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Named for the ancient Greek goddess Eurybia, who harnessed the natural elements to master the sea, MSC Euribia completed the first net-zero carbon emissions cruise in June 2023 when it sailed from the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France to Copenhagen, Denmark.Read More
MSC Cruises, the European line known for its family-friendly megaships and value-priced itineraries, is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions for its entire fleet by 2050. Euribia’s christening voyage was accomplished using not yet widely available bio-LNG (eco-friendly liquified natural gas) fuel. Until bio-LNG becomes more commercially viable, Euribia will be powered by fossil LNG, which offers a 20% reduction in carbon emissions over standard marine fuel. The ship, whose hull features eco-themed artwork by German artist Alix Flämig incorporating the hashtag #savethesea, also uses other sustainable onboard technologies to maximize energy efficiency.
Besides MSC’s commitment to eco-friendly cruising—as well as other sustainability and humanitarian efforts through its MSC Foundation—the cruise line is known for ships that offer affordable family fun and high-energy entertainment that attracts an international passenger mix. Euribia, which has a glitzy Vegas-style vibe, is MSC’s fifth Meraviglia-class ship and accommodates 4,838 guests at double occupancy and as many as 6,327 at capacity. Like most MSC ships, Euribia features MSC Yacht Club, a “ship-within-a-ship” enclave with elevated service and exclusive perks. The ship is Europe-based and will sail itineraries in Northern Europe year-round through the end of 2024.