Costa Cruises first cruise ship voyage in this season has begun in the Greek island of Corfu with 600 tourists.
After a tumultuous year, the cruise industry has started showing some signs of getting back to business and an Italian cruise line has set the course for it.
The situation is so dire that the cruise business all over the world has literally halted. Amidst this, Costa Cruises are facing a probe by French Investigators over covid related deaths onboard their cruise ships.
Costa Toscana, celebrating the excellence of Tuscany, is the third ship of the Costa Group powered by liquefied natural gas, the marine industry’s most advanced fuel technology available for reducing emissions.
Costa Cruises officially took delivery of the new Costa Firenze ship from Fincantieri, designed and built in the Marghera shipyard and inspired by the Florentine Renaissance.
The LNG bunkering operation for Costa Smeralda was completed with support by Italian Coast Guard, Port Authority of Eastern Ligurian Sea, local authorities, Shell and Costa Group.
The Italian company is first cruise operator to obtain certification of the biological risk prevention system on board, developed by RINA. In view of the restart and considering current situation and the opinion of experts, the company will carry out swab tests to all guests before boarding.
The 180 000 GT beauty is one of the most innovative ships ever built in Turku
With its new cruise ship LNG propulsion system and many sophisticated rooms with stage and audio/video equipment the complexity and sophistication of the ship is very high in order to create a unique Costa-style passenger experience.