The first sea trials for MSC Cruises' newest ship MSC Euribia, currently under construction in Saint-Nazaire (France), were delayed due to union strikes against pension reform in French ports.
Scheduled for Thursday, March 23rd, the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard (STX France) has not yet announced the new date for the sea trials. The timing will depend on the social movement's length.
In spite of the setback, MSC Euribia is on track for delivery in late May 2023, with its building progressing in Dock C of the shipyard.
After her completion, the ship will be christened in Copenhagen (Denmark) on June 8th, becoming MSC's second LNG-powered ship - after MSC World Europa. Euribia is intended to serve as a symbol of MSC's commitment to protecting the seas. Copenhagen was chosen as the location for the naming ceremony due to its rich maritime history and the reputation of the country as a pioneer in sustainability.
MSC Euribia meets the "Baltic Standard" for wastewater treatment. She has improved energy efficiency, advanced waste management systems, and a shore power connection enabling her to operate emission-free while in port.
During the inaugural season, MSC Euribia will offer 7-night roundtrips from Kiel (Germany), starting from June 10th.