First World Class ship will be named MSC Europa

During the Steel Cutting Ceremony MSC Executive President Pierfrancesco Vago revealed that the first of MSC Cruises World Class mega-ship will be named MSC EUROPA.

With 205.700 gross tonnage, 333.3 metres of length and 47 of width, 2.760 cabins and 6.761 passengers she will be the bigger ship ever built for an european company. The ship will debut in 2022 and is the first of four in the series to be fueled by LNG. In addition, the MSC and Chantiers de l’Atlantique confirmed innovative fuel cell technology for the newbuild via a new memorandum of understanding.

Vago stated: “We are pleased to be able to support this highly innovative project, as it further demonstrates our commitment to contributing to the development of next-generation advanced environmental technology for the benefit of the entire industry. This is a key element in our journey towards zero-emissions operations both at sea and ashore.

Europa 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.

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