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MSC Cruises celebrated a crucial milestone in the company’s expansion
in the United States and commitment to sustainability with the Coin Ceremony
for MSC World America.
The ceremony took place alongside the delivery of MSC
Euribia at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France and marked a
critical phase of the construction of MSC World America. The new vessel will be
the first specifically designed for the U.S. cruise market powered by Liquified
Natural Gas (LNG).
MSC’s Silvia Turbia and Chantiers’ Severine Blandin acted as
godmothers for the ship, placing commemorative coins within the keel of MSC
World America as a sign of blessing and good fortune.
“Our commitment to bringing our largest, most innovative and
environmentally advanced ships to the North American market is stronger than
ever, and all of us at MSC Cruises are looking forward to welcoming guests on
board MSC World America,” MSC Cruises USA President Ruben A. Rodriguez said.
The vessel will begin sailing from MSC’s new terminal at
PortMiami in April 2025. During MSC World America’s inaugural season, she will
offer seven-night itineraries to the Norwegian Fjords, with weekly departures
from Kiel, Germany, and Copenhagen, Denmark.
MSC World America was designed to build on the success of
MSC World Europa and will become the second World Class ship tailored to the
North American market. The vessel will boast a new outdoor destination dubbed
The Harbor, which offers a water park experience and comfortable areas to relax
with food and drinks.
“The ship’s long list of new spaces and experiences will set
a new standard for Caribbean cruising when she arrives in the U.S. in 2025,” Rodriguez
continued. “All of MSC World America’s itineraries include Ocean Cay MSC Marine
Reserve, our beautiful island destination that highlights the natural beauty of
The Bahamas and our focus on marine conservation.”
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