Steel Cut for Costa Toscana

Sister: Costa Smeralda (Courtesy Costa Cruises)

The first steel was cut today at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland for the Costa Toscana, set for a 2021 debut and fueled by LNG.

She will be a sister to the Costa Smeralda, which is nearing completion with the finishing touches being put to the interior fit-out at the same yard in Turku prior to her entry into service in October this year.

The LNG-fueled Costa Smeralda and Costa Toscana are an integral part of the strategic plan for carbon footprint reduction, according to a statement, as defined by Carnival Corporation and fully implemented by Costa Cruises.

“In fact, the measures adopted by virtue of a dedicated investment plan enabled Carnival Corporation to meet its 25% carbon reduction goal for 2020 some three years ahead of schedule, with a 27.6% decrease in emissions from operations already achieved by 2018,” the company said.

The pair of ships are each around 180,000 tons with over 2,600 staterooms.

The Costa Smeralda is set to make her debut on October 20, 2019, with a 15-day preview cruise from Hamburg to Savona.

The official naming of Costa Smeralda will be celebrated at a special ceremony on November 3 in Savona

The Costa Smeralda will be deployed in the Western Mediterranean through April 2021 on one-week cruises porting in Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Civitavecchia and La Spezia.

The Costa Toscana’s cruise program will be announced in the next few months.

(Costa Cruises)

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2 Responses to “Steel Cut for Costa Toscana”

  1. Malcolm Oliver Says:

    Hi Edwin, I certainly agree that it is fashionable for businesses to talk “environmentally” these days, but it reality all production and process (even ‘green’ ones) have their impact.

  2. Edwin Todd Says:

    Once again a cruise company talking itself up. They are just transferring the pollution to somewhere else in the system. The emissions from LNG will be less than oil but it will take a large amount of energy to produce LNG. This is the same company that has been prosecuted in the recent past for dumping waste into the sea. They don’t mention that in their company statements.

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