The delivery ceremony was attended by executives from MSC Cruises and Fincantieri
MSC Cruises has taken delivery of the largest cruise ship ever to be built in Italy, MSC Seascape, from shipbuilder Fincantieri.
The delivery ceremony was attended by Gianlugi Aponte, founder and executive chairman of MSC Group, as well as Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises, and Pierrobero Folgiero, CEO of Fincantieri.
Following maritime tradition, Cristiano Bazzara, shipyard director for Fincantieri, presented Captain Roberto Leotta, master of MSC Seascape, with an ampoule containing the water that first touched the hull when the ship was floated out of dry dock earlier this year.
“MSC Seascape is the second ship to come into service this year, bringing our modern fleet to 21 ships,” said Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises. “MSC Seascape aims to connect guests with the sea, offering a wealth of outdoor spaces allowing guests to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Caribbean, where she will spend her inaugural season.”
A naming ceremony will be held for MSC Seascape on 7 December in New York, USA, before the ship sails to Miami, Florida, for an inaugural season in the Caribbean. It will offer two different seven-night itineraries from the port, exploring the Eastern and Western Caribbean respectively.