Costa Toscana successfully completes its navigation tests

Costa Cruises celebrates the second part of the traditional ‘coin ceremony’. 

The new flagship of 
Costa Cruises
Costa Toscana, the Costa Toscana, has successfully completed the navigation tests, in which the ship goes to sea to check the correct operation of the systems, equipment and LNG engines. This is a key step towards delivery, scheduled for December 2021, according to the company.

In addition, the second part of the traditional ‘coin ceremony’ took place this Tuesday at the Meyer shipyard in Turku (Finland), attended by the ship’s captain, Pietro Sinisi, and the management of the shipyard and the company. Following maritime tradition, some commemorative coins were placed on the ship as a good luck charm for crew members, guests and future itineraries.

Costa Toscana, like her sister ship Costa Smeralda, is powered by liquefied natural gas, the most advanced fuel technology in the maritime industry currently available to reduce emissions, both at sea and during port calls. The Costa Group will have four LNG-powered ships, two of which are already in service, the AIDAnova and the Costa Smeralda, and two that will be delivered soon, the Costa Toscana and the AIDACosma.

“These additional key steps in the completion of the Costa Toscana confirm our commitment to the evolution towards an increasingly sustainable cruise model. At the same time, the Costa Toscana, thanks to its excellent and innovative services, will be able to attract new cruise guests, helping us to consolidate our presence in the Mediterranean and our plan for a gradual restart,” commented Mario Zanetti, president of Costa Cruises.

Homage to Tuscany

Costa Toscana’s first cruise will depart from Savona, Italy, on March 5, 2022, with a week-long itinerary that includes Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Palermo and Civitavecchia/Rome. After its debut, the new flagship will remain in the Western Mediterranean throughout the year. During the summer season, the Costa Toscana will call at Savona, Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Ibiza, Valencia and Marseille, while during the autumn season Palma de Mallorca will replace Ibiza.

The new flagship is a tribute to Tuscany. The furnishings, lighting, fabrics and accessories will all be ‘made in Italy’ and designed specifically for the Costa Toscana by 15 partners.

The offer on board will be integrated in this context: from the Solemio Spa to other areas dedicated to entertainment, from the themed bars created in collaboration with major Italian brands, to the 16 restaurants and areas dedicated to the gastronomic experience.