In the latest update from Costa Cruises, the line has revealed that its newest ship Costa Smeralda has received its tricolour hull livery.
A name that celebrates Italy, with the tricolour flag to underscore it: #CostaSmeralda is well on its way to being a true Flagship. Look at the images from Turku. #CostaSmeraldaIsComing pic.twitter.com/iFRXRv6Pud
— Costa Cruises (@CostaCruises) May 27, 2019
Currently under construction at Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and named after a stretch of land along the northeast coast of Sardinia, Costa Smeralda is the second ship in Carnival Corporation’s “Excellence Class” all of which are LNG powered. Measuring 337 meters in length, 42 meters wide and a gross tonnage of 183,900 she will have a service speed of 17 knots. She will be the largest ship built for Costa Cruises and will accommodate up to 6,554 passengers and 1,646 crew. Due to be delivered at the end of October the ship will visit Hamburg and Rotterdam before heading to Western Mediterranean for its inaugural season.
Costa’s new livery was first seen in April 2018 on Costa Mediterranea and is a stylized Italian flag is painted under the ship’s name, which appears larger and in a new font. The new livery is designed to pay tribute to Italy, the cruise line’s homeland.
Owner: Costa Cruises
Shipyard: Meyer Turku OY, Finland
Hull No.: NB1394
Steel Cutting: 13th September 2017
Keel Laid: 4th July 2018
Launch: October 2019
Service Speed: 17 knots
Max Capacity: 6554
Cabin Decks: 10
Find out more about Costa Cruises here: https://www.costacruise.com/B2C/EU/Ships/Pages/costa-smeralda.aspx
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