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.
The Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy has laid the keel for MSC Cruises’ first Seaside EVO ship, MSC Seashore.
At 339 metres, the ship will be the largest in the MSC Cruises fleet and the largest to be constructed in Italy. The 169,500 gross tonne ship is due to enter service in June 2021.
Construction of the first of four 205,700 gross tonne World class cruise ships for MSC Cruises is expected to start next month.
The World class ships will be built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantic shipyard in Saint Nazaire, the first is due for delivery in May 2022.
MSC Cruises has announced that it will be lengthening MSC Magnifica and basing the newly enhanced ship in Southampton for summer 2021.
According to MSC Cruises announcement demonstrates the cruise line’s commitment to the UK cruise market.