MSC Cruises Names Second Seaside EVO Ship At Coin Ceremony
MSC Cruises held the traditional coin ceremony today at the Fincantieri shipyard for the second Seaside EVO class ship. During the keel laying, the name of this second ship was announced - MSC Seascape.
MSC Cruises employee Monica Somma and Fincantieri production supervisor, Jolette Vincenzi performed the traditional maritime ritual as godmothers. The observance of this custom is for good luck during construction and all future sailings for the vessel.
Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises said, “The coins we lay today, to mark a key construction milestone of one of our ships, are an important symbol of our confidence in the cruise industry and the future of travel and tourism. As a family owned business, we can plan for the long term and make these commitments despite the challenging context we all face in the short term. When she joins our fleet, MSC Seascape will generate meaningful economic impact not only for the shipbuilding industry and its entire supply chain but for all the ports and destinations that she reaches, strengthening coastal tourism and supporting the vital economic recovery of local communities.”
Mr. Vago added, “Furthermore, MSC Seascape represents our continued investment in this yard and region as well as our drive to advance with our long-term vision to achieve net zero-impact cruise operations. As every new vessel that we build, we are equipping MSC Seascape with some of the latest environmental technologies and solutions, including cutting edge emissions reduction and wastewater treatment systems. She will also break new ground in terms of guest entertainment and will be our first vessel to feature the dynamic and exciting RoboCoaster experience.”
Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, stated: “The coin ceremony is one of the oldest maritime traditions and also for the shipbuilder it always represents a special moment. With the welding, we address a good wish to future passengers and crew, who in this way symbolically board for the first time. I am sure that soon travelers will be able to sail the sea again as before, also on this splendid ship that is taking shape in our shipyard”.
About MSC Seascape
The Seaside class ships are distinctive in their style and easily recognizable by their unique design connecting passengers to the sea with almost 140,000 square feet of outdoor space. MSC Seashore is scheduled to begin service in November 2022 as a 169,400 GT ship and will accommodate 5,877 passengers.
In keeping with the hallmarks of the Seaside class, MSC Seascape will offer guests a variety of venues and locations to connect with the sea including:
2,270 staterooms with 12 different types of cabins and suites with balconies including coveted aft suits
11 dining venues, 19 bars, and lounges with plenty of options for dining and drinking alfresco
Six swimming pools including a stunning aft infinity pool with incredible ocean views
The MSC Yacht Club will be the largest and most luxurious in MSC Cruises fleet, with almost 32,291 sq. ft. of space with sweeping ocean views from the foredecks of the ship
An expansive 1,772 ft. waterfront promenade close to the water
A spectacular glass-floored ‘Bridge of Sighs’ at deck 16 with a unique vantage point of the ocean
MSC Seascape is one of three vessels currently under construction as part of the Company’s continued long-term growth plans.