Costa Cruises Smeralda, the first Costa Cruises ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), will commence her inaugural program in December 2019. The 6,600-passenger ship is designed to showcase the best of Italy’s culture and design.
Like her sister ship Costa Toscana due for delivery in 2021, the Costa Cruises Smeralda will be powered both in port and at sea by LNG, the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel, thereby minimizing environmental impact. The introduction of LNG-fueling enables the virtual total elimination of sulfur dioxide emissions and particulate matter.
Costa Smeralda will be a showcase for and a tribute to the very best of Italy. All her decks and public areas are named after – and designed based on – iconic Italian places.
The food and wine offerings on board will feature the finest Italian culinary traditions, with the collaboration of prestigious partner suppliers.
The ship will have 11 different restaurants (including one specifically conceived for casual family dining), 19 bars, a splendid spa area with 16 treatment rooms, an onboard waterpark with waterslides, four pools and a dedicated facility where kids can hang out and make new friends their age.
The ship will also have her very own museum: the CoDe – Costa Design Museum, displaying the excellence of Italian design.
Costa Smeralda is the ship that is the symbol of beauty, style and Italian hospitality.
The ship is now scheduled for its first cruise from Savona on December 21, 2019, on a voyage that’s repeated until May 16, 2020. The ship visits six destinations, including Savona, Marseilles, Barcelona, Palma de Majorca, Civitavecchia and La Spezia.
Source: Costa Cruises