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Construction Begins on MSC Cruises’ First World Class Cruise Ship

The first piece of steel was cut on MSC Cruises’ first world class cruise ship, MSC Europa. The 205,000 gross ton cruise ship will be the cruise line’s largest ship in their fleet and be powered by LNG.

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MSC Europa is the first of five LNG- powered cruise ships on order by the cruise line and the first LNG ship to be built in France.

MSC Europa’s specifications:

  • Ship name: MSC Europa
  • Ship class: World Class
  • Delivery date: May 2022
  • Gross tonnage: 205,700
  • Lower berth capacity: 5,264
  • Total number of guests: 6,761 (5,264 based on double occupancy)
  • Crew members: 2,139
  • Number of staterooms: 2,632
  • Length / Beam / Height: 1,094 ft. / 154 ft. / 223 ft.

Itineraries and homeport for MSC Europa will be announced at a later time.

MSC Cruises is the fastest growing cruise line in the world. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Cruises is part of the Cruises Division of MSC Group, the privately-held Swiss-based leading shipping and logistics conglomerate.

MSC Cruises’ fleet of 17 modern and innovative ships is one of the most environmentally-advanced in the industry. The Company is committed to environmental stewardship and works to minimize and continuously reduce the environmental impact of its fleet both while at sea and ashore by employing innovative marine and environmental technologies.

An industry-unprecedented €11.6 billion (≈12.7 billion USD) plan will see MSC Cruises’ fleet increase to 25 ships by 2027. Additionally, MSC Group’s Cruises Division is investing an additional €2 billion (≈$2.2 billion USD in a new luxury cruise brand comprising four super-yacht ships, launching one per year between 2023 and 2026.

Sailing to more than 200 destinations across five continents, MSC Cruises brings together more than 180 nationalities from around the world, offering an enriching and immersive cruise experience inspired by the Company’s European heritage. Expect to find international dining, world-class entertainment, award-winning family programs and the very latest guest-friendly technology onboard.

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