Sales open for MSC Cruises’ most innovative and environmentally advanced ship to date
The first MSC World Class ship introduces to the market a completely new, ground-breaking platform that brings together innovative technologies and industry-first design features including its unique Y-shape
MSC World Europa will offer a world of unique experiences onboard, with a mix and variety of never-before-seen concepts and creative areas unlike anything at sea today
Geneva, Switzerland – 31 May 2021 – The future of cruising is here as sales opened today for MSC Cruises’ most innovative and environmentally advanced vessel to date, MSC World Europa.
The first in a trailblazing new class of ships – the MSC World Class, this next-generation ship introduces to the market a completely new platform that boasts future-proof marine and onboard hospitality technologies as well as ground-breaking and ultramodern design all-around.
MSC Cruises Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago commented, “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.
“At MSC Cruises innovation will and has always been at the heart of our business, driving how with each new class of ships we reimagine the guest experience, the operations as well as every single aspect of the technology that brings it all together. Whether it is the new advanced air filters that will be introduced here or the vessel’s iconic and never seen before Y-shape design, MSC World Europa is all about the future.
At MSC Cruises 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.”
“Just as importantly, we want to provide our guests not only with a truly unique and memorable holiday but also a sustainable one, so this is an intrinsic part of our innovation program.
This is why MSC World Europa, our first LNG ship and our most environmentally advanced yet, signifies another important step forward for us in terms of our long-term vision for zero emissions.”
A world of discovery awaits MSC Cruises guests on this spearheading new ship – currently under construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France – with a whole host of brand-new experiences, showcased in a new video released today.
Guests will find numerous reasons to book MSC World Europa, but here are four of the top highlights.
1.) ENGAGING GUEST EXPERIENCE FOR ALL AGES
As a brand-new prototype, the MSC World-class ships have enabled MSC Cruises architects to create so much more than just new features, and instead, guests will find a veritable world of different experiences – an ultramodern urban metropolis at sea.
The size of the ship allows for completely distinct districts, each with its own mood and experiences, from a tranquil adults-only zen district to the lively promenade with entertainment, shops, and bars, to a separate family district that houses as many as ten new kids facilities. 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 host of leisure options onboard, guests will be faced with choosing which of the new single-brand shops to visit first and how to divide their time between the incredible variety of six pools and 14 whirlpools. A family sundeck will offer the littlest ones a chance to enjoy a day at sea with mom and dad, while an Aquapark with integrated virtual reality technology will entertain both children and every adult’s inner child in equal measure. Guests can also expect the same high-quality, full-scale production theatre shows that they have come to expect from MSC Cruises, as well as new and exciting, immersive performance venues
2.) A NEXT-LEVEL DINING EXPERIENCE
MSC World Europa also features next-level dining, not limited to geographical boundaries, but based around seasonality and carefully curated immersive experiences. There will be a strong focus on artisanal and craft products, particularly in the variety of bars and lounges, as well as new exceptional gourmet dining concepts.
The ship will feature 13 dining venues, including an incredible six specialty restaurants. The new prototype offers a blank canvas with the opportunity to introduce brand-new concepts and immersive experiences, based around creative expression and offering an unexpected, interactive experience with two entirely new locations: the trendy Chef’s Garden Kitchen focussing on flavourful microgreens and La Pescaderia, a traditional seafood grill with alfresco seating
Fan favorites will also return but will be taken to the next level, such as the classic American-style steakhouse Butcher’s Cut and Asian-inspired Kaito Teppanyaki Grill and Sushi Bar, as well as the newly launched Latin American street food-inspired Hola! Tacos & Cantina. Guests will also have the opportunity to discover not one but three ample restaurant buffets on board, each offering their distinct ambiance, including a brand-new location open 24/7.
The snack and bar selection will also set itself apart, with numerous soon-to-be-revealed concepts making their debut and familiar faces returning with amplified offerings, such as the Masters of the Sea Pub, which will be split across two decks and will brew craft beer, especially on board for the first time.
Other concepts will include the Elixir – Mixology Bar with elaborate signature cocktails, a South Asian-style tea room filled with perfumes from the East, an authentic Emporium coffee bar with selections from around the world, a widely stocked Gin Project inspired by a real distillery, a zesty juice bar made from fresh ingredients, a gelateria with a multitude of flavors to tempt your sweet-tooth, and many more to come!
3.) NEW AND STYLISH CABIN TYPES
MSC World Europa will also offer an extensive range of accommodation options to satisfy every taste, with a staggering 19 different categories to choose from and 65% of cabins with balconies. The ship will see the introduction of seven new and innovative cabin types. These include:
Balcony suites and cabins overlook the promenade designed for guests to soak up the vibrant atmosphere below.
Luxurious duplex MSC Yacht Club suites with large balconies and private hot tub, as well as open living/dining room area.
Stylish Aurea Suites with spacious balcony and private hot tub.
Infinite Ocean view cabins with a panoramic sliding window that turns into a glass balustrade when open.