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MSC Officially Names Newest Ship MSC Euribia

MSC Officially Names Newest Ship MSC Euribia

MSC Euribia, the newest ship from Swiss global cruise line MSC, has officially received her name during a gala ceremony in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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MSC Cruises welcomed its new flagship, MSC Euribia, to the fleet on June 8, 2023 during a naming ceremony in Copenhagen, Denmark. The traditional ceremony honored maritime heritage and paid tribute to the environmentally-advanced Euribia, designed to be the most energy-efficient cruise ship ever.

Euribia’s gala naming ceremony included several distinguished guests

Danish television host, actress, and model Sarah Grünewald oversaw Euribia‘s naming ceremony. Joining the festivities were distinguished guests from around the world, key travel partners and international media, as well as top management from MSC Cruises and its parent company, MSC Group.

Screen legend and godmother of MSC Cruises’ fleet Sophia Loren was also in attendance to officially name the new ship, continuing her longstanding relationship with the brand.

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Sophia Loren, godmother of MSC Cruises’ fleet, was at the naming ceremony to christen MSC Euribia (image courtesy of MSC Cruises)

The occasion included live entertainment and speeches combined with the important maritime tradition of cutting a ribbon to break a bottle of champagne over the ship’s bow.

Guests were also treated to a gourmet gala dinner and unforgettable performances, including a DJ set by French record producer Bob Sinclar, who closed out the evening.

MSC’s top management, Euribia‘s Captain Stefano Battinelli, and honored guests celebrate the new ship at the naming ceremony in Copenhagen (image courtesy of MSC Cruises)

MSC Euribia was built for more sustainable cruising

The Euribia is the cruise line’s second ship to be powered by liquified natural gas (LNG), the cleanest maritime fuel commercially available at scale. She has a variety of best-in-class environmental equipment on board, including innovative wastewater treatment systems and waste management processing.

The new MSC Euribia arriving in Copenhagen ahead of her naming ceremony (image courtesy of MSC Cruises)

The new ship has also been designed with the future in mind, allowing her to incorporate future sustainability technologies such as carbon-neutral synthetic and other alternative fuels as they become available.

During her maiden voyage, MSC Euribia completed a net zero greenhouse gas emissions journey from Saint-Nazaire to Copenhagen, benefiting from the emissions reductions allowed by bio-LNG and the application of the mass balance approach, a method used to reduce emissions from transport and logistics.

MSC Euribia begins sailing in Northern Europe this summer with 7-night sailings from Kiel, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark to the Norwegian Fjords, including Geiranger, Ålesund, and Flaam.

What do you think about the new MSC Euribia? Have you ever attended a cruise ship naming ceremony? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Carrie Ann Karstunen