Construction Begins on Another Carnival Cruise Ship
Costa Cruises, one of Carnival Corporation’s largest cruise brands, celebrated the traditional coin ceremony for its new ship, Costa Smeralda, at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, one of the biggest shipbuilding complexes in the world. With a gross tonnage of over 180,000 tons, Costa Smeralda will offer over 2,600 rooms and will enter service in October 2019. Delivery of a second vessel, the sister ship of Costa Smeralda, also built by Meyer-Turku, is expected in 2021.
Entering into service in 2019, Costa Smeralda will be the first cruise ship to be marketed broadly to consumers around the globe, particularly in Europe and Italy, that will be fully powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the world’s