MSC Cruises hosted the Naming Ceremony for its newest flagship—MSC World Europa—at the brand-new Grand Cruise Terminal in Doha, Qatar. MSC World Europa is the most innovative and environmentally advanced cruise ship in the MSC Cruises fleet.
n top of ground-breaking advances in reduction of emissions and energy efficiency, the LNG-powered ship paves the way toward the uptake of carbon-neutral synthetic and other alternative fuels as soon as they are available at scale.
Together with partner Qatar Airways, the celebrations were part of MSC Cruises’ overall commitment to Qatar, reinforcing its pledge to support the growth of international tourism there as well as the broader Middle East region, where MSC Cruises is brand leader.
At 22 decks, 215,863 gross tons, 154 feet wide, and featuring more than 430,000 square feet of public space and 2,626 cabins, MSC World Europa is an ultramodern urban metropolis at sea offering a veritable world of experiences while setting a new standard for the cruise industry.
As part of long-standing maritime tradition, Master of the Vessel Captain Marco Massa and distinguished guests from around the world took part in the official Naming Ceremony for the ship.