MSC Cruises Unveils ‘MSC World Asia’ Cruise Ship at Seatrade

New Vessel to Set Industry Standard with Advanced Green Technologies and Capacity for 5,400 Passengers

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MSC Cruises celebrated on Tuesday at Seatrade the first steel cutting of its new cruise ship, currently under construction in Saint Nazaire (France), and named “MSC World Asia”. The vessel will accommodate up to 5,400 passengers and is set to enter service in 2026. Although itineraries are yet to be disclosed, the company announced that bookings for cruises aboard the new ship will open by the end of this year.

The event, held at the MSC booth during Seatrade Cruise Global, was attended by Pierfrancesco Vago, CEO of MSC Cruises, and Laurent Castaing, CEO of the shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique. During his speech, Laurent Castaing noted that “the vessel will be the most advanced in the world upon entering service,” with the integration of green technologies to reduce its environmental impact.

Hence, the “MSC World Asia” will be equipped to operate with various alternative fuels, enabling the cruise line to choose the best option at any given time. The ship’s design will prioritize energy efficiency and emission reduction, aligning with the industry’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

The construction milestone marks a significant step forward in MSC Cruises’ expansion plans, further solidifying its position as a leading player in the global cruise market. With a focus on innovation and eco-conscious practices, the introduction of the “MSC World Asia” underscores the company’s dedication to providing exceptional experiences while minimizing its ecological footprint.

As anticipation builds for the unveiling of the vessel’s itinerary and amenities, industry stakeholders and cruise enthusiasts alike eagerly await the opportunity to embark on voyages aboard the state-of-the-art “MSC World Asia”. Its forthcoming debut heralds a new era of environmentally conscious cruising, setting a benchmark for sustainability within the maritime sector.

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