(6:46 a.m. EDT) -- Costa Diadema has successfully restarted cruising in the Mediterranean -- the second Costa Cruises ship to do so in as many weeks.
The 3,693-passenger ship set sail from Genoa yesterday with Italians only onboard and calling only at Italian ports.
Costa Deliziosa became the first Carnival Corp. ship to restart cruising on September 8, from Trieste, in northern Italy. So far, the 2,260-passenger ship has completed two full voyages without incident.
Both ships operate an extremely strict health and safety protocol, which includes a COVID-19 test pre-boarding, daily temperature checks for crew and passengers and ship-organised shore excu