MSC Cruises has taken delivery of its fifth Meraviglia-class ship, MSC Euribia, from Chantiers de l’Atlantique after a two year build period. She will leave Saint-Nazaire this week for Copenhagen where her official naming ceremony will be held on June 8, 2023.
MSC Euribia is named after the Greek goddess Eurybia, known for her power over the seas. She will sail her inaugural season in Europe.
MSC Euribia is the cruise line’s second ship to be powered by liquified natural gas (LNG). She also is the most energy efficient ship built to date and features the best environmental technology available.
“With the delivery of MSC Euribia, we are taking a major step towards our goal of zero net greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to its outstanding environmental innovations, MSC Euribia offers a revolutionary design in terms of energy efficiency, enabling it to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive President of the MSC Group’s Cruise Division.
About energy efficiency and its effect on climate change, he went on to say, “Often, decarbonization approaches focus exclusively on measures related to energy sources. While they are an important part of the energy transition, we must not forget the essential role that energy efficiency will play in reducing energy demand today. The cleanest energy is the one we don’t use, and MSC Euribia was built on this principle.”
When MSC Euribia begins her journey to Copenhagen on June 3, 2023, she will make history when she sails the first net zero greenhouse gas emissions voyage. The voyage will end with Hollywood icon Sophia leading her naming ceremony on June 8, 2023.
“This industry-first net zero gas emissions voyage of our latest flagship MSC Euribia heralds another significant step on our decarbonization journey and demonstrates more than anything the extent of our commitment,” Vago said.
After her naming ceremony, MSC Euribia will sail her inaugural season in Northern Europe from the German port of Kiel. She will offer seven-night itineraries to the Norwegian Fjords with calls to Denmark, Norway and more.