• MSC Cruises’ newest flagship to be officially named tonight during traditional maritime ceremony in the presence of distinguished guests, international media and travel agents from around the world
• MSC World Europa represents the future of cruising as the world’s largest environmentally-focused cruise passenger ship, breaking new grounds also in terms of design and guest experience
• The event in Doha forms part of the Cruise Division of MSC Group’s commitment to tourism in the Gulf region

Doha, Qatar – 13 November 2022 – MSC Cruises, the world’s third largest cruise brand, will today host the Naming Ceremony of its newest flagship MSC World Europa at the brand-new Grand Cruise Terminal in Doha, Qatar.

Together with partners Qatar Airways, the celebrations are part of MSC’s overall commitment to Qatar, reinforcing its commitment to supporting the growth of international tourism there as well as the broader Middle East region, where MSC Cruises is brand leader.


MSC World Europa is the most innovative and environmentally advanced cruise ship in the MSC Cruises fleet. On top of ground-breaking advances in terms of reduction of emissions and energy efficiency, the LNG-powered ship also paves the way towards the uptake of carbon-neutral synthetic and other alternative fuels as soon as they are available at scale.


Spanning 22 decks, with 215,863 GT’s, 47 metres wide, 40,000 m2 of public space and 2,626 cabins, MSC World Europa is an ultramodern urban metropolis at sea offering a veritable world of different experiences whilst setting a new standard for the cruise industry.


A long-standing maritime tradition, the official Naming Ceremony of the ship will take place in the presence of the Master of the Vessel, Captain Marco Massa and distinguished guests from around the world.


Hosted by comedian, producer and entrepreneur, Hamad Al Amari, event guests from around the world will be treated to experiences from local artists, a cutting-edge video-mapping projection onto the ship’s hull, huge drone show and a grand finale performance by international singer-songwriter Matteo Bocelli, presenting his solo work for the first time ever in Doha. His new album is due in early 2023 via Capitol Records.


The glamorous night will culminate in a spectacular firework display against the stunning Doha skyline, and a gourmet gala dinner in the ship’s elegant restaurants.