New Inaugural Program for Costa Smeralda

Costa Smeralda, the first Costa Cruises ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), will now commence her inaugural program of cruises on November 30, 2019 as a result of delays in her construction which mean that she cannot be delivered on the date originally agreed.

Costa Cruises has learned of this postponement, which unfortunately entails the cancellation of all the new flagship’s initial cruises and the inaugural activities previously scheduled. Consequently, Costa Smeralda’s first cruise will now be departing from … Read the rest

Costa Cruises’ New E-Brochure Gives an Inside Look Into the Upcoming Costa Smeralda

The debut of Costa Cruises’ newest flagship, Costa Smeralda, is on the horizon and anticipation is steadily rising. Ahead of its October unveiling, the cruise line released a comprehensive Costa Smeralda e-brochure to better acquaint travel advisors and cruisers with the state-of-the-art ship.

The detailed online catalog offers insight to the ship’s sustainable use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and spectacular features — covering everything from deck plans and itineraries to the incredible amenities guests can expect to discover onboard.… Read the rest

Costa Cruises Holds Steel-Cutting Ceremony for Costa Toscana, Its Second LNG-Fueled Ship

The first steel was cut today at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland for Costa Toscana, a future addition to the fleet of Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company.

Costa Toscana is the second of the two new sister ships ordered by Costa Cruises and powered both in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. The first, Costa … Read the rest

Costa Cruises Celebrates Float-Out of Newest Ship, Costa Smeralda

Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company and cruise operator, today celebrated the official float-out ceremony of its new ship, Costa Smeralda,  at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, one of the biggest shipbuilding complexes in the world.

As part of today’s float-out ceremony, the new Costa flagship officially reached the sea for the first time. The celebration, hosted by the senior management of Costa Cruises … Read the rest

Funnel Installed on Costa Smeralda, Costa Cruises’ New LNG Flagship

A milestone in the construction of Costa Smeralda, Costa Cruises’ new flagship, at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, was marked as the characteristic yellow funnel with the blue “C” was installed.

The funnel is not only a brand symbol, it is directly connected to the main technological innovation of the ship: Costa Smeralda will be the first cruise ship for the world market, specifically Europe, to be fueled, both in port and at sea, by liquefied natural … Read the rest

Costa Cruises Holds Coin Ceremony for Costa Smeralda

Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company and cruise operator, celebrated the traditional coin ceremony for its new ship, Costa Smeralda, yesterday, July 4, at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, one of the biggest shipbuilding complexes in the world.

Entering service in 2019, Costa Smeralda will be the first cruise ship to be marketed broadly to consumers around the globe, particularly in Europe and … Read the rest

Costa Cruises Celebrates Float Out of Costa Venezia

Costa Cruises, the Italian company of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world, today celebrated the official floatout ceremony of Costa VeneziaCosta’s first ship designed and built specifically for the China market. The ceremony was held at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, where the ship is being built.

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Costa’s New Flagship: Costa Smeralda is a Tribute to Italy

Costa Cruises has presented an innovative virtual reality preview of Costa SmeraldaCosta Cruises’ new flagship and the first cruise ship to be powered both in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas (LNG) that is currently under construction at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland.

Costa Smeralda will be an authentic tribute to the Belpaese, offering a unique travel experience inspired by the style, hospitality and warmth of ItalySmeralda’s debut is scheduled for … Read the rest