Costa Toscana: Costa’s future flagship is floated out

Costa Toscana touched the cold Finnish waters off the Meyer Werft shipyards of Turku  for the first time today. The future flagship of Costa Cruises will enter into service in December 2021.

Costa Toscana, like its twin unit the Costa Smeralda, is powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), and is part of Carnival Corporation’s expansion plan which has put its trust in this technology.

Mario Zanetti, Chief Commercial Officer of Costa Cruises and General Manager of Costa Group Asia, affirmed this, saying: “Although the current situation is still complicated, the Costa Group has confirmed its investment for the expansion of its fleet. We are confident in the recovery of our sector, and we are enthusiastic about the arrival of new ships like the Costa Toscana, which best exemplifies the elements we want to focus on for the future.”

Costa Toscana is a ship of incredible innovation, not only from the point of view of environmental safety but also for the range of attractions and restaurant options on board. The interiors are modern, with large spaces and lounges, exterior decks filled with solariums and areas to enjoy the fresh air and the navigation.

“The float out is a very special occasion for us as shipbuilders, because it’s the moment in which the ship finally arrives to its natural environment. It is also the start of the final phase of interior work, in which all the colors, the spaces and the exciting attractions on board start to take their final shape. In the coming months, the ship will be moored at the quay to complete the interiors and will carry out sea trials in the autumn and then be ready for delivery,” concluded Tim Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku.

The future flagship of Costa Cruises, which will debut in Brazil next winter, is a tribute to the region of Tuscany, designed and curated by Adam D. Tihany who named and created all the areas on board after the cities and landscapes of this area of Italy.

The onboard offerings integrate perfectly into this extraordinary context. From the Solemio Spa to the areas dedicated to entertainment. From the thematic bars, in collaboration with big Italian brands, to the 16 restaurants and areas dedicated to “food experience”. There is even a restaurant for families with kids and the LAB restaurant where you can try your own hand at cooking under the expert guidance of the Costa chefs.

Information, updates and Reviews of the Costa Toscana are available on Cruising Journal, with photos, videos and special cruise offers.

Gabriele Bassi