The line’s second LNG-powered ship has entered its final phase of preparation ahead of its inaugural season
MSC Cruises’ second liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ship MSC Euribia has successfully completed her deep-water intensive systems tests during a four-day trial in the Atlantic Ocean. MSC Cruises’ latest flagship will next receive her finishing touches at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France before being officially delivered to MSC Cruises on 31 May.
MSC Euribia will be MSC Cruises’ 22nd ship to join its fleet and will accommodate up to 6,327 passengers. The ship will feature innovative and advanced marine technology and be powered by LNG fuel to minimise her environmental footprint.
Other sustainability features include shore power plug-in connectivity to reduce carbon emissions in port; the most advanced wastewater treatment systems designed in line with the United Nations’ International Maritime Organisation; comprehensive waste recycling; underwater radiated noise management system to help limit disturbance to marine life, and a comprehensive range of onboard energy efficient equipment to optimise engine use.
Designed by German graphic artist Alex Flämig following an international competition, the recently completed hull artwork aims to stimulate discussion on the importance of protecting the delicate and complex ecosystem of the oceans.
Flämig commented: “To witness my design finally come to life across MSC Euribia’s hull is an incredibly proud moment and even more so to soon have my artwork sailing the world’s oceans. I hope it can serve not only as a testament to MSC Cruises’ commitment to protecting the important marine ecosystem, but also as an inspiration for those working on finding innovative solutions to safeguard the future of the ocean.”
MSC Euribia is named after the ancient goddess Eurybia, who harnessed the winds, weather and constellations to master the seas, illustrating the vision of the ship to deploy advanced sustainable solutions.
MSC Euribia will begin to set sail for her inaugural season in Northern Europe in June 2023, offering seven-night sailings from Kiel, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark to the captivating Norwegian Fjords, including Geiranger, Ålesund and Flaam.
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