MSC Cruises and Fincantieri float out MSC Seashore

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri float out MSC Seashore
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At 339 metres in length, MSC Seashore will be the longest ship in MSC Cruises’ fleet when launched

MSC Cruises’ MSC Seashore has been floated out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, moving to a wet dock to allow for work on her interior.

MSC Seashore is the third ship in the Seaside-class and will be the cruise line’s longest vessel at 339 metres when launched. As the first Seaside Evo ship, she has received significant changes compared to her sister ships MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview, including newly designed public spaces, more cabins and a higher ratio of outdoor space per guest.

“The float out has always been one of the most satisfying moments for those involved in the construction of a ship,” said Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri. “It is also the occasion to further strengthen everyone’s commitment, because when the ship touches the sea a lot of work has already been done, but much more still lies ahead. This applies even more to MSC Seashore, a record-breaking ship that focuses on innovation, technology and design.”

MSC Seashore’s design now features two meeting points positioned at the middle and forward parts of the ship. New accommodation options have also been added, with 28 more terraced suites, two suites with private whirlpools and 75 more spacious cabins for guests with a disability. The premium MSC Yacht Club will see two new cabin categories with 41 Deluxe Grand Suites and two Owner’s Suites with whirlpools, as well as 10,000 square metres of additional deck space.

Two new restaurants will be introduced onboard, while five of the existing speciality restaurants have been relocated to allow for waterfront seating. The ship will feature a new aft pool design, an enlarged indoor pool and a new interactive waterpark, as well as a new double-decker lounge and larger casino.

The ship will also be equipped with new environmental technologies to help minimise her impact, including a selective catalytic reduction system which the cruise line says will reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by around 90 per cent. An advanced wastewater treatment system will also be deployed on MSC Seashore, adding to the ballast water treatment systems and hybrid exhaust gas cleaning systems deployed across MSC Cruises’ fleet.

“We are committed to our new builds programme, which with each new class of ships sees us innovating and setting new standards in the industry,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises. “MSC Seashore will in fact be the largest and most innovative cruise vessel ever built in Italy, featuring the latest and most advanced environmental technology currently available. She will also be one of two new ships for which we will receive delivery in 2021, underlying our belief in the long-term growth prospects of the sector – as also demonstrated by the return to service of our first ship earlier this week as well as the investments made in our new health and safety operating protocol which is already setting a new standard for the industry.”

MSC Seashore is scheduled for delivery in July 2021. All three Seaside-class ships will be deployed in the West Mediterranean in summer 2021, with MSC Seashore calling at Genoa, Italy, Barcelona, Spain, and Marseille, France, in the ‘Six Pearls’ itinerary.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
21 August 2020

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