In addition to the new MSC Euribia – which is set to enter service for MSC Cruises in June, the MSC Cruises Group is set to receive the Explora I in 2023.
Under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard, the vessel will mark the debut of Explora Journeys, the group’s new luxury lifestyle brand.
Here are all the details of MSC’s 2023 newbuilds:
Brand: MSC Cruises
Shipyard: Chantiers de l’Atlantique (France)
Capacity: 4,888 guests
Cruising Region: Northern Europe
Completing MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia Class, the MSC Euribia is set to debut in June. Sporting a unique hull art that aims to represent the company’s commitment to the sea, the 4,888-guest vessel will offer itineraries in Northern Europe.
Following an inaugural season sailing in the Norwegian Fjords, the Euribia is set to spend the winter season in Western Europe, offering cruises that link England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
Among the ship’s unique features is Galleria Euribia, an indoor promenade topped by the longest LED dome at sea, and a selection of 10 dining venues and 21 bars.
Currently under construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France, the Euribia will become the fleet’s second LNG-powered ship. With a strong focus on sustainability, the vessel will also advanced wastewater treatment systems, a waste management center and high energy efficiency.
Brand: Explora Journeys
Shipyard: Fincantieri (Italy)
Capacity: 922 guests
Cruising Region: World
Scheduled to enter service in July, the Explora I will mark the launch of Explora Journeys, a new brand for the MSC Cruises Group. Designed to offer an upscale product, the mid-sized vessel will offer a series of luxury amenities that include 11 culinary experiences and 12 bars.
With capacity to just 922 guests, the ship also boasts a total of 461 larger-than-average suites, all with private balconies and walk-in wardrobes. Other features of the Explora I include a casino, an art gallery, a culinary school, three outdoor heated swimming pools, an indoor heated pool wit retractable glass ceiling and more.
Sailing all over the world, the 64,000-ton vessel is set to debut in Northern Europe before offering itineraries in North America, the Atlantic and the Caribbean through the end of the year.