MSC WORLD EUROPA STARTS SAILING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
- MSC Cruises’ first vessel to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) – MSC World Europa – has arrived in Europe after spending her maiden season in the Arabian Gulf.
- MSC World Europa offers 7-night cruises calling the Italian ports of Genoa, Naples, and Messina, as well as Valletta in Malta, Barcelona in Spain, and Marseille in France.
MSC Cruises’ innovative new ship—MSC World Europa—is starting her first summer season in the Mediterranean after arriving from the Arabian Gulf this week. The ship became MSC Cruises’ largest, and the company’s first to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), when she was delivered in October 2022.
Rubén A. Rodríguez, President, MSC Cruises USA, said: “Our guests from the U.S. have been thrilled to cruise on board MSC World Europa during her inaugural season in the Arabian Gulf, and many more of them are flocking to Europe as she starts her first summer season in the Mediterranean. This groundbreaking ship exemplifies our unwavering commitment to sustainable cruising. MSC World Europa’s innovative environmental and marine technologies represent a major step forward on our journey towards meeting our target of net-zero emissions by 2050, and it offers a glimpse at our future in the U.S. as we move toward bringing MSC World America into service in 2025.”
Next-generation cruise experience
During this first summer season in the Mediterranean, guests on MSC World Europa will be able to experience the trailblazing ship’s extraordinary features and impressive spaces. Some of these features include the spectacular World Promenade, immersive restaurants, next-level entertainment options, and MSC Cruises’ largest kids’ area.
MSC World Europa’s key figures:
- Gross Tonnage – 215,863
- Length – 1,094 feet
- Width – 154 feet
- Height – 223 feet
- Passenger cabins – 2,626
- Passenger Capacity – 6,762
MSC World Europa will welcome guests for the summer season in the Mediterranean Sea, giving guests the ultimate Mediterranean cruise experience. She will sail 7-night itineraries calling at the Italian ports of Genoa, Naples, and Messina, as well as Valletta in Malta, Barcelona in Spain, and Marseille in France.
THE SPECTACULAR WORLD PROMENADE
The nearly 350-foot-long outdoor World Promenade is one of the ship’s most impressive spaces. Day or night, this is the place to be for entertainment, stunning sea views, and The Venom Drop @ The Spiral, the longest dry slide at sea with its 11-deck drop.
The World Promenade is connected to the World Galleria, which spans nearly 24,000 square feet. This space is crowned by an awe-inspiring LED and kinetic dome ceiling. The World Promenade is the perfect place to shop, dine, and relax with a drink.
IMMERSIVE CULINARY EXPERIENCES
MSC World Europa takes guests on a gastronomic journey around the world with a choice of 20 bars and lounges, and 13 dining venues—each with its own distinct style and ambiance. This includes six specialty restaurants and seven brand new bar and café concepts.
Chef’s Garden Kitchen is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between MSC Cruises and Michelin-starred chef, Niklas Ekstedt. This restaurant focuses on natural ingredients and a farm-to-ocean ethos. It features the first-at-sea hydroponic garden where guests will be treated to a uniquely immersive experience, with the master chef preparing Ekstedt’s extraordinary creations in an open kitchen against a backdrop of panoramic sea views.
MSC World Europa also features the line’s first onboard microbrewery in partnership with Teo Musso, the founder and brewmaster of Italian craft and farm brewery Birra Baladin.
NEXT-LEVEL ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS
Guests of all ages can enjoy awe-inspiring entertainment from morning to night. Some of these entertainment options include three new concert-style shows in the multipurpose Luna Park Arena, five new full-scale theatre productions in the World Theatre, four themed experiences in the Panorama Lounge, and pop-up live shows throughout the ship.
THE LARGEST, MOST ACTION-PACKED KIDS’ AREA IN MSC CRUISES’ FLEET
MSC World Europa’s children’s area is the largest in the fleet. It features more than 8,000 square feet of interior space and seven rooms dedicated to various age groups from 0 to 17 years old, developed in collaboration with LEGO® and Chicco®.
Entertainment for children and teenagers includes new and original game and talent show formats across high-tech venues.
ULTIMATE LEISURE AND WELLNESS FACILITIES
With seven swimming pools and 13 hot tubs spread throughout the ship, there is one to suit every type of traveler, whether the aim is to relax and unwind or enjoy thrills and adventure.
ELEGANT AND EXCLUSIVE MSC YACHT CLUB FOR PREMIUM CRUISING
MSC World Europa features the most luxurious MSC Yacht Club yet. This space offers unparalleled levels of comfort with more public space, expanded outdoor areas, and stylish new suites.
The enhanced public spaces include a totally reimagined sundeck set over two decks for the first time. While two brand-new ultra-spacious Owner-Suites join the ‘ship within a ship’ concept with its key-card access exclusivity.
INNOVATIVE NEW ACCOMMODATIONS
MSC World Europa is as different on the inside as she is on the outside, with all-new cabin designs and the most balcony cabins on any ship in the fleet. Stylish suites in the MSC Yacht Club, new cabins overlooking the outdoor promenade, and Infinite Ocean View staterooms with panoramic sliding windows are some of the high-quality, comfortable accommodations available.
MSC World Europa Environmental Features
MSC World Europa will be powered by LNG throughout the summer season, with her first bunkering in Marseille scheduled on April 15, 2023. LNG is the cleanest marine fuel currently available at scale. LNG also plays a key role in climate change mitigation.
The ship is equipped with shore power plug-in connectivity to reduce carbon emissions in port. It also features an advanced wastewater treatment system that meets the world’s highest regulatory requirements. Additionally, MSC World Europa includes a ballast water treatment system that prevents introducing invasive species in the marine environment.
MSC World Europa also features an underwater radiated noise management system to minimize disturbance to marine life, along with a comprehensive range of energy efficient equipment onboard to optimize engine use and hotel energy needs and further reduce emissions.
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