Introducing MSC World Europa, the New Innovative Ship from MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises unveiled a number of new spaces and features of its upcoming ship, MSC World Europa. When complete the ship will stand 22 decks tall and more than 150 feet wide, with 2,626 cabins and over 430,000 square feet of public space. MSC World Europa will make its official debut December 2022 in Dubai.
MSC World Europa is the first vessel of the MSC World Class, a new generation of ships that includes future-proof marine and onboard hospitality technologies, with a new ultra-modern design. The vessel will be the first LNG-powered ship in MSC Cruises’ fleet, the most environmentally advanced to date. Some features include selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, shore-to-ship power connectivity, advanced wastewater treatment systems, underwater radiated noise management systems, and energy-efficient equipment.
Here are some of the highlights guests will find on MSC World Europa:
MSC World Europa’s ground-breaking design is based on a new platform. The ship will feature a futuristic silhouette, including a never-before-seen Y-shaped aft that will open onto the World Promenade offering breath-taking ocean views. The space will be half-open to the sky and half-covered by an LED-sky screen that will feature tailor-made displays throughout the day.
World Promenade: The Ultimate Gathering Space
The outdoor space of The World Promenade with a view of The Venom Drop @ The Spiral. - MSC Cruises
The 341-foot-long long, 7-deck-high outdoor World Promenade is among the top features of MSC World Europa. The area will open to the aft of the ship, allowing for great sea views and additional outdoor dining spaces.
Set in the middle of the Promenade is The Venom Drop @ The Spiral, the longest dry slide at sea which spans 11 decks. Daredevils can take the express route to the bottom of the ship, sliding down 250 feet in just seconds.
A look at the World Galleria. - Photo by MSC Cruises
The inside space of the World Promenade is the World Galleria, a 3,200 sq. foot area home to numerous bars, restaurants, and shops.
The Panorama Lounge. - Photo by MSC Cruises
MSC World Europa will offer entertainment options for all, including grand-scale theater productions, immersive performances, and interactive family activities. Entertaiment venues include The Panorama Lounge, the 1,153-seat World Theatre, and multifunctional entertainment venue Luna Park Area. Some newly-announced entertainment options include a fun roller disco and bumper cars.
Fun for the Whole Family
One of the children's spaces on MSC World Europa. - Photo by MSC Cruises
The kids and teens area of MSC World Europa will be the largest in all of the MSC Cruises fleet. The 8,200 sq. ft. space was developed in collaboration with Chicco and LEGO, with seven rooms dedicated to distinct age groups ranging from 0 to 17 years old. All children's areas will offer extended operating hours.
Relax at a Number of Pool Spaces
The Zen Pool. - Photo by MSC Cruises
Guests can sunbathe and relax at any of the seven swimming pools and 13 whirlpools located throughout the ship. A new Zen Pool area at the aft of the ship will be an adults-only space featuring two pools, a solarium, and lounge area. The Aquapark will be the largest of the MSC Cruises fleet, featuring a kids’ pool and slides. At the Botanic Garden Pool guest will enjoy the retractable roof, bar, and lounge area. La Plage, the main outdoor pool area, will include a 37,000-square-foot pool deck area offering different levels for sunbathing.
Diverse Dining Options
Inside the Chef's Garden. - Photo by MSC Cruises
MSC World Europa will also bring the dining experience to the next level for MSC Cruises. The ship includes 33 total restaurants and bars/lounges, 13 of those specifically being dining venues. The cruise line will introduce two new specialty concept restaurants on MSC World Europa: Chef’s Garden Kitchen which will feature dishes with ingredients from the first hydroponic garden at sea, as well as MSC Cruises' new signature Mediterranean fish restaurant La Pescaderia. Returning eateries include Butcher's Cut, Hola! Tacos & Cantina, and Kaito Teppanyaki and Sushi Bar. A collection of 20 bars and lounges will include seven brand new bar and café concepts like the line’s first onboard microbrewery, a gin bar, and a special mixology cocktail bar.
An Infinite Ocean View stateroom on MSC World Europa. - Photo by MSC Cruises
Guests can choose from 19 different categories of staterooms on MSC World Europa, 65% of which include a balcony. The ship will introduce multiple new stateroom types: balcony suites and staterooms that overlook the promenade, MSC Yacht Club duplex suites, Aurea Suites with balcony and private hot tub, and Infinite Oceanview staterooms that offer a panoramic window that slides down to form a glass balustrade when open.
MSC World Europa will feature the largest and most luxurious MSC Yacht Club yet, offering additional public spaces, expanded outdoor areas, and new stylish suites. The exclusive ‘ship within a ship’ concept offers key card access and exceptional personal concierge services.
The ship will spend its inaugural season in the Gulf region homeporting from Dubai. She will sail her maiden voyage on December 20, 2022, with a special 4-night sailing from Doha, Qatar to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The ship will reposition in late March to the Mediterranean offering 7-night cruises for the summer 2023 season.