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MSC Euribia Inaugural Itineraries and Hull Design Revealed

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MSC Cruises has revealed the hull design and Inaugural Itineraries of its newest ship MSC Euribia, under construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France. The second liquified natural gas-powered (LNG) ship set to join the MSC Cruises fleet in June 2023, will be the most environmentally-advanced vessel to date. 

MSC Euribia will spend her inaugural season in Northern Europe and will sail, from the German port of Kiel, with two very different itineraries, offering passengers a wide variety of exciting destinations to discover.

MSC Euribia will offer incredible seven-night itineraries sailing to the Norwegian Fjords with weekly departures from Kiel, Germany, with calls including Copenhagen, Denmark; Hellesylt, Norway to visit Geiranger Fjord; as well as Alesund and Flaam, also in Norway, among others.

The hull art of MSC Euribia

Highlighting its commitment to protect the oceans, MSC Cruises organized an international competition via Talenthouse. The intention was to create a work of art for the MSC Euribia hull, inspired by the sea and the importance of the marine ecosystem.

The winner of the contest is Alex Flaeming who won the competition among candidates from 59 countries. 

Competition winner Alex Flaemig commented: “To raise even more awareness of the underwater world which is a truly unique universe, teeming with precious life, I have graphically placed a small section of this ecosystem on the hull of the MSC Euribia. What was most important to me was not only the representation of the underwater world, but also the message on how to preserve it. I would also like to emphasize that a healthy sea also has undeniably beneficial effects on terrestrial ecosystems.”

MSC Euribia will run on Liquefied Natural Gas and will be equipped with new generation wastewater treatment systems and an underwater radiated noise attenuation system. As bio fuels and synthetic fuels become available, emissions from MSC Euribia will be further reduced. MSC is also engaged in the development of fuel cells, hydrogen and solid oxide fuel cells for cruise ships. The company's mission is to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.