MSC World Europa, under construction in France, is scheduled to debut in December 2022. At 1,093 ft (333 m) long, 22 decks high, and with 430,556 sq. ft (40,000 sq. m) of public space, it promises to be MSC Cruises’ longest ship, but that’s not all. The ground-breaking platform brings together innovative technologies and industry-first design features, including its unique Y-shape.
According to MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago, “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 on board 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.”
The size of the ship allows for the creation of entirely distinct areas, from the adults-only zen section to the lively promenade filled with entertainment, shops and bars, to a separate family area with lots of kids’ facilities. In addition, the ground-breaking vessel will boast six pools, 14 whirlpools, a family sundeck, an Aquapark, and so much more.
As for culinary experiences, MSC World Europa will feature 13 venues, with six specialty restaurants and an array of bars: the Masters of the Sea Pub, for example, will be split across two decks and will offer craft beer brewed on board the ship for the first time, and the Elixir-Mixology Bar will provide guests with elaborate signature cocktails.
Accommodation options on board the MSC World Europa will include 19 different categories, and 65 percent of staterooms will offer balconies. The Luxurious duplex MSC Yacht Club suites, for example, will come with a large balcony AND a private hot tub, not to mention an open living/dining room area.
Vago further added, “We have a strong, clear vision for the future, and we combine that with our own timeless style. MSC World Europa embodies this perfectly – bringing together future-proof technologies, globally-inspired urban design, and our signature European flair to give our guests a next-level cruise experience.”
The ship will spend her inaugural season in the Gulf, with a four-night sailing from Doha in Qatar to her new homeport of Dubai, UAE.
In March 2023, MSC World Europa will head to the Mediterranean Sea, offering seven-night cruises with ports of call in Genoa, Naples, and Messina in Italy, Valletta in Malta, Barcelona in Spain, and Marseille in France.