Costa Toscana, the newest Italian-flagged ship in the Costa Cruises fleet, has set sail on her maiden cruise.
Costa Toscana is a latest-generation ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Costa Group, the parent company of Italy-based Costa Cruises and Germany-based AIDA Cruises, currently has four ships powered by this technology: AIDAnova, Costa Smeralda, Costa Toscana and AIDACosma.
Costa Toscana marks the restart of the Costa Cruises fleet after the pandemic pause. After Costa Toscana, 7 more ships will return to operation, joining those already in service, until this summer, when the entire fleet of 12 ships will be operational again.
From spring 2022 to winter 2022-23, Costa’s schedule includes a total of more than 1,800 cruises, with itineraries ranging from 3 to 127 days in length. The company’s ships will visit 179 destinations around the world, with a completely revamped excursion offer, providing about 1,800 different tours. On the gastronomic front, Costa ships will offer no less than 112 restaurants or food areas throughout the fleet, with new features such as dishes from three great chefs like Bruno Barbieri, Hélène Darroze and Ángel León.
Costa Toscana’s first cruise includes a week-long itinerary visiting Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia, Palermo and Civitavecchia/Rome. Following her debut, the new flagship will remain positioned in the Western Mediterranean until late November. During the summer season she will call at Savona, Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Ibiza, Valencia, Marseille, while during the fall season Palma de Mallorca will take Ibiza’s place.