The new Costa Toscana docks of Costa Cruises in Palermo – Tourism

PALERMO – Costa Toscana, a new Italian-flagged ship in the Costa Cruises (CC) fleet, arrived in Palermo on Thursday on its maiden cruise after setting sail from Savona on March 5.

The ship is a state-of-the-art vessel and runs on liquefied natural gas, the most advanced technology currently available in the marine industry to reduce emissions, which CC was the first to introduce to the cruise industry on four ships already in service, including the Costa Smeralda and the Costa Tuscany.

The ship, which measures 337 meters and has a tonnage of 185,000, has 2,663 passenger cabins and can accommodate up to 6,730 passengers with a crew of 1,646.

Mario Zanetti said Costa Toscana’s debut is an important part of the company’s relaunch plan as it would be the first flight of a return to service of the entire CC fleet scheduled for this summer.

He added that Palermo would play a leading role in the company’s turnaround with three of the company’s most modern and innovative berths regularly in the port, “confirming our commitment to increasing cruise tourism in the west of Sicily“.

Zanetti was speaking at the Thursday morning presentation of the new ship in Palermo in the presence of Undersecretary for Infrastructure Giancarlo Cancelleri, Regional Councilor for Territory and Environment Toto Cordaro, Head of the Western Port Authority of Sicily, Pasqualino Monti, and the captain of the ship Pietro Sinisi.

Zanetti went on to note that this had been made possible by “the excellent work of the Port Authority of Western Sicily, which, next to the door of Western Sicily, allowed us to enter directly into the management of the Palermo terminal, by providing infrastructures suitable for such advanced vessels as that of Costa Toscana.”

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