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A room to celebrate Legos, seven Virtual Reality (VR) stations, 50 video games, drone relay races and X-Factor style dance contests are just a few of the family-friendly activities available on MSC World Europa. MSC Cruises’ latest ship, which is due to enter service in December in the Arabian Gulf, features a kids’ zone that spans a massive 8,245 square feet—the biggest in the fleet.  

MSC Cruises was inspired to “create experiences that blend technology and social media with activity and sport to create fresh and new entertainment for the kids who sail with us,” said the cruise operator’s manager of kids’ experiences, Matteo Mancini, in a press statement. 

There are seven kids’ zones throughout the ship, each catering to specific age groups from infants to 17-year-olds. For example, Baby Club is for children up to 2 years of age, while Mini and Juniors clubs are designed for children aged 3 to 11 and Young and Teen clubs are for children aged 12 to 17. There is also a special TEENS LAB.

MSC World Europa will offer more than 100 hours of live entertainment. As well as old family favorites like the CABIN 12006 live entertainment experience which includes a family game show and casting sessions, there are also a host of new activities including: a new Asian-inspired family game show called 3,2,1 KNOCK; the digital family game show BEAT THE MUSIC where children and their parents attempt to guess what music each are listening to; the Z ACTIVE sports program featuring hover boards and games like pickleball and basketball; and DRONE ACADEMY 2.0 where teams have to navigate a drone through 15 obstacles. 

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