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Fly high on the only over-water swing ride at sea

MSC World America – the new upcoming ship from cruise line MSC Cruises – will debut the only over-water swing ride at sea, Cliffhanger.

MSC Cruises has revealed Cliffhanger, an exclusive over-water swing ride set to debut aboard MSC World America in April 2025.

What is Cliffhanger?

Located in the heart of the ship’s Family Aventura district, this thrilling attraction will stand above the ship’s top deck, inviting adventure-seekers with MSC Cruises to experience an exhilarating rush.

Cliffhanger features four seats initially close to the deck, lifted by powered arms into a starting position that extends out over the ship’s edge. Riders will then sway back and forth, suspended 50 meters above the ocean’s surface, offering a unique blend of excitement and breathtaking views.


– READ MORE: MSC reveals next two new cruise ships to come

What’s onboard MSC World America?

When MSC World America is named at PortMiami on April 9, 2025, it will mark the arrival of MSC Cruises’ newest U.S. flagship. The ship boasts seven distinct districts, each offering its own ambiance, amenities, and adventures for guests of all ages.

With its distinctive silhouette against the Miami skyline, MSC World America offers a blend of American comfort and European design, ensuring a memorable cruise experience for guests seeking relaxation or excitement.

Spanning 22 decks and featuring over 2,600 staterooms, MSC World America offers an array of amenities, including:

– A reimagined outdoor World Promenade with dining, entertainment and LED light shows.
– The indoor World Galleria, lined with bars, restaurants and shops – crowned by a state-of-the-art LED and kinetic light ceiling.
– 13 restaurants, including specialty options and casual dining.
– 20 bars and lounges, introducing new concepts like the Sports Bar and Comedy Club.
– Entertainment venues with live shows and performances.
– Stylish staterooms and suites, including Infinite Ocean View cabins and family accommodations.
– The MSC Yacht Club, offering luxurious suites and exclusive amenities.


– READ MORE: Inside entertainment on MSC Cruises – 

Where will MSC World America go?

During its inaugural season, MSC World America will embark on 7-night itineraries from Miami, exploring coveted destinations in the Eastern and Western Caribbean, with stops at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve—a private island paradise in The Bahamas.

Are MSC Cruises environmentally friendly?

Dedicated to environmental sustainability, MSC World America operates on LNG, with preparations for renewable energy sources.

Smart technology is integrated throughout the ship to minimise energy and water consumption, while onboard recycling initiatives reduce waste. Even the ship’s design, including noise-reducing propellers, aims to minimise disturbance to marine life.

MSC World America has also pledged to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.


– READ MORE: We sailed on the first-ever net zero GHG emissions journey


Published 04.09.24