MSC Cruises has four 205,700 gross ton World class cruise ships on order with the first having a delivery date of May 2022. The cruise ships will carry just under 7,000 passengers and will be the second largest class of cruise ships in the world.
When I was onboard MSC Bellissima for the christening festivities with past week, the ship had a four foot model of a World class ship that gave me a great sneak peek at these future cruise ships from MSC Cruises.
It is important to note that features on the model may vary a bit from what the cruise ships actually will offer starting in 2022. The cruise line has released only a few details about these new ships and we won’t know 100% for sure what the vessels will offer until they release more details.
However, the model gives a sneak peek and an idea of what the World class ships will offer. I apologize for the glare and reflections on some of the photos. The model was in a glass case in a well lit area.
The aft will be split similar to the Oasis class ships from Royal Caribbean.
The ships will have balcony cabins overlooking this split open area in the back.
An overhead look at the aft area. It appears that will be quite a few balcony cabins over looking this area. This area will also be partial covered.
Just like all new cruise ships geared towards families, the ship will have a nice waterpark with waterslides.
A look at the main pool area on these 205,000 gross ton ships.
This is where things get interesting. The ship appears to have a few infinite balcony staterooms like the ones that first debuted on Celebrity Edge. We won’t know for sure until the cruise line confirms that the ship will have them. Earlier renderings of the ship did not have these windows on the balcony. Who knows, they might even be a new type of stateroom we haven’t seen yet. The same shipyard that is building the Edge class ships is also building the World class.
A look at the specs of the first World class cruise ship scheduled to debut in May 2022.
Itineraries and homeport for the first World class ship are not yet known. MSC Cruises is building a new cruise terminal in the Cruise Capital of the World, PortMiami, that will be able to accommodate these ships. So it is likely that one will be based out of Miami sometime in the future.
Anyone else as excited about this new class of ship as I am? Let me know in the comment section below.