Costa Cruises takes delivery of new LNG-powered ship

Costa Cruises takes delivery of new LNG-powered ship

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Costa Toscana has been delivered from the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland

Costa Cruises has taken delivery of its new ship Costa Toscana from the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. 

Costa Toscana is the Costa Group’s third ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and features 2,600 cabins with furnishings, lighting, fabrics and accessories all made in Italy. The onboard experience, including restaurants, bars, entertainment and spa facilities, will reflect the cruise line’s Italian heritage. 

“Costa Toscana reinforces our commitment to sustainable innovation by further contributing to the use of LNG applied to cruise ships, a technology that we pioneered,” said Mario Zanetti, president of Costa Cruises. “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 eventually achieving the first cruise ship with net zero emissions.” 

The ship further reduces its environmental impact by using desalination plants, an intelligent energy efficiency system and separate waste collection. Additionally, the cruise line will donate part of proceeds from the new onboard Archipelago restaurant to Costa Crociere Foundation to support environmental and social projects. 

The ship’s maiden voyage will depart on 5 March 2022 from Savona, Italy, with a week-long itinerary visiting the western Mediterranean.

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Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
06 December 2021

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