MSC Cruises has become the first major cruise line to be awarded the Green Marine Europe Certification, a voluntary environmental certification programme for the maritime industry.
Green Marine Europe is a partnership between North American environmental certification programme Green Marine and the Surfrider Foundation, a leading European Union NGO in ocean and maritime protection.
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On 13 October 2023, MSC Cruises’ highly anticipated new flagship, MSC Euribia - a vessel which features the most energy-efficient cruise ship design ever, arrived into Southampton on its maiden call.
The cutting-edge cruise ship, was officially named earlier this year on at Copenhagen Port on 08 June 2023, honouring traditional maritime heritage, presented by renowned Danish television host, actress and model Sarah Grünewald.
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MSC Cruises officially named MSC Euribia, its much-anticipated new flagship - a vessel which features the most energy-efficient cruise ship design ever.
The celebratory Naming Ceremony event took place in Copenhagen Port on 08 June 2023, honouring traditional maritime heritage, presented by renowned Danish television host, actress and model Sarah Grünewald.
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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.
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.
MSC Cruises has revealed the details of the Winter 2022/2023 programme with an incredible choice of 21 modern, elegant ships sailing to more than 190 of the world’s most sought-after destinations in 85 different countries.
With cruises ranging from mini-cruises through to the 118-night world cruise, ships will explore the Middle East, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South America and South Africa – there really is a ship and itinerary for everyone looking for the perfect winter cruise holiday.
The second Meraviglia-Plus class cruise ship for MSC Cruises, the 181,000 gross tonne MSC Virtuosa is preparing to set sail on its first sea trials.
MSC Virtuosa is currently under construction at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The new ship is expected to undergo three days of trails in the Atlantic Ocean between 16-19 September 2020.
The second Meraviglia-Plus class cruise ship for MSC Cruises, the 181,000 gross tonne MSC Virtuosa has had its large light-up nameplate lifted into position.
MSC Virtuosa is currently under construction at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The ship was originally due to debut in November 2020 but its launch has been postponed until early-2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 171,598 gross tonne MSC Meraviglia has begun her debut in North America.
The 4,488-passenger ship called into New York City, docking at the Manhattan Pier on 07 October 2019. MSC Meraviglia is the largest cruise ship ever to visit Manhattan.