Epic Euribia

Suzanna Pinder on 09 February 2024
Recently I was lucky to be invited aboard MSC’s newest ship into their fleet, Euribia. One of their larger ships and probably the biggest cruise ship I have had the pleasure to explore (currently the 12th largest cruise ship in the world), the well designed areas and entertainment comfortably accommodates all types of guest from babies through the tweens and teens, multi-generations, groups, solos and couples.

Embarking into the magnificent central Galeria, guests are immediately wowed by the glittering crystal staircases and spectacular LED Dome running the length of the indoor promenade, home to some fabulous shopping and an array of tasty restaurants – the perfect destination for socializing and entertainment.

With five swimming pools, including one of the most intricate waterparks and longest pool at sea, there is plenty of space for guests to relax on deck, in and out of the water. The Balinese styled Aurea Spa is a fabulous haven for relaxation, offering a wide range of massages and beauty treatments, thermal area, hair salon, nail bar and barber shop.

Euribia probably has some of the best facilities I have seen for younger cruisers, with seven rooms dedicated to children and teens of all ages, including an indoor sports hall, games areas, more than 100 hours of live family entertainment per cruise and the first MSC Foundation Youth Centre. The ship also offers fabulous family cabins, specific dining and excursions.

For those preferring a more luxurious cruising experience, Euribia has a lovely private members area, the MSC Yacht Club, with a dedicated restaurant and lounges, large private pool area with solarium and whirlpool baths, 24-hour butler service, dedicated massage rooms and full access to the thermal suite in the MSC Aurea Spa.

Dining includes a fabulous range of 10 unique venues from buffet to 5* waiter service, salads and sandwiches to sushi and teppanyaki. Being an Italian owned cruise line, the homemade seafood pasta was simply divine! 21 bars dotted about the ship ensuring guests are never thirsty, including a sports bar showing the big games, traditional pub, sunset bar, champagne bar, big band lounge and plenty more. There is also great entertainment onboard, such as comedy and stage shows, acrobatics and cabaret.

Euribia is named after the ancient goddess Eurybia who harnessed the winds, weather and constellations to master the seas. Following in her footsteps, Euribia uses state-of-the-art sustainable technology to protect and preserve the precious marine ecosystem, with advanced onboard wastewater treatment system, strict recycling procedures and a wide range of energy-saving equipment to maximise efficiency, such as smart heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Even Euribia’s hull symbolizes MSC’s commitment to the sea, with a unique and iconic design and the hashtag #SaveTheSea.

A fabulous ship offering a huge range of onboard facilities to suit all cruisers and some wonderful itineraries to match.