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2018 Nov 27

Latest MSC Cruises’ mega ship named MSC Seashore

MSC Seashore is to be the name of the first of two giant MSC Cruises Seaside EVO cruise ships.

The 5,632-passenger vessel is due to enter service in spring 2021 as an enhancement to the European line’s Seaside class.

The name was unveiled at the ship’s steel cutting ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.

The 169,400-ton MSC Seashore will feature an enhanced MSC Yacht Club covering three forward decks; specialty restaurants for al fresco dining while being close to the sea, a larger number of whirlpools, 200 additional cabins and more generous public spaces.

The Seaside EVO ships will be equipped with the latest advanced environmental technology, including a selective catalytic reduction system; exhaust gas cleaning technology; state-of-the-art waste management and recycling systems; advanced water treatment systems; and an advanced energy and heat recovery system.

MSC Seashore will be joined 18 months later by a second Seaside EVO ship in autumn 2022.

The latest vessel is part of a ten-year development plan for 17 additional new mega ships, with four new vessels currently under construction at the same time.

MSC Seashore is the seventh ship to be built under the plan and will become the 19th ship MSC Cruises has built since its inception in 2003.

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.”

Fincantieri CEO Giuseppe Bono added: “MSC Seashore is designed to impress: first of all due to her size, she will be by far the largest ship ever built in Italy, allowing us to further increase our management standards, but even for her top-class technological level.

“She is a prototype that we developed based on a one-of-a-kind and hugely successful platform as Seaside is demonstrating to be.”

Source: www.travelweekly.co.uk; Phil Davies

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