- Oscar-winning Sophia Loren will name her 19 MSC Cruises ship
- The traditional event will officially launch MSC Cruises most environmentally advanced ship to-date and the second LNG powered ship to join the fleet
With less than one month to go, MSC Cruises unveiled today further details of the Naming Ceremony for the launch of the line’s most environmentally advanced ship to-date, MSC Euribia, which will take place on 8 June in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Scandinavian capital was chosen as the launch location for the ship due to its rich maritime heritage and dedication to sustainability. MSC Euribia is symbolic of the line’s vision for a sustainable future and a deep respect and commitment to protect and preserve the marine environment.
MSC Euribia is “Built for the future” – she is the most energy-efficient cruise ship design ever. The vessel is the second ship in MSC Cruises’ fleet to be powered by LNG, the cleanest and most efficient fuel available currently commercially at scale. She will also feature further state-of-the-art environmental technologies, including advanced onboard wastewater treatment systems, waste management handling, energy efficiency measures as well innovative underwater radiated noise management systems to reduce the potential impact on the marine environment.
AN EVENING TO REMEMBER
Celebrating the launch of this innovative new ship, MSC Cruises will invite guests for the Naming Ceremony of the latest flagship to join the fleet, bringing together local dignitaries, key travel partners, international media, and various household names, including Hollywood icon and Oscar-winning actress, Sophia Loren. Madame Loren holds a long-standing personal relationship with the line and will carry out her role as Godmother for her 19MSC Cruises’ ship.
To host the proceedings, Sarah Grünewald, well-known Danish television host, actress and model will serve as the Master of Ceremony. Throughout the event, guests can expect a time-honoured tradition of breaking a bottle of champagne over the bow of the vessel, a beautiful gala dinner, as well as live entertainment and performances, including a special DJ set to top off the night from world-renowned French DJ and record producer, Bob Sinclar.
Following on from the event, MSC Euribia will then commence sailing in Northern Europe this summer with 7-night sailings from Kiel, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark to the captivating Norwegian Fjords including Geiranger, Ålesund, and Flaam.