VIDEO: MSC Cruises invites artists to design MSC Euribia's hull

   October 26, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

With October 25 being International Artist Day, MSC Cruises is giving artists around the world the chance to transform MSC Euribia's hull into a floating canvas to communicate the importance of respect for the environment.

The newbuild, which is the most environmentally advanced ship in the fleet to date, was named after the ancient goddess Eurybia who harnessed the weather, winds, and constellations to master the seas. The vision of the cruise ship is to master the deployment of sustainable technologies to preserve the marine ecosystem.

The design contest, which opened on Monday, is a first for MSC and shines a light on the line’s ongoing commitment to the environment and the commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The entries are to be judged by a panel of international judges, of which sand artist Jben, popular for his large-scale sand frescoes, architect Martin Francis and the Executive Chairman of the Cruise Division of MSC Group, Pierfrancesco Vago.

MSC Euribia is due to come into service in 2023 and become the 2nd LNG-powered cruise ship in the MSC fleet.