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MSC Cruises unveiled that Oscar-winning actress Sophia Loren will name the MSC Euribia, the line’s most environmentally advanced ship to-date, in the naming ceremony which will take place on 8 June in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Danish capital was chosen as the launch location for the ship due to its rich maritime heritage and dedication to sustainability.

MSC Euribia is the second ship in MSC Cruises’ fleet to be powered by LNG, the cleanest and most efficient fuel available currently commercially at scale.

Celebrating the launch of this new ship, MSC Cruises invited many guests for the naming ceremony, 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 19th MSC Cruises’ ship.

Sarah Grünewald, a 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.