MSC Cruises Starts Construction on Second Vessel in World Class series

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  • Steel was cut at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France during the delivery ceremony of the trail blazing MSC World Europa
  • MSC Cruises continues commitment to North American cruise market with MSC World America becoming the first LNG-powered World Class ship dedicated to U.S.
  • MSC World America will come into service in 2025

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique marked the official start of construction on MSC’s second World Class ship by cutting the vessel’s first steel, reports PR NewsWire.

Construction of second vessel in World Class series

The cruise line also revealed the ship will be named MSC World America and be dedicated to the U.S market when she comes into service in 2025. The announcement makes this the first of MSC Cruises’ LNG-powered ships to be deployed in North America and yet another of the line’s flagships to be customized for the American market.

Rubén A. Rodríguez, President, MSC Cruises USA, said: “MSC World America is testament to our ambitious growth plans in the U.S. and the Caribbean and further solidifies MSC Cruises as a major player in the North American market with another of our largest, most glamorous ships coming to the region. In addition to delivering a state-of-the-art cruise experience, MSC World America exemplifies our commitment to sustainability with its advanced environmental technology. The ship will continue to elevate our guest experience in the Caribbean, and we look forward to raising the bar on what travelers can expect, whether they’re loyal cruisers or enjoying their first vacation at sea.”

MSC World America will be the latest in a growing line of U.S. flagships dating back to the 2017 launch of MSC Seaside, whose groundbreaking design transformed Caribbean cruising with increased outdoor space and new opportunities to be close to the sea. The company went on to deploy the new MSC Seashore from PortMiami in 2021, with MSC Seascape set to inherit the flagship crown when she enters service later this year.

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Source: PR NewsWire

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