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 ship is MSC Cruises’ second vessel powered by LNG, the cleanest marine fuel currently commercially available at scale. On board, she boasts a range of best-in-class environmental technology, including advanced onboard wastewater treatment systems and waste management handling. She has also been designed with the future in mind, allowing her to easily incorporate future innovations in sustainability, such as carbon-neutral synthetic and other alternative fuels as soon as they are available at scale.
MSC Euribia is expected to be the most energy-efficient cruise ship design in the world at the time of her launch. During her maiden voyage, MSC Euribia completed a net zero GHG emissions journey from St Nazaire to Copenhagen benefiting from the emissions reductions allowed by the bio-LNG and application of the mass balance approach. Joining tonight’s ceremony are distinguished guests from around the world, key travel partners and international media, as well as top management from MSC Cruises and its parent company MSC Group.
Godmother of MSC Cruises’ fleet and globally recognised screen legend, Sophia Loren, will also be in attendance to officially name the ship, continuing her long-standing close relationship with MSC Cruises.
The momentous occasion will include live entertainment and speeches combined with the important maritime tradition of cutting the ribbon to break a bottle of champagne over the ship’s bow. Guests will also be treated to a gourmet gala dinner and unforgettable performances, including a spectacular DJ set by Bob Sinclair, internationally acclaimed French DJ and record producer, who will close out the evening.
The special event will give guests the first look at the revolutionary new ship’s cutting-edge design and various world-class guest experiences.
MSC Euribia begins sailings in Northern Europe this summer with 7-night sailings from Kiel, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark to the captivating Norwegian Fjords, including Geiranger, Ålesund, and Flaam.
MSC Euribia is the 22 vessel in the MSC Cruises fleet, spanning 19 decks, 43 metres wide, with 2,419 cabins and boasting 35,000m of public space. MSC Euribia is named after the ancient goddess Eurybia who harnessed the winds, weather and constellations to master the seas, furthering the vision of the ship to master the deployment of state-of-the-art technologies to protect and preserve the precious marine ecosystem.
The trailblazing ship is the second LNG-powered vessel in the fleet and the most innovative and environmentally advanced ship to date and for the first time, strikes a new silhouette with an exclusive customised fresco entitled, #SaveTheSea, painted on her exterior that celebrates MSC Cruises’ ongoing dedication to the sea and commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. As a Meraviglia-Plus ship, MSC Euribia offers an abundance of dynamic guest experiences with innovative features, facilities, and enriching entertainment for the whole family.