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MSC names ship’s new seascape at coin ceremony


MSC announced that a traditional parts handover ceremony for its second Seaside EVO class ship was held today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy where the keel was laid.

The name of the new ship has been revealed – the MSC Seascape – which “pays homage to the beauty of the ocean and shows how guests will be able to enjoy the stunning sea views from the ship thanks to the innovative design features,” says the cruise line.

Long-time employees Monica Somma, Category Manager – Retail, MSC Cruises and Jolette Vincenzi – Production Supervisor of Fincantieri performed the traditional maritime ritual as godmothers when they placed two pieces in the ship’s keel as a historic blessing and good fortune for the construction of the ship and her future life at sea.

Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, said: “The parts we are tabling today to mark a key milestone in the construction of one of our ships are an important symbol of our confidence in the cruise industry and in the future of travel and tourism. As a family business, we can plan for the long term and make those commitments despite the difficult context we all face in the short term. When it joins our fleet, the MSC Seascape will generate a significant economic impact not only for the shipbuilding industry and its entire supply chain, but for all the ports and destinations it reaches, strengthening the coastal tourism and supporting the vital economic recovery of local communities.

The MSC Seascape, like its sister ship MSC Seashore, is a further evolution of the already revolutionary Seaside Class – Seaside EVO ships are enhanced and expanded with a variety of all new features, spaces and experiences for guests. The ship is designed to connect guests to the sea through the innovative design features of the ship, including 13,000 m2 of outdoor space. Scheduled to enter service in November 2022, the 169,400 GT vessel will be able to accommodate 5,877 passengers.

Godmothers Monica Somma MSC Cruises and Jolette Vincenzi Fincantieri

Vago added, “Additionally, MSC Seascape represents our continued investment in this shipyard and region, as well as our willingness to move forward with our long term vision to achieve net zero impact cruise operations. Like every new ship we build, we equip MSC Seascape with some of the latest environmental technologies and solutions, including state-of-the-art emissions reduction and wastewater treatment systems. She will also innovate in terms of guest entertainment and will be our first ship to deliver the dynamic and thrilling RoboCoaster experience. “

Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, said: “The coin ceremony is one of the oldest maritime traditions and also for the shipbuilder it always represents a special moment. With welding, we send a good wish to future passengers and crew, who symbolically embark for the first time. I am sure that soon travelers will once again be able to sail the sea as before, also on this magnificent vessel which is taking shape in our shipyard.

The stage ceremony was a private event attended in person by the Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises Pierfrancesco Vago and the CEO of Finacantieri Giuseppe Bono, as well as members of the shipowner and shipyard management and project teams. for MSC Seascap and took place in full compliance with current health regulations. .

MSC Seascape’s environmental credentials include selective catalytic reduction systems on each of the ship’s four Wartsila 14V 46F engines to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 90 percent by converting the gas into harmless nitrogen and water and Hybrid exhaust gas cleaning systems to remove 98 percent of sulfur oxide from ship emissions.

The vessel will have advanced wastewater treatment systems with higher purification standards than most onshore wastewater treatment facilities, advanced waste management systems, ballast water treatment systems approved by the United States Coast Guard, the latest technology systems for the prevention of oil spills. machine spaces and various efficient energy efficiency upgrades – from heat recovery systems to LED lighting.

MSC Seascape Coin Handover Ceremony

The vessel will also be fitted with an underwater radiated noise management system to reduce potential effects on marine mammals.

As with its sister ship, 65% of MSC Seascape’s public spaces have been redesigned, improving the customer experience and offering customers different places and locations to connect with the sea:

• 2,270 cabins with 12 different types of balcony cabins and suites, including the coveted aft suites

• 11 restaurants, 19 bars and lounges with many options for alfresco dining and drinking

• Six swimming pools including a superb rear infinity pool with incredible ocean views

• The MSC Yacht Club will be the largest and most luxurious of the MSC Cruises fleet, with nearly 3,000 m² of space with stunning ocean views from the ship’s foredecks.

• A vast promenade along the waterfront 540 meters long near the water

• A spectacular Glass Floor Bridge of Sighs at Deck 16 with a unique ocean view

• MSC Seascape is one of three vessels currently under construction as part of the Company’s long-term growth plans.

MSC Seascape is one of three vessels currently under construction as part of the company’s long-term growth plans.


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