MSC World Europa, which marks a new class of ship for MSC Cruises, will launch in December 2022. The 6,774-passenger ship (at full occupancy) will be more than a thousand yards in length and have 430,000 square feet of public space, becoming the longest, tallest and biggest in the fleet -- and one of the largest cruise ships at sea.
MSC World Europa will also be the line's first LNG-powered vessel.
Main features on the MSC World Europa deck plans include a 113-yard half-open promenade and an 11-deck dry slide
This slide, known as The Spiral -- the longest at sea -- will start at the top deck and twist down to The Promenade.
MSC World Europa will also have a unique Y-shaped aft and a plumb bow in the shape of an arrow, rather than the traditional bulbous bow. The aft will open up to the main promenade, which will be half open to the sky and half-covered by the LED-sky screen, similar in design to those on the Meraviglia class of ships.
MSC World Europa is also introducing the concept of distinct areas on the ship catering for different cruising types such as families or couples, which it calls "districts." Exact names have yet to be revealed.
The ship will feature 13 dining venues, including six speciality restaurants including two new venues: Chef’s Garden Kitchen focusing on flavourful microgreens and La Pescaderia, a traditional seafood grill with alfresco seating.
Regulars will return including 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. There will also be three buffets onboard.
Masters of the Sea Pub, which will be split across two decks and will brew craft beer specially on board for the first time, will also return. 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 and a gelateria.
MSC World Europa will have 19 different cabin categories -- 65 percent of those with balconies. The ship will see the introduction of seven new cabin types. These include:
Infinite Ocean view cabins with a panoramic sliding window that turns into a glass balustrade when open.
MSC World Europa will make its first appearance in Doha, Qatar for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 through November and December 2022.
After the sporting event, the ship will make its maiden voyage on December 20, 2022.
The 2022-2023 itineraries for MSC World Europa will concentrate in the Arabian Gulf. The ship will sail a regular schedule of seven-night cruises from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas (United Arab Emirates), Doha and Dammam (Saudi Arabia).
MSC World Europa wil carry 6,774 passengers and have 2,138 crew. The ship's gross tonnage is 205,700; the vessel will be 1,092 feet long. The ship is under construction in the Chantiers d'Atlantique shipyard in France.
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