Geneva, Switzerland, 23 February 2023 – MSC Cruises today announced that the naming ceremony for its newest flagship, MSC Euribia, will take place on 8 June 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The new 181,541gt vessel will become MSC Cruises’ second ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), one of the world’s cleanest marine fuels currently available at scale.
The flagship will also feature state-of-the-art environmental technologies including a ‘Baltic Standard’ advanced onboard wastewater treatment system, waste management handling, energy efficiency measures and shore power connectivity to enable zero emissions from the ship in port where onshore power is available.
MSC Euribia symbolises the line’s commitment to protect the oceans and why the port of Copenhagen was selected as the launch location as its port has a rich maritime heritage and Denmark is a country with a deep respect for the sea and commitment to sustainability.
The highly anticipated newbuild will feature a striking fresco painted on her exterior that represents MSC Cruises’ commitment to protect and preserve the marine environment.
Designed by German graphic artist, Alex Flaemig, the artwork aims to highlight the importance to protect the delicate and complex ecosystem of the seas.
MSC Euribia on 10 June will start her inaugural season in Northern Europe with 7-night sailings from Kiel, Germany and Copenhagen to the Norwegian Fjords including Geiranger, Ålesund, and Flam.
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 sustainable technologies to protect and preserve the precious marine ecosystem.