Doha to host naming ceremony of MSC World Europa
MSC Cruises new flagship, MSC World Europa will be named in Doha, Qatar on 13 November.
The naming ceremony will officially inaugurate the city’s new Grand Cruise Terminal.
It also supports Qatar’s Vision 2030 to triple the number of international tourists visiting the country.
Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, Cruise Division of MSC Group, said: “Qatar will continue to play an important role in our strategy to expand our presence in the broader Gulf region. I would like to thank Qatar Airways for its collaborative partnership and strong support.”
The ship naming ceremony will be a star-studded event with live entertainment and performances as well as the traditional maritime bottle breaking moment.
Further details will be revealed in due course.
Akbar Al Baker, Chairman of Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways Group CEO, said: “Qatar has taken important steps to position itself as a world class destination for cruise passengers and the naming ceremony of MSC World Europa in Doha is another landmark event as we grow this important tourism sector.”
The ship makes her maiden voyage on December 20, offering seven-night cruises to Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas Island, plus Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
For the winter season MSC Opera will also offer seven-night itineraries in the Gulf region.
MSC World Europa will then move to the Mediterranean from March 2023 sailing seven-night cruises to Genoa, Naples and Messina, as well as Valletta, Barcelona and Marseille.