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Cruise Line to Become First in the World to Install Innovative Air System

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Cruise Hive Weekly News: December 5, 2020

This week was jam-packed with cruise news and the majority of it was not so good. Major cruise lines have suspended operations even further.

Holland America Shares Latest Construction Photos of Rotterdam

Holland America Line has shared new photos of the third Pinnacle-class cruise ship named Rotterdam under construction.

35-Day Caribbean Cruise Cancelled Due to Travel Restrictions

TUI has been forced to cancel its 35-day Caribbean and Transatlantic voyage onboard Mein Schiff 1 due to decisions from the local government.

New Restrictions Force MSC Cruises to Put Operations on Hold in the Mediterranean

MSC Cruises has temporarily shut down operations in the Mediterranean impacting two cruise ships. This comes after new measures were introduced by the Italian government.

MSC Cruises will become the first cruise line in the world to install a new innovative air conditioning system called “Safe Air.”

New MSC Cruise Ship Safe Air System

MSC Cruises is already leading the way on resuming cruises safely and has now announced it will be the first cruise line in the world to install a new innovative air sanitation system. The advanced technology called “Safe Air” will improve the quality and cleanliness of the onboard air for its guests and crew.

MSC Seashore will be the first vessel in the fleet to feature the new system. This makes sense as the cruise ship has not yet entered service and is currently under construction at the Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard in Italy. MSC Seashore is scheduled to be delivered in July 2021. She will be the first Seaside Evo class vessel which is an evolution to the current Seaside class.

Related: MSC Details New Health Measures, Cruises to Restart in the Mediterranean

The ‘Safe Air’ next-generation sanitation system is based on the technology of UV-C lamps which are type C ultraviolet rays applied in combination with the ship’s air conditioning system, whereby air flow is radiated at source with a short wavelength light that hits organic particles and prevents the circulation of air pollutants such as viruses, bacteria and mold.

The ‘Safe Air’ sanitation system was developed by Fincantieri’s designers and technicians and the virology laboratory of the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, a leading global research institute headquartered in Trieste, Italy.

MSC Cruises kick-started operations once again with MSC Grandiosa on August 16 with 7-night sailings in the Western Mediterranean. The cruise line has released that 16,000 guests have so far enjoyed cruising across nine voyages the vessel has completed. MSC Magnifica also resumed sailings this week with 10-night cruises in the Eastern and Western Meditteranean.

Also Read: Second MSC Cruise Ship Restarts Operations

The cruise line already has health protocols in place which includes the use of certain technologies. The measures have been put together after suggestions from MSC’s Blue-Ribbon COVID-19 Expert Group.

Health measures include elevated sanitation and cleaning, protected ‘bubble’ shore excursions, facemasks and maintaining social distancing, enhanced onboard medical facilities, daily health monitoring and a robust contingency plan.

Once completed MSC Seashore will be 169,500 gross tons with a guest capacity of 4,540 at double occupancy. She will be based out of Miami, Florida until November 2021. In August 2020 the ship floated out of the dry dock for the first time, read more here.

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