Introducing MSC World Europa, the New Innovative Ship from MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises unveiled features of its newest ship, MSC World Europa. According to the line, the vessel will be the most innovative and environmentally advanced in its fleet. MSC World Europa is first in the new MSC World Class, a next generation of ships that includes future-proof marine and onboard hospitality technologies, and will feature a new ultra-modern design.
“Quite unlike anything else at sea today, MSC World Europa and the entire MSC World Class redefines the cruise experience in so many ways: from the future-proof onboard technologies that this completely new platform introduces for the first time all the way to its ground-breaking marine and interior design features. Put it simply, MSC World Europa marks the beginning of a new era for cruising,” remarked Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises.
MSC World Europa will be the first LNG-powered vessel in MSC Cruises’ fleet and the most environmentally advanced to date. The ship will run on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), one of the world’s cleanest marine fuels available. In addition, MSC World Europa will feature selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, shore-to-ship power connectivity, advanced wastewater treatment systems, underwater radiated noise management system, and a wide range of energy-efficient equipment.
At 1,093 ft. long, 22 decks high and with 430,556 sq. ft. of public space, MSC World Europa will be MSC Cruises’ longest ship in its fleet.
Here is a look at some of the onboard highlights guests can expect to find on MSC World Europa:
An Urban Metropolis at Sea
MSC World class ships were designed for travelers to find a range of experiences to suit their preferences. The size of the vessel allows for distinct districts, each with their own types of activities and venues. According to MSC Cruises, the result is “a vibrant cosmopolitan melting pot, for a varied and exciting guest experience that is unlike any other at sea today.”
Among the activities onboard, guests will find six pools and 14 hot tubs, a family sundeck, and an Aquapark with integrated virtual reality technology. The ship will also feature full-scale production theatre shows, with new immersive performance venues.
MSC World Europa’s ground-breaking design is based on a new platform. With a futuristic silhouette, the ship’s signature 90-degree plumb bow shaped like an arrow will cut through the water with ease. The impressive, never-before-seen Y-shaped aft will open onto the 341-ft.-long Europa Promenade offering breath-taking ocean views. Half-open to the sky and half-covered by an imposing LED-sky screen, the screen will feature tailor-made displays throughout the day.
A featured element of the ship is The Spiral - a striking dryslide that spans 11 decks inside the ship - the longest at sea.
Diverse Dining Options
MSC World Europa will also bring the dining experience to the next level for the line. The ship will feature 13 dining venues, including six specialty restaurants. Two new restaurants will include the Chef’s Garden Kitchen focusing on flavorful microgreens, and La Pescaderia, a traditional seafood grill with alfresco seating. Fan favorites such as Butcher’s Cut, Kaito Teppanyaki Grill and Sushi Bar, and Hola! Tacos & Cantina will also return to the ship.
The familiar Masters of the Sea Pub will be split across two decks and brew craft beer onboard for the first time. Other new concepts to be introduced include the Elixir - Mixology Bar, a South Asian-style tea room, an authentic Emporium coffee bar, a widely stocked Gin Bar, a juice bar, and a gelateria.
Guests can choose from 19 different categories of staterooms, with 65% including balconies. The ship will introduce multiple new stateroom types: Balcony suites and staterooms that overlook the promenade, luxurious duplex MSC Yacht Club suites, stylish Aurea Suites with a spacious balcony and private hot tub, and Infinite Oceanview staterooms featuring a panoramic sliding window that turns into a glass balustrade when open.
MSC World Europa will come into service in December 2022 and will spend its inaugural season in the Gulf homeporting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In March 2023 the ship will head to the Mediterranean offering cruises calling on Genoa, Naples, Messina, Valletta, Barcelona, and Marseille. Bookings for sailings on MSC World Europa are officially open.