MSC Cruises has revealed the name of its brand new cruise ship, the first of the luxury cruise line’s new Seaside EVO class of ships.
The new ship will be called MSC Seashore, and is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy ahead of her maiden voyage, set to take place in spring 2021.
She will boast a gross tonnage of 169,400 and measure 339m in length, with an ability to host up to 5,632 passengers alongside a crew of 1,648.
As part of the new Seaside EVO class, MSC Seashore will offer passengers some pretty cool features including an additional lounge at the aft part, an enhanced MSC Yacht Club covering three forward desks, speciality restaurants with al fresco dining on the promenade, and more whirlpools across the ship compared to previous offerings.
The Seaside EVO class ships will also offer more environmentally-focused features such as a selective catalytic reduction system, exhaust gas cleaning technology, state-of-the-art waste management and recycling systems, advanced water treatment systems, an advanced energy and heat recovery system, as well as other technology and measures to further increase energy efficiency.
Her name was revealed during a ceremony celebrating the cutting of the first steel of the ship, marking the first of many exciting milestones for the new addition to the MSC fleet.
The name is inspired by the classic cruising experience – the idea that guests are being brought closest to the sea whilst also enjoying a holiday at sea.
MSC Seashore will be the first of two ships on order for the brand. Her sister ship, whose name has yet to be revealed, is expected to set sail 18 months later in autumn 2022.
MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago said: "With the Seaside Class, we introduced to the market one of the more innovative cruise ship prototypes all-around – our fifth out of six to-date – thus setting a new industry standard for others to follow.
"Today, only one year after MSC Seaside entered into service, we are taking this award-winning concept to the next level by starting the construction of a further evolved and even richer ship.
"MSC Seashore is an example of our commitment to bringing the most innovative and technologically-advanced tonnage to the sea, and will be bestowed with the latest and best maritime and environmental technology available.”
MSC Seashore is the seventh ship to be built under MSC Cruises’ 10-year development plan which will see the construction of a total of 17 mega ships. (She will be the 19th ship in total since MSC’s inception in 2003).
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