The MSC World Europa is now enroute to Doha, Qatar ready for its Naming Ceremony on Nov. 13.

The new ship spans 22 decks, is 47 metres wide, with 2,626 cabins, boasting more than 40,000m2 of public space. This ultramodern urban metropolis at sea is the future of cruising and will offer a veritable world of different experiences pushing the boundaries of what is possible at sea – setting a new standard for the cruise industry.

The 104-metre-long outdoor World Promenade is one of the ship’s most impressive spaces. This is the place to be day or night with entertainment, stunning sea views and is also home to The Venom Drop @ The Spiral, a striking architectural masterpiece and the longest dry slide at sea spanning 11 decks. Connected to this is the World Galleria spanning 2,214m2 and topped with an awe-inspiring LED and kinetic dome ceiling – this indoor promenade is the perfect place to shop, dine and relax with a drink.

MSC World Europa will transport guests on a gastronomic journey around the world with a choice of 33 restaurants, bars and lounges, each with its own distinct style and ambiance – this includes six specialty restaurants and seven brand new bar and café concepts.

The ship features all-new cabin designs and the most balcony cabins on any ship in the fleet. From luxurious suites with private facilities in the MSC Yacht Club, to traditional cabins and brand-new cabins overlooking the outdoor promenade, there’s high-quality, comfortable accommodation to satisfy every taste including new Infinite Ocean view cabins with a panoramic sliding window that turns into a glass balustrade when open.

MSC World Europa will spend its inaugural season in the Gulf offering seven-night cruises from Dubai to the Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Doha, Qatar, before returning to Dubai with an overnight to discover the city.

Following that, the MSC World Europa will then head to the Mediterranean Sea in summer 2023, offering seven-night cruises calling the Italian ports of Genoa, Naples and Messina, as well as Valletta in Malta, Barcelona in Spain and Marseille in France.

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