MSC Cruises has announced that the naming ceremony for its latest flagship, MSC Euribia, will take place in Copenhagen on 8 June.
The ship will be the line’s second to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will also feature other “state-of-the-art environmental technologies”, according to MSC.
These will include an advanced on-board wastewater treatment system, waste management handling, energy efficiency measures and shore power connectivity to enable zero emissions from the ship where onshore power is available.
MSC Euribia will start its inaugural season on 10 June, offering seven-night sailings from Kiel, Germany, and Copenhagen, to the Norwegian fjords.
It will also sail out of Southampton from October 2023 and throughout winter 2023/24.
Itineraries will include visits to destinations such as Amsterdam, Bruges and Paris. There will be five-night options, from £359pp, seven-night cruises starting at £499pp and a 21-night itinerary departing on 5 January 2024 and calling at Casablanca, the Canary Islands and Lisbon.
MSC Cruises ‘leading’ on sustainability
MSC Cruises UK & Ireland MD Antonio Paradiso said: “We are committed to offering the best experience for our guests from the UK and Ireland, and that is why our newest environmentally advanced flagship, MSC Euribia, will be sailing from the UK during winter 2023.
“Since our first full ex-UK season back in 2018, we’ve seen a huge demand for stress-free, no-fly cruises from Southampton on board our current UK-based ship, MSC Virtuosa.
“We will be able to build on this success by offering our UK customers the opportunity to experience one of the most impressive cruise experiences available, featuring leading sustainability technology and cutting-edge design.”
In late January, MSC launched a new global brand campaign to showcase how sustainability “is at the beating heart of its daily activities and long-term growth strategy”.
A one-minute TV ad was filmed on the line’s first LNG ship, MSC World Europa, which came into service late last year.