Costa’s New Flagship Postponed at Meyer Turku

Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku is postponing delivery of Costa Cruise's new flagship vessel, the LNG-powered Costa Smeralda, by one month, the shipbuilder said in a statement.  Meyer Turku attributes the delay to difficulties with the ship's LNG propulsion and other sophisticated technologies onboard, combined with its large size. Under the new timeline, Meyer Turku … [Read more...]

Costa Cruises Sending Fifth Ship to Asia

The Costa Group has announced that starting in April 2017 its 56,000 ton Costa neoRomantica will be based in Asia year-round. Costa neoRomantica will be the fifth Costa ship deployed regularly in Asia and operated by the Costa Asia brand. "The deployment of a fifth Costa ship in Asia in 2017, in addition to the two new fleet members that will be built specially for Costa … [Read more...]

Costa Cruises to Get Record-Breaking LNG Powered Cruise Ships

  Costa Cruises has been revealed as the brand that will get two new LNG-fueled cruise ships ordered by Carnival Corporation that will also set the record for guest capacity. Costa Cruises announced Tuesday the order to build the two new next-generation cruise ships at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Turku, Finland. The ships, which will be powered by liquified … [Read more...]