Costa Smeralda


The new Flagship in the Costa Cruises fleet is on its way

Costa Smeralda

The new Flagship will be called Costa Smeralda, a tribute to “Italy’s Finest” and to one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean.
Costa Smeralda will embark on voyages to the real heart of the Mediterranean, offering a truly unique and innovative holiday experience.

100% environmentally friendly

Cutting-edge in its use of natural gas


The new Costa ships will be the first on the international cruise market to use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the world’s “cleanest” fossil fuel, to produce all their energy both in ports and out at sea. This innovative solution will significantly reduce exhaust gas emissions, helping to protect the environment and meet Costa Cruises’ sustainability goals.

Costa Smeralda Consortium and Costa Cruises


The announcement follows on from a partnership agreement between the Italian company and the Costa Smeralda Consortium (, which develops and promotes Sardinia's main tourist area and owns the 'Costa Smeralda’ brand name. The partnership also involves a number of joint initiatives that will be publicised over the coming months.
The Costa Smeralda is an exclusive tourist destination in north-eastern Sardinia and is one of the world’s most beautiful and unique places: the nature, culture and distinctiveness of this stretch of Sardinia have given the area world leader status in high quality tourism.

Italy's finest

"ITALY'S FINEST" - Under the leadership of creative director Adam D. Tihany, the design team drew inspiration from an innovative interpretation of the ships' theme.


Hospitality Designer and Creative Director of Costa Smeralda.
Adam Tihany, Hospitality Designer and Creative Director of Costa Smeralda, is one of the most famous international designers in the hospitality field. His signature style embellishes some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and restaurants, including Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, the Belmond Cipriani in Venice and the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas.


“Love and praise for Italy”
The Italy of foreigners is a perception: rolling hills with olive trees, sun-kissed steps of ancient monuments, white wine and fresh tomato sauce.
"The "Italia" of Italians is more complex than that: it is passionate, intense and brimming with contrasts. For me, Italy's Finest is a national pride handed down through the generations" Tihany declared.
"It is a dreamland, where time seems to slow down. Where style is the king and beauty the queen and the people's spirit can change the world. These notions of Pride, Taste, Time, Style and Spirit helped shape our interpretation of the ships' theme."



The Americans of Rockwell Group and Jeffrey Beers International, the Italians of Dordoni Architetti and the Germans of Partner Ship Design.
These international studios are the "Fantastic 4" making up the team ordered by Creative Directive Adam D. Tihany to bring the new Costa Smeralda ship to life in line with the vision of "Italy's finest".


It will bring great satisfaction in the future:
"This is about doing our bit, with Costa, to restore Italy's national pride. And everyone wants to be a part of it."

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