Costa Announces Newbuild Name

At the steel-cutting ceremony at Meyer Turku in Finland, Costa Cruises announced that their newest ship will be named Costa Smeralda.

They also released this new rendering of her. She’ll be based on the AIDAnova class of vessels. These are a slightly modified Helios-class (AIDAprima and AIDApearla). Carnival also will be getting two of these vessels as well, but details have yet to be released.

The AIDAnova also celebrated her keel-laying ceremony at Meyer Werft’s Papenburg Germany facility.