New MSC World America Cruise Ship to Feature Over-Water Swing Ride

MSC Cruises' upcoming U.S.-based ship MSC World America will feature the first-ever over-water swing ride at sea.

msc world america cliffhanger swing

MSC Cruises has announced its latest thrill ride which will be aboard new U.S.-based cruise ship MSC World America. Cliffhanger, the only over-water swing ride at sea, will debut when the vessel enters service in April 2025.

Cliffhanger’s four seats start off close to the deck before powered arms lift them into the starting position — up and out over the edge of the ship. From there, riders are propelled back and forth dangling 160 feet above the waterline. The ride structure will tower above the ship’s top deck, nestled in the heart of the Family Aventura district.

msc world america cliffhanger over-water swing
(Rendering courtesy of MSC Cruises)

MSC World America is set to become MSC Cruises’ newest U.S. flagship when she is named at PortMiami one year from today on April 9, 2025. Guests will experience a new world of cruising with MSC as they explore the ship’s seven districts, each with its own atmosphere and amenities.

About MSC World America

During her inaugural season, World America will sail from Miami with seven-night itineraries to some of the most sought-after destinations in the eastern and western Caribbean. All voyages will feature a stop at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, the line’s private island in the Bahamas.

MSC World America Now Open For Bookings
MSC World America (Rendering courtesy of MSC Cruises)

MSC World America runs on LNG, a lower-emission fuel, and is ready for renewable energy sources. Shore power connectivity, where available, reduces emissions by allowing the ship’s engines to be turned off while in port. A robust recycling program onboard minimizes waste, and the propellers are designed to reduce noise and avoid disturbing marine life.

For more information on the seven districts aboard this upcoming ship, click here.


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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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