It’s no secret that MSC has been on track for a while now to introduce a new class of ships in 2018, most likely the Seaside EVO. In the meantime, the line has been taking names for its new ships, as evidenced by the naming ceremony held last week on the MSC Seaside. The ship will be the fifth in the MSC Seaside fleet to be named after a seaside city, and the fourth to be named after an Italian city. The ship will sail under the Italian flag.
MSC Cruises, the largest cruise line in the world, has officially announced the titles of the first two of its new hybrid/electric ships. The first of the two new ships will be the MSC Seaside, which means “with sea in mind”. The Seaside will launch in November 2017, and it will offer guests an opportunity to experience the thrilling sea life and the breathtaking views of the Canary Islands. The Seaside will cruise for up to 13 days and will be able to accommodate up to 2,600 guests in 564 cabins, including suites. The second ship to be named by MSC Cruises is the MSC Seaside Eclipse, which means “to the sea side of the
MSC Cruises named the first of its Seaside EVO ships the “Empire”, which will be the largest cruise ship in the world when it sails in 2019. The $1.2 billion vessel, which is MSC’s first all-suite ship, will be based in Barcelona at the port of Palamos, Spain.. Read more about us cruises and let us know what you think.MSC Cruises has announced the name of its next ship in the Seaside EVO class: MSC Seascape.
The cruise line held its traditional keel laying ceremony today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
(Photo: Ivan Sarfatti/MSC Cruises)
Seascape will be the second ship of the Seaside EVO class after MSC Seashore. The first two ships of the Seaside class ? MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview.
The theme of the class’ name – Sea – is a tribute to the beauty of the ocean and the views guests can enjoy aboard the ships. They are specifically designed to bring passengers closer to the ocean with a variety of outdoor spaces and areas.
Monica Somma, Category Manager Retail at MSC Cruises, and Jolette Vincenzi, Production Supervisor at Fincantieri, were the godmothers at the handover ceremony of the nautical items. The couple placed two coins in the keel of the ship as a historical sign of blessing and good luck for the construction of the ship and its future life at sea.
(Photo: Ivan Sarfatti/MSC Cruises)
Speaking on the occasion, Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, said: The coins we are placing today to commemorate a milestone in the construction of one of our ships are an important symbol of our confidence in the cruise industry and in the future of travel and tourism.
When she joins our fleet, MSC Seascape will have a significant economic impact, not only on the shipbuilding industry and the whole supply chain, but also on all the ports and destinations she will call at, enhancing coastal tourism and supporting the vital economic recovery of local communities.
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Like her sister ship Seashore, MSC Seascape is an evolution of the Seaside class. The Seaside EVO ships have been upgraded and enriched with many new features, spaces and passenger experiences.
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The ship, which has a gross tonnage of 169,400 and nearly 140,000 square feet of space, will be launched in November 2023.
Here are some highlights around the ship:
- 2,270 cabins in 12 different categories, including the popular Behind Suites.
- 11 canteens and 19 bars and lounges
- Six swimming pools, including an infinity pool at the back
- The largest yacht club in the MSC fleet, with over 32,000 square metres of space.
- 1,772 feet from the water’s edge
- The glass Bridge of Sighs on deck 16 is an iconic feature of the Seaside class ships.
- RoboCoaster (details to follow)
MSC Seascape is one of three MSC ships currently under construction as part of the cruise line’s long-term growth plans.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the newest MSC cruise ship?
MSC Cruises has announced that it will be launching the seventh Seaside EVO™ class of its boutique cruise line. The new ship, which will share the Seaside name, is scheduled to launch in June 2019. Following the success of the MSC Seaside, a new ship was commissioned with the MSC Seaside EVO name. MSC Cruises has been steadily increasing their fleet size, and the newest EVO’s will be joining the original Seaside in a few weeks. The newest EVO will be the last MSC Seaside-class ship to be operated by the MSC Cruises fleet, with the 8th ship already in service.
Where is MSC seaside now?
We mentioned MSC Seaside last week, but we are now fully informed on the ship. The MSC Seaside will depart from Barcelona in the first quarter of 2017, but the ship will be unveiled in October 2016. In an industry that is in constant change, MSC Cruises is a leader with an innovative approach that is continually reshaping how guests experience the cruise industry. MSC Seaside is the newest member of MSC Cruises’ award-winning fleet, and it will open in May 2013.
Is MSC seashore a smart ship?
MSC Cruises, the Italian luxury cruise line, has announced that it plans to launch the first-ever all-electric ship in the world, the MSC Seaside EVO. The new vessel will be the world’s largest battery-powered ship with the capacity to carry 1,100 guests and be powered by an eight-pair lithium-ion batteries. The first EVO, which will be built at Fincantieri-owned Marseille-based shipyard STX France, will be delivered in 2023, and will initially operate on a seven-day Los Angeles-to-Miami route.
The new MSC Seaside EVO is a fast, luxurious cruise ship that will appeal to visitors looking for an upscale, luxury product. As an EVO, the Seaside has a number of technological advancements, including a redesigned interior. But the biggest change is its cruise-ship-first-and-only-ship-next-to-the-ship-it-is-built-for capability. For the first time in the history of MSC Cruises, MSC Seaside is equipped with a cruise ship-specific operating system that unlocks the full potential of the ship’s technology. The result is a product that offers cruise passengers a phenomenal level of technology, along with an enhanced cruise experience, allowing MSC Seaside to have