Meyer Turku is moving the delivery of its LNG-fuelled cruise ship, Costa Smeralda, from mid-October to 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 vessel is very high, in order to create a unique Costa-style passenger experience. Aside from its unique design features, its size of 180 000 t is also impressive and much larger than the recently built ships at Turku shipyard.
In getting all the components in this project to work together, with many involved persons and companies, the operation has progressed more slowly than needed, despite counter-actions.
Meyer Turku has apologised to all that are affected by this change, and is determined that, with the new time frame, it will be able to deliver the cruise ship to its usual high standards.
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