Doha, Qatar, to Host Naming Ceremony of MSC World Europa

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The naming ceremony for MSC Cruises’ new flagship, MSC World Europa, will take place on 13NOV 2022 in Doha, the capital of Qatar. The event will also inaugurate the city’s new Grand Cruise Terminal, the cruise line and destination have jointly announced. 

“We are incredibly proud that in November we will name our most innovative, futuristic and the world’s largest environmentally-focused cruise passenger ship in Doha," said Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, Cruise Division of MSC Group.

"MSC World Europa represents the future of cruising, so it is fitting that this monumental event will take place in one of the seven new Urban Wonders of the World and inaugurate the city’s magnificent new Grand Cruise Terminal.”

He added that Qatar will play an important role in MSC's strategy to expand its presence in the Gulf region as tourism increases in the area. “And it is only fitting that this event marks the coming into service of the highly anticipated MSC World Europa, the first in our trailblazing ‘World Class’ of ships that introduces a completely new cruising platform that boasts future-proof marine and onboard hospitality technologies, state-of-the-art environmental technologies as well as ground-breaking and ultramodern design."

Akbar Al Baker, Chairman of Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, commented: “Qatar has taken important steps to position itself as a world-class destination for cruise passengers and the naming ceremony of MSC World Europa in Doha is another landmark event as we grow this important tourism sector. As Qatar places great importance on sustainability, it is fitting that we host this ceremony for such an environmentally focused cruise ship.” 

MSC World Europa will make her maiden voyage on 20DEC 2022, offering seven-night cruises to Doha, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates, plus Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Additional itineraries in the Gulf region in the upcoming winter season include seven-night itineraries on MSC Opera to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas island plus two destinations in Oman - Muscat and Khasab.

For more information, see MSC Cruises.

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