Cruise News Today – June 9, 2023 [VIDEO]

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More Norwegian Epic sailings are being canceled. 

The line has ax three Norwegian Epic cruises scheduled for 2025, citing a dry dock and ship revitalization. 

This is among other recent cancellations, including thirteen cruises scheduled between December 2023 and April 2024 and canceled cruises on other ships for various reasons, such as full ship charters. 

The three canceled Epic voyages were originally set to sail between April 15 and May 5, 2025.

Another cruise ship has been christened. 

MSC Cruises welcomed its greenest and most energy-efficient ship, MSC Euribia, on Thursday evening.

Christened by Italian actress Sofia Loren in Copenhagen, the ship showed off new features, such as its 

The ship was named after the ancient goddess Eurybia, who commanded the seas. 

Will begin her maiden voyage from Kiel, Germany, and Copenhagen, Denmark, to Norway’s Fjords this summer.

Euribia is 184,000 GRT and 6334 guests. 

A cruise ship with solar panel sails and operating on batteries. 

Hurtigruten aims to launch a zero-emissions electric ship with sails covered in solar panels for passenger tours by 2030. 

The ship’s 60 MW batteries will run on renewables with a range of 300 to 350 miles per charge, but to supplement its energy source, three retractable sails will reach up to 50 meters in height with a solar panel coverage of 1,500 square meters.

The ship will have 270 cabins to hold 500 passengers and 99 crew.

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