MSC World America cruise ship's construction started at STX France

   June 1, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

MSC Cruises held the keel-laying/aka coin ceremony for MSC World America.

This ceremony - which marks the start of the vessel's physical construction/assembly - coincided with the delivery of MSC Euribia. Both vessels are built by STX France (at Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire). The forthcoming unit will be the first MSC liner specifically designed for the American cruise market. Like the sistership MSC World Europa, World America will be LNG-powered (by Liquified Natural Gas).

Silvia Turbia (MSC's Head of Corporate Events) and Severine Blandin (from STX France) served as godmothers for the ship, symbolically placing commemorative coins into the keel of MSC World America as a gesture of blessing and good fortune.

MSC Cruises USA's President Ruben A. Rodriguez said their commitment to bringing the largest, most innovative, and environmentally advanced ships to the North American market was stronger than ever, and all of them at MSC were looking forward to welcoming guests onboard MSC World America.

The ship will commence her voyage from MSC's recently constructed terminal at PortMiami Florida in April 2025. Throughout her first season, MSC World America will provide 7-night travel routes to the Norwegian Fjords, with departures occurring weekly from Kiel Germany and Copenhagen Denmark.

World America follows the 2022-launched World Europa and will be the second MSC WORLD Class vessel tailored to cater to the North American market. The ship will feature an innovative outdoor space called The Harbor, which provides an aquapark-like atmosphere and inviting areas to unwind while enjoying food and beverages.

All of MSC World America’s itineraries visit Ocean Cay - MSC's private Bahamian island destination.