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When it makes its maiden voyage in 2025, the MSC World America will be the first of MSC Cruises’ LNG-powered ships to be deployed in North America, joining its sister ships that are already customized for the American market. For now, the cruise line and shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique celebrated the official start of construction by cutting the ship’s first steel. 

MSC World America is testament to our ambitious growth plans in the U.S. and the Caribbean and further solidifies MSC Cruises as a major player in the North American market with another of our largest, most glamorous ships coming to the region,” said Ruben A Rodriguez, president of MSC Cruises USA. “In addition to delivering a state-of-the-art cruise experience, MSC World America exemplifies our commitment to sustainability with its advanced environmental technology. The ship will continue to elevate our guest experience in the Caribbean, and we look forward to raising the bar on what travelers can expect, whether they’re loyal cruisers or enjoying their first vacation at sea.”

Stay Up to Date with MSC Cruises’ Progress Before MSC World America’s Maiden Voyage

Your clients can peep in on the ship taking shape by following MSC Cruises USA’s social media (TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter), plus they’ll have access to exclusive content.

MSC Cruises USA began the tradition of building U.S. flagships with the North American client in mind with the launch of the MSC Seaside in 2017, followed by the MSC Seashore in 2021 from PortMiami and the MSC Seascape when she sails from New York City later this year.

MSC Cruises USA recently announced plans for its largest-ever presence in the U.S. with five ships in the region for the winter 2023-2024 season: MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seascape, MSC Divina, MSC Magnifica and MSC Seashore.

Expect the new MSC World America to take your clients on unforgettable voyages aboard a vessel with cutting-edge design. As the second of MSC Cruises’ World Class ships, it will have echoes of the MSC World Europa, but your clients will definitely notice the design was created with them in mind. She will also be the cruise line’s tallest ship in the U.S. at 22 decks tall and more than 150 feet wide, with over 2,600 cabins and 420,000 square feet of public space.

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