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MSC World America will be the third LNG-powered vessel in the MSC Cruises fleet
LNG fuel tanks have now been installed on MSC Cruises’ newest ship, MSC World America, which is currently in construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
“LNG is an important step forward in our ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and we’re looking forward to base for the first time in the United States a ship powered by the fuel,” said Linden Coppell, vice president of sustainability and ESG at MSC Cruises. “LNG is a fuel in transition and poised to make way for bio-LNG and synthetic LNG as they become available at scale as part of our decarbonisation journey.”
Construction began on MSC’s third LNG-powered vessel in October 2022. MSC World Europa launched in December 2022 and MSC Euribia entered service in June 2023.
MSC World America will have the capacity for 6,762 passengers and 2,138 crew. It will feature 2,626 cabins, 13 restaurants, 20 bars and lounges, six swimming pools, three entertainment venues, an 11-deck-high dry slide, spa, gym, waterpark and dedicated area for children of all ages. The ship is scheduled to debut in April 2025 and will sail Caribbean itineraries during its inaugural season from PortMiami in Florida.