Turku (Finland) - Finnish shipbuilding company Meyer Turku will delay the launch of “Costa Smeralda” by one month and deliver it at mid November.
“ With its new cruise ship LNG propulsion system and many sophisticated rooms with stage and audio/video equipment the complexity and sophistication of the ship is very high in order to create a unique Costa-style passenger experience,” explains the shipyard in a press release. “Aside from its unique design features also its size of 180 000 GT is impressive and much larger than the recently built ships at Turku shipyard.”
“In getting this all to work together with many involved persons and companies, Meyer Turku had a slower progress speed than needed, despite counter-actions. Meyer Turku apologizes to all that are affected by this change. With the new time frame, Meyer Turku is going to deliver a highly sophisticated cruise ship in the usual high Meyer Turku quality.”