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Costa Toscana arrives in Barcelona for the first time

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After the first departure from Meyer Werft in Turku, Finland on December 3, Costa Toscana headed for the Mediterranean and finally arrived in Barcelona, as planned on December 13. Costa Toscana, the second Liquid Natural Gas cruise ship for Costa Cruises is expected to be completely refueled with the environmentally friendly LNG. 

Last look inside the Costa neoRomantica before arriving at a scrapyard in Pakistan

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The former Costa Cruises classic ship Costa neoRomantica is the latest vessel heading for the scrapyard. Gadani Ship Breaking Yard reported that the cruise ship is set to arrive at the scrapyard in Pakistan with her beaching expected this week. A video was posted on the company’s Facebook page showing for the last time the elegant interior of the magnificent ship serving in the Costa Cruises fleet since 1993.

Costa Cruises and Barcelona Activa sign Memorandum for sustainable and inclusive tourism

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Barcelona City Council and Costa Cruises have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that promotes a sustainable economy of the city and puts key values such as sustainability and inclusive tourism at the forefront. Costa has made the first steps, acting immediately by establishing a new multilingual center -the Costa Customer Hub-placed in the symbolic Torre Mapfre, planning to improve the customer services, while it contributes to the local community with new employments and trainings. 

Costa Diadema Replaces Costa Smeralda For 2021-2022 Brazil Season

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Costa Cruises announced it will change the ships sailing for the upcoming Brazilian Season. The company said that Costa Smeralda will be replaced with Costa Diadema. The LNG-powered cruise ship Costa Smeralda, which was due to begin seven-night cruises to Santos, Salvador and Ilhéus, will now sail Mediterranean itineraries.

Costa Toscana Completes Sea Trials and Marks Coin Ceremony

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Costa Toscana has successfully completed sea trials—a series of tests to verify the proper functioning of systems, equipment and LNG (liquefied natural gas) engines. Now, the ship is back at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, for additional work prior to the vessel's delivery to Costa Cruises in December 2021. Costa Toscana is Costa’s second ship powered by liquefied natural gas, the marine industry’s most advanced fuel technology available for reducing emissions.

Stern releases ranking of the most environmentally friendly and safe cruise ships

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The German weekly magazine Stern together with Scope ESG Analysis published a list of the most environmentally friendly and safe cruise ships. The ranking is based 70% on the environmental score and 30% on a safety score, the report said. For the environmental score, it was taken in consideration how much CO2 a cruise ship emits with regard to the climate targets to be achieved. The report shows to what extent the cruise lines miss, achieve or exceed these goals.

Ita and Costa Cruises sign letter of intent for fly & cruise packages

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ITA and Costa Cruises have signed a letter of intent that aims to define joint commercial initiatives for the promotion of the new products and services. The bilateral partnership between Ita which succeeds Alitalia and Costa Cruises “predicts that Ita be identified by Costa as the “preferred air carrier for cruise travel to medium and long destinations,” guaranteeing fly & cruise services.