Costa Smeralda begins 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.
Did you hear the EXCITING news? On Oct. 7, 2019, Costa Smeralda left the Meyer Turku shipyard for its first sea trials! Who's excited for her big debut? 😍 pic.twitter.com/Crkg3d9USJ— Costa Cruises (@CostaCruises) October 9, 2019
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.