Costa Toscana takes the Sanremo Festival to the sea

Costa Cruises’ new ‘green’ ship, at anchor in front of Sanremo, will be the first floating stage in the Sanremo Festival history. Every evening, Orietta Berti and Fabio Rovazzi will host performances by exceptional Italian artists on board.

Costa Cruises is participating in the Sanremo Festival with a truly unique project. Costa Toscana will become an important part of the most popular Italian television show. During the 72nd edition of the Sanremo Festival, the popular Italian song contest similar to the Eurovision Song Contest, and the best of Italian music arrives for the first time at sea, thanks to the collaboration between Costa Cruises and Rai Pubblicità.

Costa Toscana, the new ‘green’ ship of the Italian company’s fleet, will be the floating stage for the live shows of two stars of the past editions of the Festival: Orietta Berti and Fabio Rovazzi. They will be joined by exceptional Italian artists, who will perform every evening on the stage of one of the ship’s theaters.

“Costa Cruises is back to the Sanremo Festival as a protagonist, with an initiative that has never been made before. For the first time, we will bring the music of the Festival to the sea, on board of Costa Toscana. Our new ship is not only at the cutting edge of environmental sustainability, but also a magnificent and spectacular vacation spot, to have fun and share emotions. The ideal set for an event like the Sanremo Festival,” said Mario Zanetti, President of Costa Cruises.

Costa Toscana will be a constant and regular presence at the Sanremo Festival not only on television, on Rai Uno, but also on the radio and online as Orietta Berti and Fabio Rovazzi will be the stars of an entertaining web series on Costa’s social channels. Orietta and Fabio will share their experience on Costa Toscana during the music festival and will allow the audience to discover the new ship.

Costa Toscana is moored at anchor about one kilometer from the port of Sanremo, where she arrived on January 30 and will stay until February 6. On board, there will be no public presence, except for those who will contribute to the events planned on board, in addition to the ship’s crew members. For the occasion, a special health protocol has been developed and shared with the relevant health authorities.

On 28 February 2022  Jessica Minh Anh will transform Costa Toscana into a sky-high sea catwalk. The new ship will become one big catwalk while the Italian Riviera will serve as the cinematic backdrop for the event. Find out more about the J Spring Fashion Show 2022 here.

Costa Toscana is the new Italian-flagged ship in the Costa Cruises fleet. Built at the Meyer shipyard in Turku (Finland), she will leave for her first Mediterranean cruise on March 5, 2022, from Savona.

The interiors of Costa Toscana are the result of an extraordinary creative project, curated by Adam D. Tihany, created to enhance and bring to life the best of this wonderful region in a single location. Furniture, lighting, fabrics and accessories are all ‘Made in Italy‘. The on-board offer is perfectly integrated into this extraordinary context: from the Solemio Spa, to the areas dedicated to entertainment; from the themed bars, in collaboration with major Italian and international brands, to the 21 restaurants and areas dedicated to the ‘food experience’, including the new Archipelago restaurant, which offers menus created by three star chefs Bruno Barbieri, Hélène Darroze and Ángel León, as well as raising awareness and funds for sea conservation projects carried out by the Costa Crociere Foundation.

Designed as a true traveling ‘smart city’, the ship is powered by liquefied natural gas. LNG is the most advanced technology currently available in the maritime sector to cut emissions. Costa was the first to introduce the technology on cruise ships. On board, 100% separate waste collection and recycling of materials such as plastic, paper, glass and aluminum is carried out. The entire daily water requirement is met by transforming sea water through the use of desalinators. Energy consumption is reduced to a minimum thanks to an intelligent energy efficiency system.

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