Meyer Turku delivered today the 180 000 GT cruise ship Costa Toscana to Costa Cruises. The timely delivery of the ship is a testimony to the shipyard’s ability to perform even under these trying times.
“With Costa Toscana we are turning a new page at the shipyard. We have been pushing our ship building processes onward and are now seeing the results with this beautiful vessel. We are very proud of her and I feel confident that the guests onboard will really enjoy Costa Toscana in the coming years”, Meyer Turku CEO Tim Meyer states.
Costa Toscana is a highly sophisticated ship with many different technologies dedicated to making it one of the most environmentally sustainable cruise ships in operation.
“Costa Toscana reinforces our commitment to responsible innovation by further contributing to the use of LNG applied to cruise ships, a technology in which we pioneered. It is an innovation that is part of a constantly evolving path of ecological transition. Indeed, we are also working on testing further innovations, such as fuel cells and batteries, with the aim of arriving at the first ship with net zero emissions”, Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Cruises, says.
Costa Toscana is a veritable travelling “smart city”. In addition to being powered by liquefied natural gas, the ship features a series of cutting-edge technological innovations designed to further reduce environmental impact. The entire daily water requirement is met by transforming seawater using desalination plants. Energy consumption is minimized thanks to high-level design and an intelligent energy efficiency system.
“The high energy efficiency of the ship has been archieved by our designers and builders through many years of simulation, testing and experience. With each new ship design we are pushing the limits of what is possible”, Tim Meyer states.
Costa’s new flagship is a tribute to Tuscany, the result of an extraordinary creative project, curated by Adam D. Tihany, designed to enhance and bring to life in a single location the best of this wonderful Italian region, which gives its name to the ship, its decks and main public areas. Onboard you will find the Solemio Spa, entertainment areas, themed bars and 21 restaurants and areas dedicated to the “food experience”. Comfortable and elegant, the over 2,600 cabins also perfectly reflect Italian style and taste. The “terrace over the sea” cabin’s category will offer a splendid outbuilding where guests can have breakfast, sip an aperitif or simply enjoy the view.
Costa Toscana’s first cruise will depart from Savona, Italy, on March 5, 2022, with a week-long itinerary visiting Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Palermo and Civitavecchia/Rome. Following her debut, the new flagship will remain deployed in the Western Mediterranean throughout the year.
Costa Toscana Facts: Length: 337 m, width: 42 m, gross tonnage: 185 000, passengers: 6730, crew: 1646, flag: Italy.
Watch a video by Meyer Turku / Lavea Media about the construction time of Costa Toscana.