Announced in May 2017, the MSC World Class series is the 5th one ordered by MSC Cruises to Chantiers de l’Atlantique, bringing to 20 the number of ships designed and built over the last 15 years. With deliveries scheduled in 2022 for MSC Europa and 2024, 2025 and 2017 for the following ones, this series will be the largest units ever built for a European owner and feature a large number of outstanding technologies for a renewed guest experience on board.
One of the most noticeable is her Y shape architecture with a large outside promenade opening on an aft terrace where the passenger will be able to enjoy a direct contact with the ocean, bringing to 15,000m² the area of outside sun decks. Additionally, the passengers will take advantage of an enhanced comfort thanks to the stem designed specially to increase both hydro and aero dynamism. At least, with her 2,634 cabins counting 159 suites and 65% of balcony cabins, guests will be offered a large choice for vacations at sea. The series will also feature a public space area of 39,000m²
From a technological point of view, ships of the MSC World Class series will be provided with a liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion system setting new milestones in the greenhouse gas emission being the less emissive one per passenger and per day. The use of LNG fuel will allow also to reducing by 99% the SOx emissions and by 85% the NOx ones. Another groundbreaking R&D project named PACBOAT will be tested on board the MSC Europa consisting in the integration of a new fuel cell technology demonstrator onboard. This demonstrator, with an output power of 50KW, will produce electricity and heat using LNG, the fuel used to produce energy on board.
Project being granted with a financial assistance in the frame of PIA (Investment for the Future) and supported by ADEME. Read more in section Our partners.
- Length overall: 333 m
- Max. breadth: 47 m
- Draudht: 9.15m
- Gross Tonnage: 205,700
- Maximum Speed: 21.8 kts
- Number of passenger cabins: 2,634 cabins / 6,762 passengers
- Crew: 2,138