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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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.
Prior to her deployment in Southampton, MSC Euribia has spent the summer sailing in Northern Europe offering 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.