As cruise lines continue to build larger and more innovative cruise ships, one cruise line is promising to make waves with an unprecedented number of new ships on order. However, it’s not just the number of cruise ships MSC Cruises has on order, it’s the ships that are turning heads.
MSC Cruises has an order for four World class cruise ships that will carry nearly 7,000 passengers, more guests than any other cruise ship in the world. The 200,000 gross ton ships will be powered by LNG and have a new generation waste water treatment system. The ships will be built by STX France.
MSC Cruises’ World class cruise ships will each feature 2,760 staterooms and have a maximum occupancy of 6,850 passengers. The cruise ships will have a length of 1,083 ft. and beam of 154 ft.. The first World class cruise ship will go into service in 2022 with additional ships following in 2024, 2025, and 2026.
The World Class’ futuristic “Y” shape structure will enable panoramic sea views and increase the proportion of balcony cabins. The ships’ G bow (vertically positioned at a 90 degree angle) has been designed to improve stability, hydrodynamics as well as to enhance guest comfort. Other guest-centric innovations include family-friendly villages, a panoramic aft, and a glass pool lounge.
Video of the World Class Cruise Ships from MSC Cruises:
Names, homeports, and itineraries for these groundbreaking new cruise ships will be announced in the future.
Photos of the World Class Cruise Ships from MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises is the number one cruise line in Europe, South America and South Africa, and sails year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. The cruise line recently added a second cruise ship (MSC Seaside) in Miami.
See the full list of current MSC ships here.