Due to construction delays at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, Costa Cruises has announced that Costa Smeralda will now be starting her program of 7-day Mediterranean cruises sailing from Savona on November 30, 2019.
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 construction of Costa Toscana has begun at the Meyer Turku shipyard, where her sister ship Costa Smeralda is nearing completion. Costa Smeralda and Costa Toscana, slated for delivery in October 2019 and 2021 respectively, will both be tributes to ‘Italy’s finest.’
Built at Meyer Turku shipyard, Costa Smeralda will launch in October 2019 as the Italian brand’s first ship powered by liquefied natural gas. Just 15 days after delivery of Costa Venezia, the first Costa ship designed specifically for Chinese market, Costa Smeralda’s float-out marks another major milestone for Italian company. New vessels underscore Costa’s commitment to fleet enhancement and ship-building strategy of innovating exceptional guest experiences, environmental responsibility and sustainable growth
Costa Smeralda will enter service in October and will be the first cruise ship for the world market fueled by LNG, the cleanest fossil fuel in the world
Costa Smeralda will enter service in 2019 as the first cruise ship to be marketed globally that will be fully powered by LNG.
Being built at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone as Costa first ship designed specifically for the Chinese market, Costa Venezia marks a major milestone for the Italian company and its commitment to future of Chinese cruise industry.
The naming ceremony will take place in Savona, Italy, on Nov. 3, 2019.