Costa Cruises first of two $950 million cruise ships, Costa Smeralda, has returned to the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, following a series of sea trials.
The 6554-passenger ship, which is powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) is to launch later than originally planned.
The delivery of Costa Cruises’ first LNG-powered cruise ship has been delayed and is now due to debut at the end of November 2019.
The 183,900 gross tonne ship is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. Due to construction delays the ship will not be ready for its original delivery date.
The steel cutting ceremony for Costa Toscana took place at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland on 30 July 2019.
The ship, which will be a sister to Costa Smeralda, is the second new cruise ship for Costa Cruises to be fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) is set to debut in 2021.
The unique feature of the Costa Cruises fleet has been applied to the hull of the cruise line’s new flagship, Costa Smeralda.
The 183,900 gross tonne ship is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and is expected to launch in October 2019.
The newest addition to the 135,500 gross tonne Costa Cruises fleet, the Costa Venezia, has arrived in Shanghai as the ship made its maiden call.
The maiden call of the vessel saw a group of VIPs take part in a ceremony on board the ship. Amongst the VIP guests was the Vice Mayor of Shanghai and executives from Carnival Corporation and the Costa Group.
Costa Cruises have announced the name of its next newbuild cruise ship which is bound for China when it debuts in October 2020.
The new 135,500 gross tonne ship will be named Costa Firenze and will be a sister to Costa Venezia, which will also operate in the Chinese cruise market.
Costa Cruises new flagship, Costa Smeralda has been floated out of the construction dry-dock at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland.
At 183,900 gross tonnes, the new ship is the largest ever constructed for Costa Cruises and will become the new flagship of the fleet when it enters service in October 2019.
The traditional coin ceremony has taken place for Costa Cruises’ brand new 180,000 gross tonne Costa Smeralda, which will be the largest cruise ship ever built for the cruise line and the first in the fleet to be fully powered by LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas).
The ceremony took place at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and marked an important milestone in the construction of the new ships. Costa Smeralda is the largest cruise ship to be built at the shipyard in the past 10 years.
Costa Cruises has announced that the first of its two new build LNG-powered cruise ships, which is due to launch in October 2019, will be named Costa Smeralda. The second ship will follow in 2021.
The steel cutting for the first of the two new ships, Costa Smeralda took place at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland on 13 September 2017.
Costa Cruises has announced that its oldest cruise ship in the fleet, Costa neoClassica has been sold and will be leaving the fleet in March 2018.
The 1,300-passenger cruise ship was launched in 1991. Costa Cruises did not state who the ship had been sold to.