A new ship from MSC Cruises will debut next year and feature hull art that reflects the ship will be the greenest ship in the cruise line’s fleet.
MSC Euribia will launch in June 2023 and cruises on the new cruise ship are open for bookings. It will be the cruise line’s second LNG-powered ship and will also be its most environmentally friendly ship.
MSC Euribia will sport a distinctly different silhouette to her sister Meraviglia-Plus class cruise ships, thanks to exclusive artwork designed as MSC Cruises’ commitment to the sea.
MSC Cruises organized an exclusive international design competition through Talent House to create a unique work of art for the ship’s hull, inspired by the sea and its important marine ecosystem. The design will be featured permanently on the ship’s hull, highlighting the steps the company is taking towards a greener future.
Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Group’s Cruise Division, said: “In response to the growing need to protect the ocean for future generations, we have made it our mission to equip our ships with the most advanced technologies and environmental solutions. latest and most advanced, with MSC Euribia showcasing the best of them to date. The competition to design the hull of our latest LNG vessel has been launched to help us communicate our unwavering commitment to the environment as this vessel travels the world. Mr. Flaemig’s design has perfectly captured this message of passion and dedication to preserving the marine environment and its complex ecosystem and sends out a strong call to action for all who see this vessel to save the seas.
Winner Alex Flaemig commented: “In order to make people even more aware of this unique underwater world with its precious life, I have graphically placed a small part of this ecosystem on the hull of MSC Euribia. What was important to me was not only the representation of the underwater world, but also a message on how to preserve it.
Flaemig, from Dresden, Germany, was inspired by the opportunity to transform the hull of MSC Euribia into a giant floating canvas to highlight the importance of respecting the environment.
Her #SaveTheSea design showcases the unique underwater world with its precious life and weaves together the colors of the MSC Cruises and MSC Foundation logos, creating a gradient effect that paints marine flora and fauna across the hull.
MSC Euribia will enter service in 2023 and will become the second LNG-powered ship in the MSC Cruises fleet, marking another milestone in the substantial reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. LNG plays a key role in the journey towards climate change mitigation and will reduce CO emissions by up to 25% on MSC Euribia compared to standard fuels while virtually eliminating other air emissions.