Geneva, Switzerland – 15 September 2022 – MSC World Europa, MSC Cruises’ most innovative and environmentally advanced flagship, is set to feature new and exciting next-level entertainment options that complement the ship’s innovative design and cutting-edge technology and will bring the onboard guest experience to a whole new level.
Guests of all ages will be able to enjoy awe-inspiring entertainment from morning to night, including three new concert-style shows in the multipurpose Luna Park Arena; five new full-scale theatre productions in the World Theatre; four themed experiences in the Panorama Lounge; and surprise, pop-up live exhibits throughout the ship.
Steve Leatham, MSC Cruises Global Head of Entertainment, said: “The brand-new interactive entertainment featured on board MSC World Europa will be unlike anything that our guests have ever experienced, combining futuristic technology and unique specially designed venues. From surprise moments that will take place during the entirety of the cruise to spectacular shows and state-of the-art venues, our guests will be blown away by the abundance of fantastic entertainment options on board as they find themselves at the heart of productions and immerse themselves in incredible performances and activities.”
The rich assortment of entertainment on board includes:
LUNA PARK ARENA WITH THREE INTERACTIVE SHOWS
The new Luna Park Arena is a 300-seat multifunctional entertainment venue that will host films, game shows, kids’ activities and different themed parties. During the day, the venue will host a variety of activities for all ages including a new VR Drone Academy, a Digital Dance Academy with three bespoke Dance with Flavia classes with Strictly Come Dancing champion Flavia Cacace-Mistry, Doremi’s Wake Up Rave for the ship’s youngest guests and two new large scale interactive gameshows. Throughout the cruise, guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a series of challenges aimed at breaking Guinness World Record titles through daytime events and an evening large scale show in the arena.
At night the venue comes to life once again with three interactive concerts bringing together technology and stunning visuals to create unique experiences for guests. Three new interactive shows include:
FIVE NEW FULL-SCALE THEATRE SHOWS
The main stage on board, the World Theatre, will feature five new original large-scale theatre shows focused on exploration, travel, the sea, theatre and sustainability. The shows will have exciting new features that will leave the audience astounded including amazing talent, LED visuals and incredible scenery and props, as well as 350 spectacular custom-made costumes. Shows include Eko with costumes made from recycled material, the original Amelia Earhart show with an E-Bike Stunt Wheel, A Night on Broadway featuring classic theatre show tunes that the audience will know and love, Cadmo The Landwalker focusing on exploration and Yellow Submarine which will feature amazing circus and magical elements based on Beatles songs.
Located at the aft of the ship, the stunning Panorama Lounge will have music-themed experiences to enjoy over pre-show drinks, an interactive floor featuring unique designs that will transform the space and changing screens that reflect the theme of the night.
During the day, guests can tap into their creativity in the lounge with the help of interactive screens that will project their drawings onto the lounge’s floor as GIFs or watch as the floor turns into a giant colouring book for all ages to fill in unique designs. At night, guests can enjoy four immersive 90-minute music experiences that showcase styles of dance from over the decades and across the globe including samba, tango, waltz, disco, lindy hop and many more. With live bands, dancers, singers, aerialists and acrobats, each experience will follow different themes, such as Let’s Get Loud with fiesta themed music like “Despacito” and “Bailamos,” Ultimate Disco featuring bright colours and classics including “Boogie Wonderland” and “Turn the Beat Around,” Bandstand Boogie taking guests back with old-school tunes and Rock Evolution – a rock and roll dance party featuring the iconic hits like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” that will get guests up and out of their seats. Then stay for a little longer as the venue transitions into a themed nightclub-style after party.
Not only can shows and interactive activities be enjoyed in the dedicated venues on MSC World Europa, but there will also be a variety of surprise moments that pop up throughout different areas of the ship during the entirety of the cruise. The two different living exhibitions focus on Instagrammable content that centre on the themes of Earth and Ocean. Artists, actors, musicians and inflatables will contribute to these surprise experiences on the ship that will stop guests in their tracks as they move their way through MSC World Europa.
UNBEATABLE ATTRACTIONS FOR ALL
The ship is also outfitted with unique attractions and activities that will provide even more options for entertainment. The first of its kind, The Venom Drop @ The Spiral is the longest at sea dry slide that spans 11 decks with sleek curves that will not only be popular with those who love adventure but will also act as an impressive architectural centrepiece. In addition, the ship will feature the fleet’s largest waterpark with VR technology. Throughout the cruise, guests can also participate in a variety of activities during their days at sea, from roller disco and rock & roll bingo to bumper cars and a football-themed challenge. Completing MSC World Europa’s high-tech entertainment offering, a Sundowner DJ party that will take place each evening with a holographic DJ experience – a truly unforgettable way to enjoy a sunset at sea.
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