Geneva, Switzerland – 14 June 2022 – MSC World Europa welcomes her first guests in December 2022, they will embark upon a gastronomic journey across more than 30 different international and immersive food and beverage concepts, driven by creative expression and seasonality.
MSC Cruises is renowned for offering guests an incredible choice of restaurants and bars featuring globally inspired menus. With numerous global speciality dining concepts that have become so popular they have been rolled out across the fleet, the cruise line’s focus on culinary artistry pushes the boundaries of ship-board dining to deliver new experiences that complement every moment of the cruise - and with MSC World Europa this has been taken to a whole new level.
Jacques Van Staden, Vice President of Food & Beverage, MSC Cruises, said: “The food and beverage experience on board MSC World Europa – much like the ship itself – has been designed with the future in mind, from sustainable sourcing and fresh farm-to-ocean ingredients, we have pulled out all the stops to offer a varied and unabridged dining offering for the next generation cruiser. Each new concept aims to go beyond what traditional venues achieved in the past and focus on crafted, artisanal and immersive experiences that will revolutionise the place dining holds in the overall cruise experience. We are eager for guests to discover what we have in store and savour the world while traveling with us.”
MSC World Europa’s further enriched offering includes 20 bars and lounges, and 13 next-level dining venues, for a distinct gastronomic journey of discovery that offers guests everything from fine dining to casual and fun, elevating the guest experience with a host of innovations and exciting new collaborations.
BARS & LOUNGES: FROM MORNING COFFEE TO LATE-NIGHT COCKTAILS
The future of cruising involves going beyond previous guest expectations, to build new sophisticated and immersive venues and MSC World Europa is brimming with seven brand new concepts and ways to and intoxicate the senses. Chief among these, guests will find:
Other new hotspots include a healthy green Zest - Juice Bar, the Malt Lounge for fine cigars with an incredible choice of whisky or cognac, Sweet Temptations – the ultimate gelato and frozen yoghurt bar, where kids can build their own frozen yoghurt and magnum ice cream bars, and many more to be discovered on board.
FRESH AND DELECTABLE DINING FOR EVERY PALATE
The dining selection on board MSC World Europa also offers its own mesmerizing new concepts to enjoy, as well as popular favourites that guests will want to come back to again and again. Offering evermore styles and fresher than fresh sourcing, the options are seemingly endless.
Perennial specialty restaurant favourites will also be found on board, including the American-style steakhouse Butcher’s Cut, fun and flavourful Asian-inspired Kaito Teppanyaki & Sushi Bar, and newly launched Latin American street food-inspired Hola! Tacos & Cantina.
Main dining options are served in Bubbles, La Foglia, Esagono, Hexagon Restaurants, Il Mercato Buffet and La Brasserie Buffet. Aurea guests will also enjoy exclusive access to Les Dunes Restaurant.
MSC World Europa is currently under construction at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint Nazaire, France and will welcome her first guests from December 2022. She will spend her inaugural season in the Arabian Gulf region, providing the ultimate winter sun cruise experience, when guests will enjoy 7-night cruises from Dubai. The ship will sail to the nearby modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi, on to Sir Bani Yas Island, Dammam in Saudi Arabia and the breath-taking Al Ahsa oasis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before heading to futuristic Doha, Qatar, and returning to Dubai with an overnight in the city to discover all the marvels it has to offer.
Departing Dubai on March 25, 2023, MSC World Europa will head to the Mediterranean Sea. In summer 2023, she will offer 7-night cruises calling at 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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ABOUT MSC WORLD EUROPA
MSC World Europa is the first in the trail-blazing MSC World Class - a brand new class of ships that introduces a completely new cruising platform. Boasting future-proof marine and onboard hospitality technologies, MSC World Europa will redefine the cruise experience with a variety of never-before-seen concepts and creative areas unlike anything at sea today. The ground-breaking design features a Y-shaped aft that leads to the impressive 341-foot-long half open, half covered Europa Promenade with breath-taking ocean views. Brand new balcony cabins overlook the spectacular promenade, which features a striking architectural centrepiece in the form of The Venom Drop @ The Spiral, an 11-deck-high slide which will be the longest at sea.