Costa Cruises Celebrates Float-Out of Newest Ship, Costa Smeralda

Built at Meyer Turku shipyard, Costa Smeralda will launch in October 2019 as the Italian brand’s first ship powered by liquefied natural gas. Just 15 days after delivery of Costa Venezia, the first Costa ship designed specifically for Chinese market, Costa Smeralda’s float-out marks another major milestone for Italian company. New vessels underscore Costa’s commitment to fleet enhancement and ship-building strategy of innovating exceptional guest experiences, environmental responsibility and sustainable growth