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    Fancy a cruise with 6,850 passengers?

    A coin ceremony took place today in Saint-Nazaire, France, when the keel was laid for MSC Cruises’ first LNG powered ship, MSC World Europa, set to debut in 2022.

    MSC's first 'World Class' ship, Europa, will have a maximum capacity of 6,850 guests. She will carry more passengers than the current record-holder, Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas.

    I bet MSC regret ordering such a big ship, with three more sister to follow, in the pipeline!

    I wrote about Europa on my blog if you want to see some images: https://wp.me/pfRKD-7Yw
    See my cruise blog: HERE

    #2
    A definite loss maker, in the short term anyway. You never know, by 2022 things might actually be back to some form of normality. 🤞

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      #3
      In answer to your question....no, no, no. I cannot imagine cruising with that many people, pre or post Covid.
      I admit the ship looks very futuristic and interesting, but definitely not for us. We'll leave it to the families and anyone who wants masses of things to keep them occupied all day.

      Barb

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        #4
        ...I dont wish to sound racist, but 6,850 passengers could be challenging, but 6,850 Italian passengers (who don't like queuing I'm told), could require one to wear a full American Football outfit.
        Last edited by Malcolm, Essex; 29th June 2020, 07:14 PM.
        See my cruise blog: HERE

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          #5
          How much will they pay me to go on it?

          Jill

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            #6
            Hi Malcolm
            Having suffered on Meraviglia both onboard and with their customer services back ashore wild horses wouldn't get me back onboard.

            But don't let my bias put you off..you could always go Yacht Club like others do so you don't get the full MSC experience.

            One thought about Yacht Club is why do they have interior cabins?
            I could never figure that out as I thought YC was the upmarket part of the ship.

            Garf

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              #7
              Definitely not. Sounds like an absolute nightmare.

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                #8
                Not a chance. not even for free.

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                  #9
                  Nice balcony cabin in the YC, I would happily sail on her

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Smith7 View Post
                    How much will they pay me to go on it?
                    Will never be enough

                    Barb

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                      #11

                      Inside cabins with luxury facility access, we need more of them

                      We like the perks of ship in a ship but happy with a shoe box to sleep and shower in.

                      Wish more ships did it.

                      Bit like smaller ships why have a balcony when a short walk you can have the equivalent/better sea view with bar and food service.

                      Some ships have relatively unknown areas where inside cabins have quick access to outdoor area, some with pools.

                      Some of the big ships, the ship in the ship are getting so big, soon we will need ship in a ship in a ship.

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                        #12
                        Hi TD
                        You're welcome to ours...an inside holds no attraction to us whatsoever.

                        Garf

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post

                          Some of the big ships, the ship in the ship are getting so big, soon we will need ship in a ship in a ship.

                          ​Those with mathematical brains will notice that MSC will squeeze more passengers on-board ‘Europa’, a ship that is 15% smaller (or 30,000 gross tonnes smaller) than ‘Harmony’.

                          That gives ‘Europa’ a space ratio of 29 and Harmony one of 34 (volume per passenger).

                          In short ‘Harmony’ is more spacious and Europa will be 'busier'.
                          See my cruise blog: HERE

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                            #14
                            You have to be very careful with the volume basis for space per person as it is very misleading without knowing how the space is distributed.

                            ​​​​A lot of space on some ships is multi story air that no one occupies.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
                              You have to be very careful with the volume basis for space per person as it is very misleading without knowing how the space is distributed.

                              ​​​
                              Agreed Topgun, but 30,000 gt less, but 70 more passengers (all berths) does sound significant, but I may be wrong.

                              I do like the way NCL don't waste too much space on 7 deck high atriums, for example or and lots of double height rooms. However I am surprised that they have not entered the mega-ship league (180,000-200,000 gt).

                              In fact, their next class 'Leonardo' is a little smaller than their current ships. Mind you they will not be regretting it with COVID still around!
                              See my cruise blog: HERE

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