Costa Toscana and AIDACosma will soon be in service
19 Nov 2021 - ConferenzaGNL
The Costa Cruises company has just announced that sea trials have been successfully completed for its new LNG-powered flagship, the Costa Toscana, the company’s second methane-powered ship, fourth if we count the two ships belonging to the AIDA group part of the Costa Cruises Group.
At the end of October, the second part of the so-called “coin ceremony” was carried out at the Meyer shipyard in Turku in Finland, with which ships that have passed technical checks and sea trials are traditionally inaugurated. The Tuscan Coast, 185 thousand tonnes, 337 meters long, 42 wide and capable of accommodating up to 6,550 passengers in 2,612 cabins, sister of the Costa Smeralda ship, also powered by LNG, will be delivered next December.
AIDACosma, the second LNG ship of the AIDA Company and sister ship of AIDANova, which was the first cruise ship to use LNG since 2018, has also recently completed the technical control phase. The 337-meter-long ship built at the German shipyard Meyer Werft completed the running-in phase on October 23, 2021 along the Ems River until it reached Eemshaven, in the Netherlands.
Costa Toscana will carry out the inaugural cruise departing from Savona, the company’s reference port, on March 5, 2022, with a one-week itinerary that will include Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Palermo and Civitavecchia / Rome.
The Costa Cruises group was the first in the world in the cruise industry to invest in the development of a fleet of LNG ships and boasts four units of this type: Costa Toscana, Costa Smeralda, AIDANova and AIDACosma.