Meyer Turku launched the hull assembly of Costa Toscana
Assembly has started for the new LNG-fueled Costa Toscana at Meyer Turku, due to for a June 2021 delivery. Costa Toscana is the sister of Costa Smeralda, which entered service in December.
“This symbolic moment in the construction of Costa Toscana marks a further step forward in the use of LNG in the cruise sector. We were the first in the world to believe in this innovation five years ago, when we ordered these new ships, starting a transformation process toward making tourism increasingly sustainable,” said Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises.
“LNG is currently the solution that allows the best and most immediate results to be achieved in terms of reducing the environmental impact of ships.”
Over the next few weeks, the ship will begin to take shape in the drydock, where a large section of the hull has already been positioned. This 100-meter section corresponds to the floating engine room unit containing the engines.
The shipyard delivered LNG-fueled Costa Smeralda to Costa Cruises, a Carnival brand, in December 2019.
The 180,000 GT newbuilding will be the largest ship in the Carnival fleet after its delivery set for August 2020.
Maritime Business World