MSC Cruises hosted a naming ceremony for its newest flagship MSC World Europa on Sunday (Nov. 13) at the brand-new Grand Cruise Terminal in Doha, Qatar.
Together with partners Qatar Airways, the celebrations are part of MSC’s overall commitment to Qatar, reinforcing its commitment to supporting the growth of international tourism there as well as the broader Middle East region, where MSC Cruises is brand leader.
MSC World Europa is the most environmentally-advanced cruise ship in the MSC Cruises fleet, the line says.
On top of advances in terms of reduction of emissions and energy efficiency, the LNG-powered ship also paves the way towards the uptake of carbon-neutral synthetic and other alternative fuels as soon as they are available at scale.
Spanning 22 decks and 2,626 cabins, MSC World Europa is an "ultramodern urban metropolis at sea" offering a veritable world of different experiences.
A long-standing maritime tradition, the naming ceremony of the ship took place in the presence of distinguished guests from around the world.
Hosted by comedian, producer and entrepreneur, Hamad Al Amari, event guests from around the world were treated to experiences from local artists, a cutting-edge video-mapping projection onto the ship’s hull, huge drone show and a grand finale performance by international singer-songwriter Matteo Bocelli, presenting his solo work for the first time ever in Doha.