The Cruise Division of MSC Group and Chantiers de l’Atlantique today celebrated the delivery of MSC Euribia for the Company’s MSC Cruises brand, a vessel which features the most energy-efficient cruise ship design ever.
The delivery marked yet another significant step on the journey to decarbonise the Cruise Division’s fleet and effectively demonstrates what the future of cruising will look like.
MSC Cruises will operate the cruise industry’s first net zero greenhouse gas emissions voyage when its latest ship, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered MSC Euribia, leaves the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France – where she is currently being buil, on its way to her naming ceremony in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The new ship, the 22nd vessel to join MSC Cruises’ fleet, will sail for four days from Saint-Nazaire to Copenhagen and achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions to demonstrate that net zero cruising is possible today. MSC Euribia will depart the French port on 3 June and is scheduled to arrive in the Danish city on 7 June.
Portsmouth harbour welcomed its largest visitor yet, when the TUI cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 docked at the cruise terminal on 26 May 2023.
Measuring 293.3m in length and weighing 99,536 in gross tonnage TUI cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 takes the accolade of the largest ship to ever sail into Portsmouth harbour, demonstrating the growing capabilities of Portsmouth International Port to manage a wider range of ships.
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PortMiami, known as ‘the cruise capital of the world’, recently celebrated its busiest cruise passenger day ever.
On 09 April 2023, a record breaking 67,594 cruise passengers passed through the port, sailing on eight different cruise ships.
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With less than one month to go, MSC Cruises unveiled today further details of the Naming Ceremony for the launch of the line’s most environmentally advanced ship to-date, MSC Euribia, which will take place on 8 June in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Scandinavian capital was chosen as the launch location for the ship due to its rich maritime heritage and dedication to sustainability. MSC Euribia is symbolic of the line’s vision for a sustainable future and a deep respect and commitment to protect and preserve the marine environment.
Princess Cruises, the most iconic cruise line in the world, today revealed the name of its second, sensational Sphere Class cruise ship – Star Princess, which will sail an inaugural season of Mediterranean voyages when she debuts in August 2025.
Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Star Princess joins Sun Princess as the largest ships ever built for Princess at 175,500 tons and carrying 4,300 guests. The new ship is built on a platform that is distinctly different and unique to Princess, designed to simultaneously embrace the Princess heritage while celebrating the romance of the sea by offering more dynamic, outward views.
Britain’s newest cruise operator, Ambassador Cruise Line, is gearing up the celebrate the official launch of its second ship, Ambition.
Originally built in 1999, the 41,123 gross tonne ship has undergone a full refurbishment at the Bremerhaven shipyard in Germany, ahead of its first voyage with Ambassador Cruise Line. The upgrades took six weeks to complete, and included painting the ships new livery and the installation of state-of-the-art environmental features.
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The launch of the new world’s largest cruise ship, Icon of the Seas nears closer. The brand-new ship, which is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard, is expected to begin its first sea trials in mid-June 2023.
Sea trials are one of the most important milestones in the construction of a new ship, as it nears completion. The sea trials, which usually last several days, allow a way for all the ship’s features to be tested, which cannot be tested while in port. It’s also period when noise and vibration levels can be monitored.
Cunard Line has celebrated another milestone in the construction of its fourth ship, Queen Anne. The float out of the new Cunader took place at the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard in Venice, Italy on 03 May 2023.
Queen Anne will be the 249th ship company has launched. The float out comes exactly one year from the scheduled maiden voyage form Southampton to Lisbon, which will depart on 03 May 2024.
2023 will see Portsmouth International Port host more maiden calls and welcome back iconic cruise lines, as it continues to cement its place as the first choice for luxury, boutique and expedition cruise brands.
The initial release of the 2023 cruise schedule will see many cruise passengers begin their journeys in the city, or alternatively stop in Portsmouth to experience the wide range of world-class attractions on offer.