When 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.
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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,” Van Staden said.
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.
NEW! Coffee Emporium. This sleek and modern coffee house is a coffee connoisseur’s dream. Guests will be able to choose from some of the world’s best coffee beans, including a signature blend roasted on board and Rainforest Alliance Certified Lavazza Tierra for Planet. Then they select a favourite brewing and serving style with options including French, Italian, Turkish and Moroccan, served with corresponding international sweet treats.
NEW! Raj Polo Tea House takes a step back in time to turn-of-the-century India, where Indian and English tea traditions converge in a relaxing tropical setting. Guests may find their way here for time-honoured English Breakfast and High Tea, perfectly juxtaposed with new, trendier beverage options such as cold-brewed and iced tea selections, tea-infused cocktails, and tea digestives with tasty accoutrements.
NEW! The Gin Project is a must-stop shop for gin aficionados with over 70 craft gins, with classic cocktails expertly prepared by gin-tenders along with a vintage Crawley’s shaker, where guests can test their hand at shaking their own botanical cocktails.
NEW! Elixir – Mixology Bar is THE “It Bar” for cool and edgy cocktails, with expert mixologists creating handcrafted concoctions, featuring delicious Fever Tree mixers. This space also offers an outdoor terrace to enjoy pre- and post-meal beverages while watching the waves go by under the stars, as well as a dedicated Liquor Corner for tasting your favourite spirits.
NEW! Chef’s Garden Kitchen is an oasis for foodies that focuses on flavourful, seasonal farm-to-ocean cooking, with hydroponic microgreens grown and harvested directly on board. The microgreens and lush greenery serve as the ultimate backdrop, set against an open chef’s table kitchen and complete with al fresco dining options.
NEW! La Pescaderia offers a fresh selection of seafood in a market-style setting, complete with a fresh fish display, where guests may choose their whole fish or from a selection of takeaway options. The restaurant prepares traditional seafood, complemented with a variety of Mediterranean mezze, and includes outdoor patio seating.
NEW! Luna Park Pizza & Burger is a casual buffet, featuring bright ambiance and inventive design elements for all ages. The interactive experience includes family games and a fun menu featuring classic American fare from “coney dogs” and salted pretzels to funnel cake.
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.
Departing Dubai on 25 March 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.