CRUISE NEWS: MSC Cruises Euribia ship naming ceremony will be June 8 in Copenhagen.
The new flagship will become MSC Cruises’ second ship to be powered by LNG, one of the world’s cleanest marine fuels available at scale and will also feature further state-of-the-art environmental technologies including ‘Baltic Standard’ advanced onboard wastewater treatment system, waste management handling, energy efficiency measures as well as shore power connectivity to enable zero emissions from the ship where onshore power is available.
MSC Cruises Euribia ship naming ceremony will be June 8 in Copenhagen and Euribia symbolizes the line’s commitment to protecting the oceans and this is why the port of Copenhagen was selected as the launch location – as not only does the port have a rich maritime heritage but Denmark is a country with a deep respect for the sea and commitment to sustainability.
This highly anticipated new ship 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 is designed to communicate the importance of protecting this delicate and complex ecosystem.
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.
MSC Cruises Euribia ship naming ceremony and will start her inaugural season in Northern Europe from June 10, MSC Euribia will offer seven-night sailings from Kiel, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark to the stunning Norwegian Fjords including Geiranger, Ålesund, and Flaam.
The environmentally advanced MSC Euribia
As an LNG powered ship, MSC Euribia marks another step forward for MSC Cruises in substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions. LNG plays a key role in the journey towards climate change mitigation and will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 25% on MSC Euribia compared to standard fuels while also virtually eliminating other air emissions.
As bio and synthetic fuels become available, MSC Euribia’s emissions will be further reduced. LNG is key to the development of low carbon solutions for shipping as emerging technologies such as fuel cells can be operated with LNG until zero emissions bio-LNG or green hydrogen become available at scale. MSC Cruises is actively involved in several projects to develop and make these technologies viable in partnership with regulators, academia, shipyards and industry.
MSC Euribia will utilize an advanced wastewater treatment system, as well as an underwater radiated noise management system to minimize the effects of vibrations on marine life. Multiple energy efficiency features help reduce and optimize engine use.
A rich and varied onboard experience
On board, guests can enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences with the ship’s array of amenities and thrilling entertainment. A few key highlights include:
- On board, guests will have the opportunity to explore to their hearts’ content as they make their way through the beating heart of the ship, the iconic Mediterranean-style Promenade with its breath-taking LED Dome, wide array of shops, delicious speciality restaurants and entertainment options to discover
- Guests can choose between 10 elegant dining venues, as well as the ships 21 bars and lounges, to meet the needs of everyone’s preferences
- The ship’s 954-seat theatre, offering world-class live entertainment every evening
- Five impressive pools, as well as its very own coral themed AquaPark, one of the largest and most elaborate waterparks at sea
- The fleet’s onboard MSC Foundation Centre will allow children to participate in educational games to learn more about the significance of the environment, as well as the option for adults to learn more about MSC Foundation’s programs and causes.
Copenhagen – City of Cool
Copenhagen really is the pearl of Scandinavia and is a must-visit destination with a whole host of unmissable experiences. The award-wining capital is rich in culture, seamlessly combining history with modernism, is renowned for striking Scandinavian architecture and boasts a world-class gastronomy scene all underpinned with a commitment to sustainability.
About Copenhagen Malmö Port
Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) is the largest cruise port in Northern Europe. The company is responsible for cruise operations in Copenhagen (Denmark), Visby and Malmö (Sweden) and welcomes almost 500 cruise calls yearly. Copenhagen is the leading turn around port in the region with well-connected international airports, strong infrastructure, and an efficient port operation with a dedication to deliver world-class service to our customers and their guests. CMP aspires to become climate neutral by 2025. Specifically for the cruise terminals in Copenhagen, dedicated investments were done in 2014 when waste water pipelines were installed underground, and shore power is being established, also for the largest cruise vessels, within a few years.
Source: MSC Cruises