MSC World Europa has just completed its inaugural Middle East season and is now repositioning to Europe.
Before reaching Genoa, MSC Cruises‘ main homeport in Italy, the ship sails for 18 nights from Dubai.
As well as visiting six ports in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Italy during the one-way voyage, the cruise also explores the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, and the Suez Canal.
During the cruise, guests will have an opportunity to visit the unusual Middle Eastern cruise destination of Jeddah.
The MSC World Europa launches its first cruise in the Western Mediterranean on April 12 after arriving in Europe.
Genoa, Naples, Messina, Valletta, Barcelona, and Marseille are among the ports the ship visits during its seven-night itinerary, which marks the start of its year-round schedule in the region.
In St. Nazaire, France, Chantiers de l’Atlantique built the MSC World Europa, the largest cruise ship in MSC Cruises’ fleet.
World Class is a series of four ships with a combined weight of 205,000 tons, which entered service in December 2022.
MSC’s World Europa is not only the first LNG ship in its fleet, but it also comes equipped with a dry slide named The Venom Drop @ The Spiral, an 11-deck drop.
The ship also features The Promenade, an outdoor area that opens out onto the aft of the ship and offers entertainment, retail and alfresco dining.
Using more sustainable fuels and other environmentally friendly technologies, the ship is also said to have achieved a reduction in greenhouse emissions and nitrogen oxides of up to 85%.