Geneva, Switzerland – June 14, 2022 – MSC World Europa’s first guests will embark on a gastronomic journey when they set sail in December 2022. The ground-breaking ship will be home to more than 30 international and immersive food and beverage concepts, each driven by creative expression and seasonality.
MSC Cruises is renowned for offering an incredible choice of restaurants and bars featuring globally inspired menus. On the heels of specialty dining concepts that have become popular enough to be rolled out across the fleet, the cruise line continues to push the boundaries of ship-board dining to deliver new experiences that complement every moment of the cruise – which rises to a new level on MSC World Europa.
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 revolutionize the place dining holds in the overall cruise experience. We are eager for guests to discover what we have in store and savor the world while traveling with us.”
MSC World Europa features 20 bars and lounges, and 13 next-level dining venues, for a distinct gastronomic journey of discovery that offers guests everything from grab-and-go to fine dining, elevating the onboard experience with a variety 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 by building sophisticated and immersive venues. MSC World Europa is brimming with seven new concepts to delight 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 yogurt bar – where kids can build their own frozen yogurt 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 offers its own mesmerizing new concepts to enjoy, as well as popular favorites that guests will want to come back to again and again. With countless styles of cuisine and fresher-than-fresh ingredient sourcing, the options are seemingly endless.
Perennial specialty restaurant favorites will also be found on board, including the Butcher’s Cut American-style steakhouse, the fun and flavorful Asian-inspired Kaito Teppanyaki & Sushi Bar, and the Latin American street food-inspired inspired Hola! Tacos & Cantina.
Main dining options are available in the Bubbles, La Foglia, Esagono, and Hexagon Restaurants, along with Il Mercato Buffet and La Brasserie Buffet. Aurea guests will also enjoy exclusive access to the Les Dunes Restaurant.
MSC World Europa is under construction at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint Nazaire, France and will welcome her first guests in December 2022. She will spend her inaugural season in the Arabian Gulf region, providing the ultimate winter sun experience with 7-night cruises from Dubai. The ship will sail to the nearby modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi; Sir Bani Yas Island; Dammam in Saudi Arabia; the breath-taking Al Ahsa oasis, a UNESCO World Heritage site; Doha, Qatar; and then return 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. For summer 2023, she will offer 7-night cruises calling at the Italian ports of Genoa, Naples and Messina; 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 design. 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 centerpiece in the form of The Venom Drop @ The Spiral, an 11-deck-high slide which will be the longest at sea.
About MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises is the world’s third largest cruise brand as well as the leader in Europe, South America, the Gulf region and Southern Africa, with more market share in addition to deployed capacity than any other player. It is also the fastest growing global cruise brand with a strong presence in the Caribbean, North America and the Far East markets.
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Cruises is one of the two brands that sit within the Cruises Division of MSC Group, the leading privately held Swiss-based shipping and logistics conglomerate with over 300 years of maritime heritage. MSC Cruises – the contemporary brand - has a modern fleet of 19 vessels combined with a sizeable future global investment portfolio of new vessels. The fleet is projected to grow to 23 cruise ships by 2025, with options for six more vessel orders in place through 2030.
MSC Cruises offers its guests an enriching, immersive and safe cruise experience inspired by the Company’s European heritage, where they can enjoy international dining, world-class entertainment, award-winning family programs, and the very latest user-friendly technology on board. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ itineraries and experience on board its ships, click here
The Company’s number one priority has always been the health and safety of its guests and crew, as well as the communities at the destinations its ships serve. In August 2020, MSC Cruises implemented a new comprehensive and robust health and safety protocol to become the first major line to return to sea. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ health & safety protocol, click here.
MSC Cruises has long been committed to environmental stewardship, with a long-term goal to achieve net zero emissions for its operations by 2050. The Company is also a significant investor in next-generation environmental marine technologies, with the objective to support their accelerated development and availability industry-wide. To learn more about the Company’s environmental commitment, click here.
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