Explained a spokesperson for the line, ‘We have offered the Italian government Costa Magica to be integrated into the National Civil Protection’s plans as a potential temporary hub for Ukrainian refugees, should the number of arrivals in Italy increase in the coming weeks as a result of prolonged conflict.’

Part of ongoing support

Costa has already donated medical supplies and medicines to Ukrainian refugees for the treatment of injuries and common diseases.

‘Costa Cruises is following the dramatic events in Ukraine with great concern,’ said the spokesperson. ‘Our thoughts are with those affected, including the families of our many Ukrainian employees who are understandably concerned for their loved ones.’