Registered Owner: Costa Crociere Spa.- Italy -Beneficial owner: Carnival Plc. - USA - Operator: Costa Cruises-Italy
Entered service: 2019 - Gross tonnage: 185.010 - Pass. cap. lower beds:5224 - All berths:6554- Passenger decks: 16 - Length: 337 m.- Beam: 42,01 m. - Draught: 8,8 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 4 Dual-Fuel 16 cyl. V-type Caterpillar/MAK diesel engines type: 16M46DF - Total installed power 61.760 kW. - Propulsion: by 2 ABB azipods - power each 18.500 kW by variable rpm. depending on frequency - Max.Speed: 21 knots.- Service Speed: 17 knots - Meyer Shipyards - Turku - Finland - Yard no:1394 - Classification: Rina (AUT-UMS GREEN STAR 3 INWATERSURVEY) - Flag: Italy - (Basic platform as Aidanova)
Sister Ships: Costa Toscane (2021)
Passenger space ratio all berths: 26.78
Passenger space ratio lower beds: 35.87
With a name that honors the spectacular Emerald Coast of Sardinia, the stunning features of COSTA SMERALDA.
The ship will be Costa Cruises first that is able to be powered in port and at sea by LNG, the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. This is an environmental transformation that will improve air quality as LNG almost entirely prevents particulate and sulfur oxide emissions at sea and in port. It also significantly reduces emissions of nitrogen oxides and CO2. This activity will be conducted with the dual-fuel engines, first running on marine gas oil. Later, LNG will be bunkered from a barge after the LNG fuel tanks are prepared prior to the first sea trials.Three tanks with a total of around 3,200 cubic meters of LNG. Two of these tanks measure around 35 meters in length and 8 meters in diameter, each with a capacity of 1,525 cubic meters. A third tank, measuring 5 meters in diameter, is 28 meters long and has a capacity of around 520 cubic meters. All three are built with particular steel called "cryogenic", covered with special insulating materials and installed in specific protected spaces. By full loaded LNG tanks is an sailing of two weeks cruising possible.
The heart of the new flagship will be a centrally-located, three-level domed Colosseo, lined with themed lounge bars, that will feature the best shows each evening. Day or night guests will be drawn to enjoy their morning coffee and evening Campari while admiring the sea through the large glass walls. The new Costa Cruises flagship will host another unique feature at sea: an onboard museum. The Costa Design Museum – or CoDe – will be dedicated to the excellence of Italian design, showcasing many of the Italian designers and design firms that contributed to the ship's construction and authentic. Guests will have access to 11 restaurants, 4swimming pools, a water park with colorful waterslides, a multi-sport gym, disco, jazz club, games room, special areas set aside for kids and a luxurious spa featuring a beauty salon, hammam, thalassotherapy pool, 16 treatment rooms, and snow, salt and relaxation rooms. Highlights include a three-level area in the middle of the ship named Colosseo and a large stairway on three decks facing astern which has an open-air balcony and glass floor on the top deck. She will be the most advanced ship in the fleet. Close attention will be paid to food on Costa Smeralda. The brand’s 4GOODFOOD program is dedicated to reducing food waste and recovering surpluses for social purposes. In addition, the new ship will feature the innovations of the LAB – Laboratorio del Gusto Restaurant -- which takes an entertaining approach to involving guests in food sustainability
Apart from the major innovation of liquefied natural gas, the ship incorporates a series of cutting-edge technological innovations designed to further reduce environmental impact.The daily water requirement is achieved directly from the sea thanks to the ship’s desalination systems. Energy consumption is reduced to a minimum by using LED lights, recovering the heat generated by the engines, the particular shape of the hull designed to significantly reduce drag in the water, and new- generation elevators that recover energy by re-introducing it into the electricity system.
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