MSC Cruises conducted the Naming Ceremony for its newest flagship – MSC World Europa – on Sunday night at the brand-new Grand Cruise Terminal in Doha, Qatar.
MSC World Europa is the most innovative and environmentally advanced cruise ship in the MSC Cruises fleet. On top of ground-breaking advances in reduction of emissions and energy efficiency, the LNG-powered ship paves the way toward the uptake of carbon-neutral synthetic and other alternative fuels as soon as they are available at scale.
At 22 decks, 215,863 gross tons, 47 metres wide, and featuring more than 40,000 square metres of public space and 2,626 cabins, MSC World Europa is an ultramodern urban metropolis at sea offering a veritable world of experiences while setting a new standard for the cruise industry.
As part of long-standing maritime tradition, Master of the Vessel Captain Marco Massa and guests from around the world took part in the official Naming Ceremony for the ship.
Guests will be treated to performances by local artists, a cutting-edge video-mapping projection onto the ship’s hull, and a huge drone show. International singer-songwriter Matteo Bocelli, presenting his solo work for the first time ever in Doha, provided the grand finale performance.
The glamorous night culminated with a fireworks display against the stunning Doha skyline and a gourmet gala dinner in the ship’s restaurants.