MSC Cruises has opened sales for MSC Euribia – the line’s most environmentally advanced ship in its fleet and its second LNG-powered ship.
Due to launch in early June 2023, MSC Euribia will spend her inaugural season in Northern Europe from the German port of Kiel, offering seven-night itineraries to the Norwegian Fjords with weekly departures calling in at Copenhagen, Denmark; Hellesylt, Norway for the Geirangerfjord; as well as Alesund and Flaam, also in Norway, among others.
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LNG plays a key role in the journey towards climate change mitigation and will reduce CO 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‘s hull will be a standout in the Meraviglia-Plus class, thanks to an exclusive artwork designed as a commitment by MSC Cruises to the sea. The line held an exclusive international design competition to create a unique artwork, inspired by the sea and its important marine ecosystem. The design will be featured permanently on the ship’s hull, highlighting the steps that the Company is taking towards a greener future.
Designs from 59 countries worldwide were submitted and the winner, German artist Alex Flaemig was revealed last week. Flaemig will have the honour of his artwork gracing the ship’s exterior, shining a light on the Company’s ongoing commitment to the environment and the pledge to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2050.
The five finalists will have their designs displayed onboard the ship in a new gallery.
The winning artwork was selected from scores of others from around the world by a panel of international judges including sand artist Jben, known for his large-scale ephemeral sand frescoes that wash away with the tide, architect Martin Francis and Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of the Cruise Division of MSC Group.