Source: MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises is growing once again with plans to add a new ship to its US market in 2025.
According to a press release from the company, construction of the new ship began at France’s Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard during a special steel-cutting ceremony.
Introducing the newest addition to our World-class family: MSC World America; she will call the US her home when she debuts in 2025! pic.twitter.com/DrZ1Nmqeqj— MSC Cruises (USA) (@MSCCruisesUSA) October 24, 2022
The cruise line has revealed the ship will be named MSC World America and will be the first of MSC Cruises’ liquified natural gas (LNG)-powered ships to be deployed in North America.
MSC World America will offer a futuristic cruise experience with groundbreaking design, unique dining experiences, and unforgettable onboard entertainment. When she comes into service in the summer of 2025, MSC World America will be the line’s largest ship in the U.S., measuring 22 decks tall and more than 150 feet wide, with more than 2,600 cabins and 420,000 square feet of public space.
The ground-breaking design features a Y-shaped aft with a nearly 350-foot-long World Promenade offering breathtaking 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. This 11-deck-high slide will be the longest at sea.
“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,” Rubén A. Rodríguez, President, MSC Cruises USA, said in a press release. “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.”