Passeggeri, Francesco Mariani.

Mayor of Trieste Roberto Dipiazza said: “Trieste welcomes the return of the Costa Cruises ships. In recent years we have developed a very important collaboration with the company that guaranteed a regular presence of Costa ships in our beautiful city. Trieste is a city with a tourist vocation and the return of Costa rewards us for the work we are doing, but above all it means that tourists are back”.

Councilor of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region Pierpaolo Roberti added: “The restart of Costa Cruises from Trieste is one of the many positive signs of recovery for our local economy. Trieste, as all the art cities in Italy, has been strongly affected by pandemic crisis. Now reservations are resuming and there is a gradual return to normality. Trieste and the Friuli Venezia Giulia region are ready to welcome back tourists, thanks also to the safety protocols we implemented”.

“The Trieste Cruise Terminal restarts together with the Costa Luminosa. We have done our utmost to ensure the restart of the cruises from Trieste, together with all the authorities and operators, because we are confident that it will support the tourist growth of the City and the Region”, stated Francesco Mariani, CEO of Trieste Terminal Passeggeri.

The cruise ships will operate throughout the coming summer season and part of the autumn until mid-November 2021. Photo Pixabay