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22 July 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 16:44 GMT+2



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To Turku the ceremony of the currency for Costa Smeralda has been carried out

The ceremony of baptism of the ship will hold on November 3, 2019 to Savona

Today in the ship yard of the Meyer Werft group to Turku, in Finland, the traditional ceremony of the positioning of some commemorative coins has been carried out on the keel of the new Costa Smeralda cruise ship, that the next year will be delivered to the Costa Crociere company of the group Carnival Corporation.

Costa Smeralda, that he will have a tonnage of beyond 180.000 tons, completely will be fed to which liquified natural gas is in port is in navigation. "We are particularly enthusiastic - the general manager of Costa Crociere has declared, Neil Palomba - to celebrate this symbolic moment for a our new ship. With the LNG, carrying out in the technology of fuels, Costa Smeralda represents a true innovation for the international market and contributes to establish new standards for the entire field. The group Coast is leader in Europe and Asia, and as such continuous one to guide the industry towards a more and more sustainable tourism. Our strategy, revolt to a constant innovation, will supply a great impulse to the development of the LNG as fuel alternative for the crocieristico field".

"Beyond to being a ship that shows the last progresses in terms of technology and environmental impact - it has continued Palomba - Costa Smeralda and its binoculars, that ready in 2021 (she will be always constructed by Meyer Turku, ndr), will be only ships from the point of view of the offered services on board and the design. Costa Smeralda is the best expression of the concept of "Italy's finest" that he characterizes the brand Coast to international level. The new flagship will create ulterior opportunities in order to receive new hosts in the atmosphere moving and involving of a cruise ship of new generation, offering they a experience of unforgettable vacation".

The debut of Costa Smeralda is previewed on October 20, 2019, with the inaugural cruise of 15 days from Amburgo to Savona, where on 3 November the ceremony of baptism of the ship will be celebrated. The next day will leave the inaugural cruise of six days, from Savona towards Barcelona, Marseilles and Civitavecchia. Costa Smeralda will then continue to navigate in the western Mediterranean until April 2020, offering cruises of a week in order to discover Savona, Marseilles, Barcelona, Palm of Majorca, Civitavecchia and La Spezia.

Est Europea Servizi Terminalistici
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ABB Marine Solutions



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