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Costa Smeralda begins sea trials

Costa Smeralda Leaves Meyer Turku for Sea Trials

The Costa Smeralda left the Meyer Turku shipyard earlier this week to begin her first set of sea trials.

On October 7, the new LNG-fueled ship by Costa Cruises has left the shipyard for to begin sea trials.

The 5,224-guest Costa vessel is one of Carnival's next-generation Excel-class ship platform. The ship has a cost of $950 million.

The shipyard announced the first sailing has been pushed back from mid-October to November 2019. The first scheduled sailing will occur on November 30, 2019 from Savona,Italy to destinations in the Mediterranean.