Tour operator "For Gates Ukraine" is the official representative of the cruise company Costa Cruises in Ukraine.
The concept of the cruise company Costa Cruises - Italian Style Cruising “Cruises in Italian style”. And this is actually the case. After all, Costa Cruises was among the first to provide its passengers with the opportunity to enjoy the Mediterranean sun even in winter. At the moment, the company owns 15 liners that cruise the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East and South America, as well as exclusive cruises off the coast of China.
Passengers from all over the world will receive a warm welcome on board each of Costa's ships. After all, their crew strives to meet all the needs of their international passengers. 5 languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish) on board are considered to be official. And on some routes there are administrators who speak other languages.
The entire ship is at your disposal ... wide decks, swimming pools, an upper open deck with sun loungers, sun loungers and large towels, as well as theater halls, lounges, clubs and even a library.
Not sure where to spend your free time on board? Well, all 360 degrees of bright fun awaits you. Racing and golf simulators, recording studio, 4D cinema, karaoke, team games, sports tournaments, various master classes are just a small part of the entertainment that Costa Cruises can offer you. New performances await you every night in one of the stunning venues. In the Piano Bar, your evening will be enriched by the sounds of live music, and in the Grand Bar you will have the opportunity to dance. If you like nightlife, then be sure to visit the Casino or Disco, whose doors are open for guests who stayed up late. Costa's animation team throws amazing themed parties both on the dance floor and in the ship's saloons. And even if you forgot to bring the right clothes or jewelry with you, you can find everything you need in one of the many fashion boutiques.
Gourmet Italian cuisine, traditional cruise recipes or world classics - Costa Cruises will satisfy all tastes. Choose from restaurants, self-service restaurants, ethnic bars, or the cozy Panineria. Experienced sommeliers will offer you the best wines from around the world. Round off your daily journey across the ocean of flavors amid the temptations of the Chocolate Bar (with a chocolate fountain), the Club Restaurant, the Cigar & Cognac Bar, or the health food restaurant. And by ordering "All inclusive beverages" for most alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, you can calmly relax with a glass of wine at any time of the day.
To find the harmony of spirit and body, visit Samsara Spa - 6,000 m2 of pure pleasure, where an atmosphere of complete well-being reigns.
Want to take the whole family on a cruise and save some privacy? Then the Family Value offer from Costa Cruises is right for you. Now, traveling with a family of 4 or 5 people (2 adults and 2-3 children), you can order 2 cabins at once at a very attractive price.
Costa Cruises is always committed to the environment: recycling waste, saving water consumption, minimizing water and air pollution, efficient energy and fuel consumption are among the main concerns and goals of the company. Costa Cruises has received numerous awards in this area over the years, including the recent Poseidon Award for caring for water resources. In 2005 Costa Cruises also became the first cruise line in the world to receive the “Green Star,” the prestigious certification of the highest environmental standards for its entire fleet.
Visit one of the excursions organized by Costa Cruises. It will be an unforgettable experience of being in the most beautiful places in the world with a service where everything is thought out to the smallest detail. You can choose from over 2,000 unique excursions, each of which has been tailored for a specific purpose: cultural tourism, panorama, shopping tour, sports excursion, ecotourism, food tour, etc. Costa takes care of all the concerns. You have nothing to worry about.
Rest assured that Costa Cruises always offers the best prices and many privileges for its passengers. Among them: priority for disembarkation, reliable transport, experienced guides, quality food and drinks, discounts for children and ... the ship will not sail without you!
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New fares from Costa Cruises
The main cruise tariff applied by the Costa Cruises cruise line. Terms of payment and cancellation according to the rules
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Booking only guaranteed cabins of various categories. The choice of the cabin number and location on the decks when booking is not possible and is assigned by the cruise company independently before the cruise. Non-refundable deposit if canceled up to 55 days. The option is valid for 2 days.
Fare advantages: The lowest cost for the selected cruise. Disadvantages of the fare: Strict cancellation conditions, no price guarantee, no choice of cabin number and deck. Cancellation conditions - non-refundable amounts:
The amount of the deposit in the period more than 55 days before the cruise;
50% in the period 54 - 40 days before the cruise;
75% from 29 to 25 days before the cruise;
100% in the period 24 or less before the cruise.
An advanced cruise rate applied by Costa Cruises. Payment and cancellation terms are in accordance with Costa Cruises' rules.
Select the category of the cabin and its location in advance when booking. A non-refundable deposit of only € 60 per person if canceled up to 55 days. The option is valid for 8 days. The cruise price includes drinks packages.
Fare advantages: Includes beverage packages, long-term option, cruise cancellation with minimal losses, choice of cabin number and location. Disadvantages of the tariff: Higher cost.
The Pranzo & Cena Beverage Package is included in the cruise price: includes a selection of non-limiting alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks served by glass in the restaurant and buffet (lunch and dinner).
Premium Cabins (including MS and Samsara)
The Brindiamo Beverage Package is included in the cruise price: includes a selection of unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks by glass throughout the day in the restaurant, buffet or bars.
Choice of changing meals and restaurant for dinner. Free breakfast in the room.
Cancellation conditions - non-refundable amounts:
60 € for the period more than 55 days before the cruise;
25% in the period 55 - 40 days before the cruise;
50% between 39 and 25 days before the cruise;
75% in the period 24 - 15 days before the cruise;
100% in the period of 14 days or less before the cruise;
The premium cruise rate applied by the Costa Cruises cruise line. Payment and cancellation terms are in accordance with Costa Cruises' rules.
Choosing the category of the cabin and its location in advance when booking. Non-refundable deposit of only € 60 per person if canceled up to 55 days. The option is valid for 8 days. The cruise price includes packages of premium drinks, concierge services, one day in the spa area. Choice of changing meals and restaurant for dinner. Free breakfast in the room. Priority boarding and disembarkation from the liner.
Fare advantages: Includes beverage packages, long-term option, cruise cancellation with minimal losses, choice of cabin number and location. Premium services.
Disadvantages of the tariff: Higher cost.
Cancellation conditions - non-refundable amounts:
60 € for the period more than 55 days before the cruise;
25% in the period 55 - 40 days before the cruise;
50% between 39 and 25 days before the cruise;
75% in the period 24 - 15 days before the cruise;
100% in the period of 14 days or less before the cruise;
Official website of the company: http://www.costacruise.com
Costa Cruises Gold Ships 2019-2020
Specifications Year of construction - 2021 Tonnage - 183,900 tons Length - 337 m. Width - 42 m. Total cabin - 2600 Total passengers - 5200/6600 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2020 Tonnage - 135,500 tons Length - in development Width - in development Total cabins - in development Total passengers - 5260 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2019 Tonnage: 135,500 tons Length: 321.0 m. Width: 37 m. Total cabins: - 2116 cabins Total passengers: - 4200 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2019 Tonnage - 183,900 tons Length - 337 m. Width - 42 m. Total cabin - 2600 Total passengers - 5200-6518 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2014 Tonnage 132,500 tons Length 306.0 m. Width 37.2 m. Total cabins: - 1862 cabins Total passengers: - 4947 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2011 Tonnage 113,200 tons Length 289.5 m. Width 36.0 m. Total cabins: - 1508 cabins Total passengers: - 3800 people
Specifications Year of construction - 2011, renovation - 2018 Tonnage 114,500 tons Length 290.0 m. Width 35.0 m. Total cabins: - 1508 cabins Total passengers: - 3780 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2010 Tonnage 92,600 tons Length 294.0 m. Width 32.0 m. Total cabins: - 1130 cabins Total passengers: - 2826 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2009 Tonnage - 92,600 tons Length - 294 m. Width - 32.3 m. Total cabin - 1130 Passengers - 2826 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2009 (Renovation - 2017) Tonnage 114 147 tons Length 290.0 m. Width 35.5 m. Total cabins: - 1504 cabins Total passengers: - 3780 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2004 (Renovation 2017) Tonnage - 102,587 tons. Length - 272.2 m. Width - 35.5 m. Total cabin - 1358 Passengers - 3470 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2003, renovation (2017) Tonnage 85 619 tons Length 292.5 m. Width 32.2 m. Total cabins: - 1057 cabins Total passengers: - 2680 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 2003 Renovation - 2018 Tonnage - 103,000 tons Length - 272 m. Width - 36 m. Total cabin - 1358 Total passengers - 3470 people.
Specifications Year of construction - 1999, renovation 2013. Tonnage 48,200 tons Length 216.0 m. Width 28.8 m. Total cabins: - 624 cabins Total passengers: - 1600 people
Specifications Year of construction - 1996, renovation - 2018 Tonnage: 75,000 tons Length: 253.0 m. Width: 32 m. Total cabins: - 964 cabins Total passengers: - 1928 people
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FCC - Future Cruise Credit. A certificate for a cruise, according to which you can pay for a cruise in the future with this cruise company.
For how many days extra payment Penalties
(promotion "Book a cabin with a window - get a balcony"
30% of the total price 65 days before the start of the cruise
15 days before the cruise - no penalty.
14 days or less before the cruise - standard penalties.
* Payment is refunded by the FCC.
For all cruises departing in 2021
* when booking before 12/15/2020.
Promotional conditions for all cruise lines:
TO MAKE A TRIP TOURIST NEEDS
have a passport valid for the period of the trip and for a certain period after the end of the trip in accordance with the requirements for the duration of its validity by the consular services of the countries along the route,
obtain a valid visa (s) of the host countries along the route for the entire period of the trip.
purchase a travel package, which includes an air ticket (s), a package of documents for a cruise, medical insurance,
additional services at will
for children inscribed in the passport of the parent (s), it is necessary to have a photo in the passport when they reach the age of 6 years.
original power of attorney from both parents (for children leaving without parents) or original power of attorney from the second parent (for children traveling with one of the parents).
We recommend purchasing travel cancellation insurance.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE CRUISE
Your personal expenses in shops, drinks in bars and restaurants on the ship, use of minibars, ship communications (telephone, fax, TTY, internet), laundry and dry cleaning services. Also not included in the cruise price are the purchase of casino and slot tokens, video games, hairdressing, beauty treatments, shore excursions, nursing staff, tips to stewards and restaurant staff.
Attention: information about the services included in the cost of your cruise, specify when buying it.
SOME RECOMMENDATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS
AIRPORT, SEA PORT, STATION
Be especially vigilant in these places. Never lose sight of your luggage. Things should always be as close to you as possible and within your field of vision.
Do not change large sums of money, as you will not need them on the way to the hotel or on the ship. It is not customary abroad to demonstrate to strangers that you have money.
ON THE SHIP
Do not allow anyone who is not a member of the ship's cruise team to take care of your luggage. KEEP DOCUMENTS, MONEY, VALUES, AIR TICKETS in the cabin SAFE.
All cruise lines offer excursions in English, which are booked on board at the tour desk.
Do not take more cash with you than you need for one day.
Do not be late for boarding the bus at the beginning and during the tour.
During the tour, during stops, arrive on time to the place designated by the guide.
Do not leave money or valuables on the tour bus. The driver is not responsible for them. At the end of the tour, remember to take your belongings from the bus.
You should not carry personal documents with you - they will be completely replaced by a cruise card and a copy of your passport, certified by the ship's stamp.
Do not give unauthorized persons the number of your cabin on the ship or your room in the hotel.
If your traveller's checks or credit cards are stolen or lost, void them immediately. To do this, you need to call your bank.
On the street, try to avoid street demonstrations and other large gatherings of people. The crowd is a favorite spot for pickpockets who, unfortunately, are everywhere. Prepare travel money in advance when traveling by public transport.
Don't let unauthorized persons remember the place where you keep your money and valuables.
Do not take large sums of money with you unless absolutely necessary. Try not to carry money in carry-on bags. If you are used to a bag with a shoulder strap, be sure to hold it firmly while walking.
Do not wear jewelry while walking outside.
If you are going on an excursion in a group, ask the driver not to leave the bus in the parking lots.
Wear camcorders and cameras only on a strap and over your shoulder.
Refuse all suggestions of flowers and other items, as such actions are intended to distract your attention and make the thief's job easier. Avoid street card and dice players.
When you go on a family or group outing, arrange in advance where you meet in case any of you get lost.
Do not buy jewelry and household appliances on the street.
On the terraces of bars and restaurants, do not hang bags on the back of the seat or place them on the floor.
IF YOU HAVE GOT BINDED
When threatened with physical force, do not offer resistance. Try to remember the attacker's appearance (height, build, hair, eyes, nose, ears, special features, clothes, shoes, etc.), as well as the circumstances of the attack (time, place, direction in which the attacker disappeared; registration number and make his vehicle). Be sure to report the incident to the nearest police station.
MEDICAL SERVICES ON BOARD
Each boat has a therapist and a nurse, who are available around the clock during the voyage. Medical office opening hours are published in the cruise's daily newsletter. The office is equipped with modern medical equipment, but provides a limited range of services. Professional medical services and the provision of pharmacy services are paid. Medical services Guides for the elimination of symptoms of any disease are available in the clinical office.
If you have a special medical condition, please describe it to your agent when booking.
There are currency exchange offices at the Information desks of cruise ships. The exchange accepts convertible currencies (US dollars, Euros, pounds sterling, etc.), as well as travelers checks denominated in these currencies. A commission is charged on exchange transactions.
DINING IN CRUISE SHIP RESTAURANTS
On cruise ships, meals usually take place in 2 shifts. Meal times are determined on board upon boarding.
Meal times can be changed depending on the cruise program. See the daily newspaper "Today" for your lunch and dinner times.
If during booking you indicated which shift is preferable to you, your wish will be taken into account. However, please bear in mind that the cruise administration has the right to independently determine the meal times on board for any passenger.
It is advisable to use telephone booths in the ports of parking, as well as phones in bars or restaurants, since it is much cheaper than calling directly from the ship (a call will cost at least 9 euros per minute of conversation).
The tip will be included in your final bill and payable on the last day of the cruise at a rate of approximately € 10 per day (depending on the duration of the cruise).
CLOTHING STYLE ON BOARD
There is no specific “dress code” on the ships, but for your convenience we advise you to dress in a free and comfortable “casual” style during the day, sportswear is also possible, provide bathing suits for swimming, be sure to take comfortable shoes with you. Beachwear is not permitted in the main restaurants and lounges. For breakfast and dinner, we suggest you wear long shorts or skirts. For dinner you can wear something graceful and elegant (women - dresses or suits, men - a suit or shirt and trousers). We advise you not to go without shoes.
We advise you to wear comfortable clothes and shoes during the excursions. We remind you that a more modest and restrained style is needed to inspect and visit religious sites, monuments and temples.
BEFORE LEAVING THE AIRPORT
We kindly ask you to check the availability of the following documents:
foreign passports for everyone who goes on a trip;
travel vouchers (vouchers);
driver's license if you plan to rent a car;
powers of attorney from both parents (for children traveling without parents), or a power of attorney from the other parent (for children traveling with one of the parents).
Practice shows that your lack of sufficient cash (at least 50 Euro per person per day) may be grounds for deportation.
DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL
Your tour starts at the airport 3 hours before the departure time indicated on your ticket.
the company strongly recommends you not to be late for the airport at the appointed time, guided by the principle: "It is better to spend an extra hour in DUTYFREE duty-free shops than to be left without a paid vacation."
The tickets you received cannot be rewritten and cannot be returned to the ticket office.
To board a flight:
You need to go through customs.
If you do not have items and / or valuables subject to mandatory customs control, then you can skip filling out the customs declaration and go through the Green Corridor for registration.
Otherwise, you need to fill out a customs declaration, the forms of which are located in front of the customs line on tables or special counters.
Remember that cash in the amount of 3,000 to 10,000 US dollars (or the equivalent in other currencies, including hryvnia) is subject to MANDATORY customs declaration.
Customs control is carried out in the same wing where check-in for the flight is carried out. KEEP CUSTOMS DECLARATION UNTIL YOU RETURN TO ARRIVAL IN UKRAINE.
The import of items for personal use is unlimited. If necessary, the customs office can obtain documents certifying the fact that the item was imported legally.
Duty-free import of the following goods (per person) is limited to the EU countries:
strong drinks (over 22%) - 1 liter; liqueurs and liqueurs (22% and below) - 2 liters; light wines (9-11%) - 3 liters; cigarettes - 200 pieces; cigars - 50 pieces; tobacco - 250 gr.; coffee - 500 gr.; tea - 100 gr.; perfume and cologne - 50 gr., or 1/4 liter. It should be noted that the duty-free import of alcohol and tobacco is allowed only to persons at least 17 years old, and coffee - to persons at least 15 years old.
Attention: we ask you to check with your agency the information in this section before traveling.
You need to check in for your flight at the check-in counter and receive your boarding pass.
The check-in counter number is indicated on the central board - opposite your flight number. All questions about your seat number are resolved only during check-in. If you are traveling with a child or want to have a specific
If you have a seat on the plane, you should arrive at check-in early in order to get a seat that is comfortable for you.
Next, you should go through border control.
Boarding the flight is carried out after passing the above procedures through the EXIT, the number of which is indicated in the boarding pass you received during check-in.
You must go through passport control and customs area yourself. You must present your passport with visa at passport control. After passing through passport control you will find yourself in the so-called. The "customs zone" where selective inspection can be carried out.
While you are at the airport, you should very carefully monitor your personal belongings and do not change large sums of money unnecessarily, as cases of theft of money from tourists have become more frequent lately.
After everyone has gathered and checked into the list with their escort, the whole group, accompanied by an employee of the host side, goes to the appropriate bus. During the transfer from the airport, the attendant will provide the necessary information.
In the event of any problem related to your stay on the ship, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR agency IMMEDIATELY.
REGISTRATION AND BOARDING
Upon arrival at the port, YOU WILL RECEIVE LUGGAGE TAGS, which must be attached to your luggage.
Do not forget to write your surname (in Latin), the name of the ship (in Latin) and the cabin number on each tag!
Usually the movers write it themselves! You need to check all the data! Your baggage will be delivered to your cabin door (usually no later than an hour after sailing). Leave with you only carry-on luggage with valuables and essentials. In case your luggage is delayed, go to the information desk in the central lobby of the vessel - your tags may have come off or were illegible.
Check-in usually starts 4 hours before departure and all passengers must be on board no later than one hour before departure. DO NOT CONFUSE REGISTRATION AND LANDING. Registration is a confirmation that you have arrived and are ready to cruise. The purpose of this act is to check your documents and issue the final passenger documents. Here it is appropriate to draw a parallel with the flight, there you also first check in, and only then you are invited to board the plane.
Upon entering the port terminal, follow the signs with the cruise line logo and your ship's name to the check-in area. In the registration area go to the information desk ("Information" or "GuestRelations") with your vouchers and passports.
Here you should receive your cruise tickets and an application form.
Then follow to the check-in counters. Desks REGISTER BY CABIN NUMBERS (for example, counter number 1 - cabin numbers 1101 - 1300, etc.). Therefore, you must go exactly to the check-in desk to which your cabin number belongs. There are also counters for VIP passengers. Usually these are passengers of grand suites, suites, mini-suites. AT THE REGISTRATION COUNTER you present your ZARANPASSPORT, CRUISE TICKETS, FILLED IN APPLICATION (the form is issued together with the ticket). When registering, you will be asked how you will pay your bills - in cash or by credit card. If in cash, then simply make the appropriate mark in the system and on your ticket. If by credit card (only cards of the following payment systems are accepted: Visa, American Express, MasterCard), then your card details will be entered into the system. Subsequently, all your payments on board will be debited from this card.
ATTENTION! THE CARD MUST BE ENOUGH CASH! Otherwise, the process of closing the account at the end of the cruise can be very difficult.
Go to boarding in accordance with the boarding queue number, which will be assigned to you at the end of check-in.
ATTENTION! Waiting in line for boarding can take from 1 to 2 hours! You can spend this time visiting duty free shops. To board, follow the signs.
When boarding the ship
You have to pass the ship's security post: present your documents and the Costa card to the ship's security officer (you will be given it upon registration). Then go to the front desk and hand over your passport and ask for a copy.
ATTENTION!!! Be sure to put the ship's stamp on the copy of your documents.
Immediately after boarding, you can eat at the buffet restaurant (lunch is usually served until 16-00).
RULES FOR DEPARTURE AND RETURN TO BOARD
When leaving the ship, you MUST present your cruise card to the security representative. ONLY AFTER THAT YOU CAN GO TO THE SHORE.
When returning to the ship, you must go through the metal detector by presenting your cruise card (CostaCard). In some cases, the security officer may ask you to show a copy of your passport.
RECEPTION OF GUESTS ON BOARD
When boarding, your guests must present their documents and you must sign in a special form. All expenses for receiving guests are borne by you. The guest cannot pay with his credit card, as it is not registered trated by the billing center of the ship and will not be accepted in bars.
Guests must be on the liner ONE HOUR before the ship leaves.
LATE ON BOARD
A tourist who does not show up at the cruise registration is considered a latecomer.
The tour of a late tourist is subject to cancellation, and the ENTIRE AMOUNT paid for the cruise is NOT REFUNDABLE !!!
If you are still late, then ALWAYS warn the accompanying person personally (by phone / fax, etc.) or through your agency that you will catch up with the ship at the next berthing port. Otherwise, the cruise administration reserves the right to sell an unoccupied cabin!
A tourist who does not appear on the ship in any port of the berth is considered to be lagging behind.
Each port of departure and anchorage of the cruise line has its representative office or authorized agency (phone numbers are listed in the on-board newspaper).
ATTENTION! The service of assistance in case of being late and falling behind is paid!
ON-BOARD PAYMENT SYSTEM
On European cruises, all prices are in EURO. CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED on board! An analogue of a credit card is used for calculations, the so-called CostaCard cruise card. It is also a pass to the ship, and together with a copy of the passport certified by the seal of the ship - an identity card (for the duration of the cruise). All passenger expenses on the ship, excluding casino expenses, are recorded on this card. The card is issued upon registration for the cruise.
If you pay your boat expenses with a credit card, ONLY ONE CARD MAY BE USED. When paying bills from different (two or more) cards, ALL expenses incurred by you during the cruise will be debited FROM ALL cards. The refund process will take at least 6 months.
We recommend you RECEIVE and STORE ALL ACCOUNTS UNTIL THE END OF THE CRUISE. This will allow you to control your expenses and eliminate possible errors in calculations on the part of the cruise administration.
Euro cash is accepted on site. Currency exchange is available at the reception. There are ATMs on board for cash withdrawals.
At the end of the cruise, you can pay your shipping costs as follows: CASH, TRAVEL CHECKS, CREDIT CARDs of the following payment systems: Visa, MasterCard, American Express. Other means of payment WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
END OF THE CRUISE
CALCULATION FOR SERVICES PROVIDED ON BOARD DURING THE CRUISE
On the last evening, we recommend that you carefully calculate the costs and prepare the required amount in advance.
When making the FINAL CALCULATION, it is recommended that you HAVE ALL BILLS issued to you during the cruise.
In the morning, as early as possible, you should go to the reception, where the final payment should be made.
CASH PAYMENT. After making sure that there are no errors in the final invoice, pay the required amount. In case of your disagreement or doubts about the amount of the invoice, you should consult with the accounting manager, who is next to the administrator and has all the information on your invoices.
PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD. Make sure there are no errors in the final invoice and then sign the invoice. Don't forget to bring your copy of the invoice! The money will be automatically debited from the card.
After all bills have been paid, the administrator must close the Costa Card. You can now go ashore.
OTHERWISE, YOU WILL NOT BE RELEASED ON THE SHORE!
Attention! Don't forget to collect your passports at the end of your cruise!
On the last evening, luggage tags will be brought to your cabin, similar to those you had when boarding the ship. These tags must be stuck on your luggage and placed in the corridor by the door to your cabin no later than 1 am. Do not check in any valuables, including high value items
photographic equipment and electronics. Never leave any documents in your luggage - passport, return flight tickets, vouchers for accommodation after a cruise, etc. You will receive your luggage in the baggage claim area of the port at the end of the cruise.
REMINDER TO THE ABROAD (this information applies to all countries of the world and may be useful to you on further travels abroad)
You are going on a trip abroad. In this case, you need to know that in a number of foreign countries there is a real possibility of infection with especially dangerous infectious and parasitic diseases that affect the vital organs of the human body, and can lead to the death of the patient.
Among such diseases, the most dangerous are cholera, plague, yellow fever, HIV infection (AIDS), malaria (a large number of deaths), hydrophobia (rabies).
Recently, in connection with the development of international tourism, cases of infection of citizens with the above infectious diseases have become more frequent, which is associated with their FAILURE TO COMPLETE OBLIGATORY PREVENTIVE MEASURES. Therefore, we recommend that you, while on a tourist trip abroad, observe the following simple rules for the prevention of the above infectious diseases:
use guaranteed safe water and drinks (boiled water, drinking water and drinks only in their original packaging);
wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly with safe water;
avoid food from trays and non-certified state-owned cafes and restaurants;
when swimming in ponds and pools, try to prevent water from entering the mouth;
follow basic rules of personal hygiene (wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before eating and preparing food, after using the toilet);
do not make contact with stray animals. If you inflict even a minor wound on your animals, see a doctor immediately. Untimely access to a doctor in contact with a rabid animal is fatal in 100% of cases;
beware of bites by mosquitoes, mosquitoes and other insects, using protective creams, aerosols, etc. For the prevention of malaria, you can purchase the drug DELAGIL at the pharmacy. It is necessary to consult a doctor about the method of its use;
beware of casual sex, use condoms and other protective equipment;
do not purchase items of clothing from random people (it is possible to get infected with diseases transmitted by contact);
it is not recommended to walk barefoot and in open shoes.
Some features and symptoms of the most dangerous infectious diseases
Recently, there has been an increase in the number of countries in the world where the incidence and outbreaks of cholera are recorded. The most unfavorable countries for cholera on the European and Asian continents are: India, Laos, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan. Cholera pathogens (vibrios) enter the human body through the mouth with water or food. The most dangerous foods are those that are not cooked - raw fruits and vegetables, liquid foods such as milk, etc. Infection is also possible through contaminated objects (dishes, bed linen, etc.). The incubation period for cholera is 5 days. The characteristic signs of cholera are diarrhea and vomiting, which result in dehydration. Cholera is fatal in case of delay in seeking medical help.
The carrier of the causative agent of the plague is fleas that parasitize on rodents. There are two types of plague:
Bubonic plague - infection occurs through contact (bite) with infected animals. Symptoms are swollen lymph nodes.
The pneumonic form of plague is transmitted by airborne droplets. Symptoms are a sudden rise in temperature, chills, severe headache, shortness of breath, and coughing up blood.
The incubation period for plague is from several hours to 6 days. Only with timely access to a doctor is the treatment of plague possible.
Acute viral disease. This virus is carried by mosquitoes. Accordingly, infection can occur both in nature and in the city. Symptoms are headache, high fever, rash. The incubation period is 3 - 6 days. The specified disease is common in 47 countries of the South American and African continents. When traveling to these countries, vaccination is required, which is the only and mandatory measure to prevent this disease. Vaccinations are carried out at least 10 days before departure. The vaccine lasts 10 years.
Distributed in almost all countries of the world, including the USA and Europe. In case of infection with the immunodeficiency virus, a person becomes a carrier of HIV infection and, while remaining outwardly completely healthy for a long time, can infect sexual partners. HIV infection leads to the development of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Today's medicine does not know effective remedies against AIDS. The characteristic signs of this disease are: sudden weight loss, chronic diarrhea, swollen lymph nodes, fungal diseases. The most reliable way of prevention is to avoid questionable sex. A fairly reliable means of prevention is the use of condoms, especially in combination with spermicidal ointments.
If you develop symptoms that may indicate your possible illness, you should immediately consult a doctor. Self-medication can aggravate your condition and lead to the most tragic consequences. If you feel unwell on your return to Moscow on the plane, be sure to contact the flight attendant. REMEMBER that COVERING an illness entails ADMINISTRATIVE and CRIMINAL LIABILITY.
From 01.05.2022 on board all Costa Cruises ships there are new sanitary protocols approved by the Italian and European authorities.
The new provisions provide for the easing of measures against Covid-19 amid an improved sanitary and epidemiological situation and the continuation of the vaccination campaign, which will allow guests to get an even better experience of cruising both on board the liner and on land. At the same time, safety standards will remain at a consistently high level.
Listed below are all the major innovations. After reading them, you can use specific examples to make sure that the situation with cruises is gradually normalizing. We have divided the whole process into several stages - from the moment you have not yet gone on a cruise, and up to your stay on board.
You must register online and complete a health questionnaire 72 hours before departure. Upon completion of the procedure, you can download the form, which will indicate the allotted time of boarding.
Online registration will be denied to all guests who, when completing the questionnaire, stated that:
• In the last 7 days before departure, they tested positive for Covid-19;
• During the last 7 days before leaving, they developed symptoms of Covid-19 or another infectious disease;
• During the last 10 days, they have been in close contact with those suspected / confirmed of having Covid-19.
TEST 48 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE
All guests over 2 years of age must provide a negative antigen test 48 hours before boarding. Children under 2 years of age, in turn, may not take the antigen test before boarding.
CRUISE PORT TEST
All guests are now relieved of the obligation to undergo an examination and hand over a nasopharyngeal swab at the landing berth.
Identity document or valid passport.
Guests with an EU DIGITAL COVID-19 CERTIFICATE (or similar certificate) obtained after completing a full vaccination course recognized by the World Health Organization or (if the disease has already been transmitted) after receiving at least one dose of the vaccine will be eligible. IMPORTANT: Sputnik V is only accepted for Costa Venezia in Turkey.
Upon boarding, all guests 12 years of age and older, regardless of where they came from, will be required to present a valid original or digital certificate (Green Pass or equivalent certificate) that confirms one of the following requirements:
• Booster (3 doses or 1 + 1 dose of J&J);
• Complete vaccination (2 doses or 1 dose of J&J) + recovery;
• Full vaccination (2 doses) during the period of landing (270 days for guests of all other European countries arriving in Italy);
• 2 doses + recovery from Covid (from the moment of recovery no more than 6 months);
• Recovery from Covid + 1 dose and vice versa, during the term of the country of landing (540 days for guests of all other European nationalities going to Italy).
* the above information can be changed at any time, we recommend clarifying the requirements before landing.
Guests who have contracted the coronavirus but have not been vaccinated with a single dose of the vaccine will not be allowed on board.
Covid insurance is no longer required. However, Costa Cruises strongly recommends that you take out insurance before leaving.
If your cruise starts in Spain and you come from another country or territory, you must complete the FCS form at www.spth.gob.es before entering the country (the site is available in English, French, Spanish and German). This requirement is not required for transit passengers.
If your cruise starts in Turkey and you arrive from another country or territory, you must complete the form at https://register.health.gov.tr/ 72 hours before entering the country. This requirement is not required for transit passengers.
STAY ON BOARD
USING A MASK
Until May 31, the use of a mask (surgical mask or respirator) will be mandatory.
• In closed public areas;
• In the open air, where it is impossible to maintain social distance;
• During the transfer (for example, by bus or boat).
If the dynamics of infections allow, then from June 1, Costa Cruises will repeal this rule, and the use of the mask will be mandatory only in elevators, during boarding and disembarking on land, in buses, on boats, and in case of visiting the cabin doctor.
The same rules apply as on land: it is desirable to observe the distance, but not necessarily.
MIDDLE CRUISE TEST AND TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT
For all guests vaccinated with vaccines that have been approved by the EMA (European Medicines Agency) Pfizer, Novovax, Moderna, AstraZeneca, J&J - the following rules apply:
• The mid-cruise test is no longer conducted unless otherwise ordered by local authorities;
• Temperature will no longer be measured (except for routes passing through Spanish ports - on such routes the temperature is measured during landing and during the cruise).
Guests over the age of 12 vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine must be tested for the antigen every 48 hours.
SERVICES ON BOARD
It will be possible to use services in public places on ships (for example, in restaurants, theaters, spas, gyms, bars, shops, gaming rooms, casinos) in compliance with the rules provided for similar establishments on land. The occupancy rate of these establishments will return to 100%.
RESTAURANTS AND BUFFET
A self-service buffet will once again be available for guests.
EXCURSIONS AND TRANSFERS
In all ports, guests will be offered a large list of excursions to choose from, they will also be able to go to the ports of call on their own.
The capacity of buses intended for excursions and passenger transportation will again be 100%. To track possible contacts with guests who received positive test results, a scheme of places will be drawn up. Persons in close contact will be considered 2 passengers in the front row, in the back row and on the side of the passenger who received positive test results. All passengers are required to wear a mask (surgical mask or respirator) and sit in their designated area throughout the journey.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. Are the measures provided for in the protocols also applicable outside Italy?
Yes. The new protocols meet the requirements set by all countries to whose ports Costa ships will call, including those that are not members of the European Union. There is only one small exception related to boarding in Greek ports.
2. What is provided for those who board the ports of Greece?
Passengers boarding in Greek ports must be tested 24 hours before boarding, not 48 hours as in other ports.
3. Will the safety protocols for cruises this fall and winter remain the same as they will be from May 1?
It should be clarified at once that the protocols are not permanent and change depending on the general situation and the decisions taken by the authorities of the countries whose borders are crossed by Costa Cruises. Thus, if we talk about cruises that will take place many months later, we can assume that by that time additional changes will be made to the measures provided for today. At the same time, at the moment, the measures that are in force since May 1, are also relevant for cruises, the start date of which falls on the period from the end of summer.
4. Will an antigen test 48 hours before departure be mandatory even if the infection situation continues to improve?
At the moment, Costa Cruises believes that this requirement must still be in place for guests to enjoy a safe and peaceful journey. If the overall situation improves, the cruise company will evaluate the possibility of easing the rules of boarding.
5. Do the new rules of boarding apply only to those who have been infected with coronavirus and vaccinated in a single dose, or also to those who have contracted coronavirus but have not been vaccinated?
Guests over the age of 12 who have had Covid but have not received a single dose of the vaccine cannot board. A certificate of recovery alone (without any vaccinations) is not a sufficient basis for boarding.
6. What is provided for those who have been vaccinated or become ill, but who do not have a green pass certificate?
Those who do not have a green pass certificate can board after presenting similar certificates confirming full vaccination or receiving at least one dose of vaccine after recovery from Covid.
7. When must such certificates be issued in order for them to be valid?
The rules established for the validity of the certificate in the country of embarkation should be followed.
8. What is provided for guests who, in the period before departure, were in close contact with a person who received positive test results?
Such guests may board the ship only after 10 days from the last contact with the person who received confirmed positive test results.
9. What measures are provided for guests who have a certificate confirming the fact of vaccination with a vaccine not approved by the EMA (European Medicines Agency)?
Guests are still required to provide negative results for the antigen test performed 48 hours before boarding. In addition, guests will be obliged after boarding We test for antigen every 48 hours. This measure does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
10. Is there a social distance on board?
As with land, it is recommended to maintain a social distance of at least one meter as a precautionary measure on board.
11. Will the capacity of the vessel be reduced?
There must be enough free cabins on board to be sufficient to comply with the temporary isolation / quarantine measures provided for in the protocol. The number of such cabins is 2% of the number of passengers and 2% of the crew.
12. Do I need to wear a mask on board?
At the moment, it is mandatory to wear it in closed public areas and in open areas, where social distance is impossible. If the dynamics of infections allow, then from June 1, the cruise company will make it optional to wear masks in public areas. However, wearing masks will be mandatory in elevators, during boarding and disembarking, on buses, on boats, as well as in the case of visiting the cabin of a ship's doctor.
13. How will the service on board change? For example, a buffet? Jacuzzi? Spas? Will there be holidays on board again?
It will be possible to use the services on board in compliance with the rules provided for similar services on land. So, for example, the load of restaurants, theaters, spas, gyms and bars on board will return to 100%. The resumption of the entertainment program, including discos and holidays on board, has been confirmed. The buffet will be offered in self-service mode and will include ready meals and individual portions.
14. Will temperature measurement at the landing stage and on board be mandatory?
This is no longer a mandatory requirement. At the moment, the temperature is measured only when landing in Spanish ports; in addition, the temperature is measured at least once during cruises on routes passing through Spanish ports. The temperature is measured using special terminals installed on board ships.
15. If a guest on board receives positive test results, will he be able to land and return home at his own expense?
The health authorities of the landing port will evaluate each case. With permission from the health authorities, guests can go home in their car or in a protected vehicle. If the distance between the landing port and the place of residence is large, the health authorities will ask for an isolation period in the COVID onshore ward.
16. Can guests who have been in close contact with those who have tested positive (family members of such persons) board / stay on board?
If positive results were obtained during boarding, the person who received positive results, as well as those who travel with him / her, cannot board.
If positive results were obtained during the cruise, then persons in close contact with the patient should be tested immediately. In the event of a negative result, persons in close contact with the patient may remain on board, but must comply with certain rules.
Guests who have been vaccinated (or received a booster dose) more than 120 days ago or who have recovered from the disease more than 90 days ago are required to spend 5 days in a quarantine cabin; after this period and before returning to the activities on board, they must be tested for Covid, and within 10 days after contact with a person who has tested positive, they must continue to wear a respirator.
If those who have been in close contact with the patient have been vaccinated or received a booster dose less than 120 days ago, or if they have recovered from the disease less than 90 days ago, they are only required to eat in the cabin for the first Use respirator for 5 days and 10 days.
17. In case of disembarkation of guests who received positive results, will the cruise still continue in accordance with the program?
Yes, it will continue according to the program. If the number of passengers who test positive increases significantly, all guests on board may be tested in consultation with the health authorities; the list of services provided on board may also be changed to limit the possibility of the virus spreading.
18. Will there be a limited number of seats on buses used for passenger transport and excursions?
These vehicles will be 100% full. Passengers will be required to wear a mask (not necessarily a respirator, a regular surgical mask will also work). The scheme of seats will be made, it will be impossible to change a place, and if the passenger receives positive results of the test, the persons who were in close contact with it, will consider those who were in 2 seats in each direction from the person who received confirmed positive test results.