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MSC Euribia Completes Successful Sea Trials

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MSC Euribia has successfully completed her deep-water intensive systems tests during a four-day trial in the Atlantic Ocean.

The cruise line’s latest flagship will next receive her finishing touches at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France before being officially delivered to MSC Cruises on 31 May.

MSC Euribia will be MSC Cruises’ 22nd ship to join its fleet. The cruise line’s second liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ship be able to accommodate up to 6,327 passengers.

The ship will be officially named on 8 June in Copenhagen, Denmark before sailing a maiden inaugural season in Northern Europe from her homeport in Kiel, Germany.

MSC Euribia will feature innovative and advanced marine technology, as well as LNG fuel – one of the world’s cleanest marine fuels available at scale – to minimise its environmental footprint.

She will also strike a new silhouette with an exclusive customised fresco painted on her exterior that celebrates MSC Cruises’ commitment to protecting and preserving the marine environment.

The ship features hullwork designed by German graphic artist Alex Flämig following an international competition.

The artwork “aims to stimulate discussion on the importance of protecting the delicate and complex ecosystem of the oceans.”

Designed with an ocean-inspired colour palette, Flämig’s visual masterpiece entitled “#SavetheSea” is a representation of MSC Cruises’ ongoing dedication to the sea and commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

The ship will also feature shore power plug-in connectivity to reduce carbon emissions in port and the most advanced wastewater treatment systems designed in line with the United Nations’ shipping body the International Maritime Organization.

She is also fitted with comprehensive waste recycling, underwater radiated noise management system to help limit disturbance to marine life and a comprehensive range of onboard energy-efficient equipment.

MSC Euribia will begin to set sail for her inaugural season in Northern Europe in June, offering 7-night sailings from Kiel, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark to the Norwegian Fjords including Geiranger, Ålesund, and Flaam.

To find out more about MSC Euribia, please click here.

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