Costa Smeralda Delivery Delayed Again, Now December

Costa Smeralda

Meyer Turku has informed Costa Cruises that it is moving the delivery of the new LNG-fueled Costa Smeralda back to December, marking a second delay.

"The delay is due to the high complexity and the sheer size of the ship project," the yard said, in a prepared statement.

The ship was originally poised to be handed over at the end of October, with delays pushing the delivery to November and now December.

As a result of this delay, the first Costa Smeralda cruise will depart from Savona on December 21, 2019.

The itinerary, which will be repeated until May 16, 2020, remains unchanged: Savona (Saturday), Marseilles (Sunday), Barcelona (Monday), Palma de Majorca (Tuesday), Civitavecchia (Thursday) and La Spezia (Friday).

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