MSC’s World Class Ships


On the 6th April 2016, MSC Cruises announced that the STX France shipyard would be building up to four new cruise ships for them, called the “World Class”. (What a great play on words!)

These four ships will be delivered between 2022 and 2026.

This is MSC’s latest statement and they are giving very little away:

The WORLD CLASS ships are so groundbreaking we can only tell you that when we confirmed and announced the order for these four vessels at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Our founder, Gianluigi Aponte, was invited to meet STX’s CEO, Laurent Castaing, and none other than the President of the French Republic, François Hollande.

For the moment all we can tell you is that they are the most futuristic ships ever conceived, and their development at the moment is top secret, which means news and information will slowly be released over the next few years.

Start making plans for your future MSC experiences.


Malcolm says: “Information will slowly be released over the next few years”. I can’t wait that long, I’m far to impatient!

The slide-show above is just pure speculation.

We do know that MSC’s ‘World Class’ ships will exceed 200,000 gross tons, so they will be one of the biggest class of ships in the world, possibly only superseded by  RCI’s ‘Oasis’ class ships, depending how big Genting’s ‘Global Class’ (2019) and RCI’s ‘Icon’ (2022) newbuilds are. All these new ships are currently listed at around 200,000 gt. (Carnival’s LNG ships will be a little smaller at around 185,000 gt).


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