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Last night in Copenhagen MSC Cruises officially named MSC Euribia, its new flagship and a vessel that is being touted as the most energy-efficient cruise ship design ever.
The ship is MSC Cruises' second vessel powered by LNG, the cleanest marine fuel currently commercially available at scale. On board, the ship boasts a range of environmental technology, including advanced onboard wastewater treatment systems and waste management handling.
The Euribia has also been designed with the future in mind, allowing her to incorporate future innovations in sustainability, such as carbon-neutral synthetic and other alternative fuels as soon as they are available at scale.
MSC Cruises says Euribia is expected to be the most energy-efficient cruise ship design in the world at the time of her launch. During her maiden voyage, the ship completed a net zero GHG emissions journey from St Nazaire to Copenhagen benefiting from the emissions reductions allowed by the bio-LNG and application of the mass balance approach.
The celebratory Naming Ceremony event was hosted by Danish actress and model Sarah Grünewald. Sophia Loren, Godmother of MSC Cruises' fleet and globally recognized screen legend, was also in attendance to officially name the ship, continuing her long-standing relationship with MSC Cruises.
MSC Euribia begins sailings in Northern Europe this summer with seven-night sailings from Kiel, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark to the Norwegian Fjords.
The 22nd vessel in the MSC Cruises fleet is 43 metres wide and spans 19 decks, with 2,419 cabins and 376,737 square feet of public space. The ship is the second LNG-powered vessel in the fleet and strikes a new silhouette with an exclusive customized fresco entitled #SaveTheSea painted on her exterior.
Key highlights of the new ship include:
-- The Carousel Lounge is reinvented with a new layout, offering more panoramic ocean views, allowing guests to relax during the day or participate in a range of leisure activities as well as enjoy a variety of live music every evening including from the Big Band at Sea -- one of the largest big bands at sea.
-- The kids' area features 7,535 square feet of interior space entirely dedicated to kids and teenagers with seven rooms, each catered to different age groups from 0 - 17 years. For the first time, this area will include the MSC Foundation Lab - offering a brand-new kid's area and program of activities dedicated to educate children and teenagers about environmental topics.
-- Guests can choose between 10 dining venues, including five speciality restaurants with the brand-new Le Grill, a stylish French bistro meets steakhouse, and Kaito Sushi & Robatayaki, a mainstay of MSC Cruises that features a Robatayaki for the first time.
-- The Euribia features five pools and the Ocean Cay AquaPark, one of the largest and most elaborate waterparks at sea, with three water slides.
-- The 945-seat Delphi Theatre offers live entertainment every evening with a full seven-day program of big-production shows.
-- The ship offers 21 bars and lounges with five outdoor and 16 indoor areas to meet the needs and preferences of all.
To find out more about MSC Euribia, click here.
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