Costa Cruises has taken delivery of its third ship, Costa Toscana, powered by liquefied natural gas and confirming its commitment to sustainable innovation.
Costa Toscana will depart on its first cruise on March 5, 2022, sailing from Savona on a one-week itinerary in the Western Mediterranean.
Mario Zanetti, president of Costa Cruises, said: “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. 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.”
Zanetti continued: “At the same time, thanks to her excellent and innovative features and services, Costa Toscana will be able to attract new cruise guests, supporting us in consolidating our presence in the Mediterranean and our gradual restart plan.”
Following its debut, the new flagship will remain deployed in the Western Mediterranean throughout the year. During the summer season, she will call at Savona, Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Ibiza, Valencia, Marseille, while during the autumn season Palma de Mallorca will replace Ibiza.
Signing Ceremony: Tim Meyer (left), CEO of Meyer-Turku Shipyard and Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Crociere
Costa Toscana at the Meyer-Turku shipyard in Finland