MSC World Europa has arrived

MSC World Europa has arrived

MSC Cruises has taken delivery of the LNG-powered vessel which is now en route to Doha for its naming ceremony

MSC Cruises has taken delivery of its newest ship MSC World Europa and he new vessel is now en route to Doha, Qatar for its naming ceremony on November 13.

The 47m-wide ship spans 22 decks and boasts more than 40,000 square metres of public space. As the line’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered vessel, it is their most innovative and environmentally advanced to date.

Highlights include the 104m outdoor World Promenade, featuring entertainment, sea views and The Venom Drop @ The Spiral, the longest dry slide at sea spanning 11 decks.

The ship has a choice of 33 restaurants, bars and lounges, including Chef’s Garden Kitchen in collaboration with Michelin-starred chef, TV personality and author Niklas Ekstedt; an onboard microbrewery in partnership with Teo Musso, founder and brewmaster of Italian craft and farm brewery Birra Baladin; and the Gin Project featuring over 70 craft gins.

Entertainment includes three new concert-style shows in the multi-purpose Luna Park Arena; five new full-scale theatre productions in the World Theatre; four themed experiences in the Panorama Lounge; and surprise, pop-up live exhibits throughout the ship.

There are also plenty of facilities for kids aged up to 17 developed in collaboration with Lego and Chicco, plus seven swimming pools and 13 whirlpools around the ship.

It features all-new cabin designs and the most balcony cabins on any ship in the line’s fleet, including the Infinite Ocean view cabins with a panoramic sliding window that turns into a glass balustrade when open. It also features the ‘ship within a ship’ MSC Yacht Club featuring luxurious suites with private facilities.

MSC World Europa will spend its inaugural season in the Gulf offering seven-night cruises from Dubai, before heading to the Mediterranean in summer 2023, offering seven-night cruises calling the Italian ports of Genoa, Naples and Messina, Valletta in Malta, Barcelona in Spain and Marseille in France.

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