The 215,863gt vessel is to be named officially on November 13, in Doha, Qatar.
Guests of all ages will be able to enjoy entertainment from morning to night with three new concert-style shows in a multipurpose Luna Park Arena, five new full-scale theatre productions in the ship’s World Theatre, four themed experiences in the Panorama Lounge, plus surprise pop-up live exhibits throughout the vessel.
Steve Leatham, global head of entertainment, MSC Cruises, said, ‘The brand-new interactive entertainment featured on board MSC World Europa will be unlike anything that our guests have ever experienced, combining futuristic technology and unique specially designed venues.’
The entertainment options include:
Luna Park Arena interactive shows
The new Luna Park Arena is a 300-seat multifunctional entertainment venue that will host films, game shows, activities for children and themed parties. During the day, the venue will host a new virtual reality Drone Academy, a Digital Dance Academy with three bespoke ‘Dance with Flavia’ classes with ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ champion Flavia Cacace-Mistry, Doremi’s ‘Wake Up Rave’ for the ship’s younger guests and two new large scale interactive gameshows.
Throughout the cruise, passengers will also have the opportunity to participate in a series of challenges aimed at breaking Guinness World Record titles through daytime events and an evening large-scale show in the arena.
At night the venue offers three interactive concerts bringing together technology and visuals: 'Symphonic Ibiza,' a night of music with a big screen orchestra, modern Euro dance music, three specialty artists, dancers, a DJ, two vocalists, and an after-party club night; 'Supershow,' a K-pop party with street dancers, acrobats and vocalists; and 'Crimson Club,' a film-themed stunt show with pop-up surprise moments including movie spy cams and actors mingling in the audience.
Full-scale theatre shows
MSC World Europa's main stage, World Theatre. will stage five new original large-scale theatre shows focused on exploration, travel, the sea, theatre and sustainability.
The shows include LED visuals and incredible scenery and props, as well as 350 custom-made costumes.
Shows include 'Eko,' with costumes made from recycled material; the original 'Amelia Earhart' show with an E-Bike Stunt Wheel; 'A Night on Broadway,' featuring classic show tunes; 'Cadmo The Landwalker,' focusing on exploration and 'Yellow Submarine' with circus and magical elements based on songs by the Beatles.
Located at the aft of the ship, the Panorama Lounge will have music-themed experiences over pre-show drinks and an interactive floor featuring designs that will transform the space and changing screens that reflect the theme of the night.
Guests during the day can project drawings they’ve made onto interactive screens on the lounge’s floor as GIFs or watch as the floor turns into a giant colouring book for all ages to fill in their own designs.
At night are four immersive 90-minute music experiences that showcase styles of dance from over the decades and across the globe including samba, tango, waltz and disco.
With live bands, dancers, singers, aerialists and acrobats, each experience will follow different themes, such as 'Let’s Get Loud' with fiesta-themed music like ‘Despacito’ and ‘Bailamos'; 'Ultimate Disco,' featuring bright colours and classics including ‘Boogie Wonderland’ and ‘Turn the Beat Around'; ‘Bandstand Boogie’ with old-school tunes; and ‘Rock Evolution,' a rock 'n' roll dance party.
Later into the night, the venue transitions into a themed nightclub-style after party.
MSC World Europa will also offer surprise moments that pop up throughout different areas of the ship during the cruise. Two living exhibitions focus on Instagrammable content that centre on the themes of Earth and ocean. Artists, actors, musicians and inflatables will contribute to these surprise experiences.
Other entertainment attractions include The Venom Drop @ The Spiral, touted as the longest at sea dry slide, spanning 11 decks.
In addition, the ship will feature MSC Cruises’ largest water park with virtual reality technology.
Guests can also participate in a variety of activities during sea days, from roller disco and rock ’n' roll bingo to bumper cars and a football-themed challenge.
Completing MSC World Europa’s high-tech entertainment offering, a Sundowner DJ party will take place every evening with a holographic DJ experience.