Set to launch in 2023, MSC Euribia will be the second ship in the MSC fleet -- after MSC World Europa which enters service in 2022 -- to be powered by liquid natural gas (LNG) fuel. The 6,334-passenger vessel is the line's third Meraviglia-Plus class ship and will be sister ship to MSC Grandiosa, and MSC Virtuosa.
Instantly recognizable design features from the Meraviglia and Meraviglia Class ships will be found on MSC Euribia, most notably a 305-feet LED screen running along the ceiling of the central indoor promenade. Changing images and light shows will projected on the screen in the social hub of the ship containing restaurants, bars and shops. Elsewhere, MSC Euribia will have an Aurea Spa, Broadway-style theater and the MSC's exclusive ship-within-a-ship Yacht Club with its own staterooms, pool deck and dining room.
In a break from the norm, MSC Euribia will be the first in the 22-strong fleet to boast colourful artwork across its hull. MSC has launched a global competition for artists to design an artwork inspired by the sea and the marine ecosystem that will be featured on the hull. There is a 15,500 euro prize and free cruise for the winning artist plus a 1,500 euro prize each for five finalists who will have their work displayed inside the ship.
Under construction at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in France, MSC Euribia will be equipped with advanced technologies to minimise its impact on the environment. Fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG), which is the cleanest marine fuel, the ship's engines have the potential to reduce greenhouse emissions by up to 21 percent compared with standard fuels, and as bio and synthetic fuels become available MSC Euribia's emissions will be further reduced.
The ship will also utilize a next-generation advanced wastewater treatment system as well as an underwater radiated noise management system to minimize the effect of vibrations on marine life.
MSC is tentatively set for June 2023, although no details have been released yet on MSC Euribia's maiden voyage or the itineraries that the ship will sail during the inaugural season. So watch this space.
MSC Euribia will be 181,541 gross tons and carry 6,334 passengers at full occupancy, with 1,704 crew.
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