MSC Cruises and Fincantieri representatives open the valves at MSC Seashore’s float out.
MSC Cruises' third ship in its Seaside class,MSC Seashore, was floated out today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
The 5,877-pax, 169,500 GT ship, which will be the company’s longest at 339 metres, has been moved to a wet dock until her delivery in JUL 2021 to allow for work on her interior.
“We are committed to our new builds program, which with each new class of ships, sees us innovating and setting new standards in the industry," said Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises.
"MSC Seashorewill 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 thus 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, which will become the new flagship of MSC Cruises, offers more cabins, more bars, lounges and restaurants, and the highest ratio of outdoor space per guest of any ship in the company’s fleet.
Here are some highlights:
Onboard features include the Bridge of Sighs, panoramic aft lifts and stylish glass catwalks
New enhancements include 10,000 square metres of additional deck space, a larger MSC Yacht Club - the all-inclusive ‘ship within a ship’ premium concept - and an enhanced guest flow with two central meeting points.
MSC Seashorewill offer a wider range of accommodation with more suites, including 28 more terraced suites and two suites with private whirlpools. The MSC Yacht Club will see two new cabin categories with 41 Deluxe Grand Suites and two Owner’s Suites with whirlpools.
Families can book "cluster cabins" that link two or three adjoining cabins and can accommodate between six and 10 people, and guests with a disability can choose from a total of 75 cabins.
The ship will have two brand new restaurants and five specialty restaurants will be newly located to allow for waterfront seating.
MSC Seashorewill have a new double-decker aft lounge, a bigger casino and 20 distinct specialty bars, cafes and lounges. The ship will feature a new aft pool design, an enlarged indoor pool and a new interactive waterpark.
In summer 2021, all three Seaside class ships will be deployed together in the Western Mediterranean.
"These ships have been designed for the warmer weather making them perfect for the summer season for guests who want to enjoy the sunshine and stunning ocean views in this popular cruise region," MSC said in a news release.
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