MSC Cruises received a new liner and became a competitor to Royal Caribbean and Carnival

MSC Cruises received a new ship and became a competitor to Royal Caribbean and Carnival

MSC World Europa, with a maximum capacity of 6,762 passengers and a displacement of 205,700 gross, is comparable in size to five Royal Caribbean — the largest cruise ships in the world. “Oases” only 20 000–30,000 tons more and can accommodate about the same number of tourists.

New ships from the world's biggest cruise brands are launched all the time, but few, including MSC World Europa, are actually ready compete with the Oasis class for the title of the largest cruise ship in the world. Recall that the first ship of the — Oasis of the Seas — debuted in 2009.

In March, the Oasis class made headlines again when the Wonder of the Seas, which currently holds the title of the world's largest cruise ship, entered the scene. There were few other contenders for size leadership in history: Mardi Gras Carnival with a capacity of 6,465 passengers and a displacement of 180 tons and sister ships of MSC Cruises: MSC Grandiosa and MSC Virtuosa. Each can accommodate up to 6,334 passengers with a displacement of 181,541 tons. This also includes several other recently built cruise ships, including the two ships Costa Cruises and Iona from P&O Cruises, similar in size to the MSC World Europa. 

These huge liners look like giant floating cities that include cabins, restaurants, concert venues, shops, cinemas, nightclubs, swimming pools and water slides, kindergartens and medical facilities. 

The largest cruise ships by displacement :

Wonder of the Seas: 236,857 tons

Symphony of the Seas: 228,081 tons

Harmony of the Seas: 226,963 tons

Oasis of the Seas: 226,838 tons

Allure of the Seas: 225,282 tons

MSC World Europa: 205,700 tons

MSC Grandiosa: 181,541 tons

MSC Virtuosa: 181,541 tons

Carnival’ s Mardi Gras: 180 000 tons

MSC Bellissima: 171,598 tons

MSC Meraviglia: 171,598 tons

The largest liners worldwide by number of passengers:

Wonder of the Seas: 6,988 passengers;

Allure of the Seas: 6 780;

Oasis of the Seas: 6 771;

MSC World Europa: 6 762;

Harmony of the Seas: 6,687;

< p>Symphony of the Seas: 6,680;

Carnival’s Mardi Gras: 6,465;

MSC Grandiosa: 6,334;

MSC Virtuosa: 6 334;

MSC Bellissima: 5 686;

MSC Meraviglia: 5 655

The aft end of the new MSC World Europa will have a Y-shaped design with a promenade open-air similar to Royal Caribbean's Oasis-class boardwalk concept, with Oasis-like balconies and a spiraling 11-deck dry slide — more than Royal Caribbean.

In addition, MSC World Europa — the largest ship powered by clean fuel. 

The first launch of MSC World Europa is scheduled for November. These will be week-long Persian Gulf cruises from Dubai throughout the winter. The giant will then sail to the Mediterranean to serve routes from Barcelona and various Italian ports: Genoa, Naples and Taormina.

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