GENOA, Italy and TURKU, Finland, Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Costa Cruises, the Italian company of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL NYSE: CUK), the world’s greatest cruise company, today celebrated the float-out ceremony of the new flagship Costa Toscana at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland.
Costa Toscana, as her sister ship Costa Smeralda, is powered by liquefied pure gasoline (LNG), the marine industry’s most sophisticated fuel technological know-how currently out there for cutting down emissions, both equally at sea and through port phone calls. Costa Group, which includes Costa Cruises, Germany-based mostly AIDA Cruises and Costa Asia, was the to start with in the cruise field globally to introduce this technological know-how, acquiring ordered 5 new LNG-run ships, two of which, Costa Smeralda and AIDAnova, have now entered company. They are component of an enlargement approach that contains 7 new ships to be sent to Costa Group by 2023, for a total financial investment of additional than 6 billion euros.
For the duration of the float-out ceremony, Costa Toscana formally touched the sea for the to start with time, with the flooding of the basin where by she has been designed in latest months. She will enter services in December 2021, at the time the inside fittings have been accomplished.
Mario Zanetti, main commercial officer of Costa Cruises and president of Costa Team Asia, commented: “Even with the existing difficult state of affairs, Costa Team is confirming its financial investment in fleet growth. We are assured in the recovery of our marketplace, and we are fired up about the arrival of new ships like Costa Toscana, which embodies the things we want to concentration on for the long run. To start with of all, it is an exceptional and progressive ship, attractive for new prospects, which is likely to be elementary, specially when people will be ready to freely travel again and will have a wonderful want for holidays. Looking outside of the pandemic, the 2nd factor we are focusing on is to comprehensive the transformation of our fleet and operations into a sustainable model. In addition to LNG technology, we are acquiring other progressive answers, these types of as shore electricity and batteries, as we keep on to do the job towards attaining zero emissions over time.”
“The float-out is always a really specific occasion for us shipbuilders, as the ship is eventually set to her natural natural environment. As this is also the get started of the closing stage of shipbuilding, all the exciting hues, venues and characteristics will start getting their ultimate sort. In the coming months she will be finalized at the pier and then tested and commissioned in the autumn for supply,” CEO of Meyer Turku, Tim Meyer, reported.
Costa Toscana has been intended to be a traveling “intelligent town,” wherever sustainable alternatives and circular financial system ideas are applied to cut down environmental effect.