MSC Cruises Officially Names Its Newest Flagship, MSC Euribia, In Copenhagen
MSC Cruises yesterday 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, honouring traditional maritime heritage, presented by renowned Danish television host, actress and model Sarah Grünewald.
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 the last night ceremony were 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, was also be in attendance to officially name the ship, continuing her long-standing close relationship with MSC Cruises.
The momentous occasion included 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 were also be treated to a gourmet gala dinner and unforgettable performances, including a spectacular DJ set by Bob Sinclar, internationally acclaimed French DJ and record producer, who closed out the evening.
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.