MSC World America Celebrates Key Milestone

MSC Cruises recently celebrated a key milestone in its strategic U.S. expansion and commitment to sustainability with the Coin Ceremony for MSC World America. The event took place alongside the delivery of MSC Euribia at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France and marked a key phase of construction of MSC World America, the brand’s second ship in its innovative World Class and the first ship specifically designed for the U.S. cruise market powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG).

MSC Cruises Celebrates Key Milestone

Celebrates Key Milestone
MSC Cruises Celebrates Key Milestone

The time-honored maritime ceremony saw commemorative coins placed within the keel of MSC World America by two godmothers, MSC Cruises’ Silvia Turbia and Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s Séverine Blandin, as a sign of blessing and good fortune. When she begins sailing from MSC Cruises’ new, state-of-the-art terminal at PortMiami in April 2025, MSC World America will be the brand’s largest ship in North America.

“Our commitment to bringing our largest, most innovative and environmentally advanced ships to the North American market is stronger than ever, and all of us at MSC Cruises are looking forward to welcoming guests on board MSC World America. The ship’s long list of new spaces and experiences will set a new standard for Caribbean cruising when she arrives in the U.S. in 2025. All of MSC World America’s itineraries include Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, our beautiful island destination that highlights the natural beauty of The Bahamas and our focus on marine conservation. She will join our growing U.S. fleet amid our ongoing homeport expansion, which saw the recent addition of Port Canaveral and New York City with plans for Galveston on the horizon. Together, these initiatives will allow our guests to experience MSC Cruises’ unique international flavor on more ships in more places, and we’re proud to have MSC World America leading the way.” said, Rubén A. Rodríguez, President, MSC Cruises USA.

MSC World America will build on the success of MSC World Europa and become the second World Class ship with key innovations tailored to the North American market, including The Harbor—a brand new outdoor destination that combines a water park, interactive water features, new thrills, and comfortable areas to relax with delicious food and cool beverages for the whole family to enjoy.

Guests will discover a new world of cruising with exciting new restaurants and bars, along with more than 420,000 square feet of public space that combines MSC Cruises’ glamorous European design with American comfort. Sailing exclusively to the Caribbean on 7-night itineraries during her inaugural season—with stops at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve—MSC World America will further solidify MSC Cruises as an industry leader in the U.S., offering the most modern cruise experience with cutting-edge environmental technology.

“This 19th ship—the second of the World Class series—is the result of a long partnership between MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique. I am thrilled to announce that MSC World Europa, MSC Euribia, and MSC World America are the 3 most energy efficient, most environment-friendly ships of the cruise industry.” commented, Henri Doyer, Chantier de l’Atlantique MSC Program Director.  

In addition to commemorating the Coin Ceremony for MSC World America, the cruise line also celebrated the delivery of MSC Euribia, which is “built for the future” and is the most energy-efficient cruise ship design ever. The vessel is the second ship in MSC Cruises’ fleet to be powered by LNG, the cleanest and most efficient fuel currently available commercially at scale. She will feature additional state-of-the-art environmental technologies, including advanced onboard wastewater treatment systems, waste management handling, energy efficiency measures as well innovative underwater radiated noise management systems to reduce the potential impact on the marine environment.

In an industry first, following the Delivery Ceremony, MSC Euribia will complete a net zero greenhouse gas emissions voyage. The ship will sail to Copenhagen, Denmark for the ship’s Naming Ceremony on June 8 utilizing a bio-LNG using a mass-balance system and other efficiency measures to demonstrate that net zero cruising is possible today.

During her inaugural season, she will offer incredible 7-night itineraries sailing to the Norwegian Fjords with weekly departures from Kiel, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark.

Get To Know MSC World America

MSC World America will create an eye-catching silhouette against the Miami skyline with her signature plumb bow rising vertically from the waterline and Y-shaped aft that opens onto the impressive outdoor World Promenade. The new World Class ship, which is now available to book, will span 22 decks, measure more than 150 feet wide, feature 2,626 cabins, contain more than 420,000 square feet of public space, and offer top-of-the-line features and facilities, including:

  • The Harbor—a brand new outdoor destination designed for kids and families to play and relax together
  • A re-imagined outdoor World Promenade, where unique dining, lounging and entertainment options are paired with stunning ocean views and unmatched LED light shows
  • The indoor World Galleria—lined with bars, restaurants, shops and boutiques—topped with a state-of-the-art LED and kinetic light ceiling
  • 13 restaurants including six specialty restaurants, four main restaurants, two buffets and Luna Park Pizza & Burger – a complimentary casual fast-food spot
  • 20 bars and lounges, including the Sports Bar, Comedy Club, The Gin Project, Elixir mixology bar and more
  • A striking 11-deck-high dry slide made of stainless steel, giving guests a fun way to reach the lower decks in style
  • Six pools and 14 hot tubs, including a spacious indoor pool with retractable roof and twin adults-only Zen pools at the aft of the ship
  • Expansive water park with water slides that include a VR experience
  • Kids Clubs featuring dedicated facilities for age groups ranging from infants to 17 years old
  • Three entertainment venues with all-new live entertainment and theater shows
  • Stylish and comfortable staterooms and suites, including Infinite Ocean View cabins, balconies that overlook the outdoor World Promenade and connecting family staterooms
  • The MSC Yacht Club, featuring spacious suites, a dedicated lounge and restaurant, a private pool and sun deck facilities, luxurious suites, and 24-hour concierge and butler service

For more information about MSC World America click here.

Introducing MSC Euribia

MSC Euribia, the newest ship in the Meraviglia-Pluss class, is named after the ancient goddess Eurybia who harnessed the winds, weather and constellations to master the seas, furthering the vision of the ship to master the deployment of state-of-the-art environmentally responsible technologies to protect and preserve the precious marine ecosystem.

MSC Euribia – Save The Sea

MSC Euribia will offer a dynamic guest experience with innovative features and facilities. Some highlights include:

  • 367-foot-long – Mediterranean promenade lined with boutiques bars and restaurants topped with a breathtaking LED sky screen with animations throughout the day and night
  • A choice of 21 bars and 10 restaurants, including specialty restaurant options, including brand-new Le Grill, a stylish French bistro meets steakhouse and Kaito Sushi & Robatayaki, a mainstay of MSC Cruises that features a Robatayaki for the first time
  • Extensive kids’ facilities including with LEGO® play areas and a Chicco baby club, as well as the new MSC Foundation Lab – a brand-new kids area and program of activities dedicated to educating children and teenagers about topics of sustainability
  • A stunning 945-seat theater, offering seven nights of world-class live entertainment, and the entirely redesigned Carousel Lounge at the aft of the ship, with the 19-piece Big Band at Sea
  • The MSC Yacht Club, with stylish private facilities and accommodations including a panoramic lounge, gourmet restaurant and private pool and sun deck
  • Five swimming pools including an extensive pool with retractable roof and a 10,764-square-foot water park
  • The luxurious MSC Aurea Spa with full range of treatments and the state-of-the-art MSC Gym by Technogym®

For more information about MSC Euribia click here.

John Shallo
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John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

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