First MSC Seaside Evo Class Ship Reaches Construction Milestone

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MSC Seashore which is a new mega-ship that will be based out of Miami, Florida has reached a major construction milestone in Italy.

MSC Seashore Floats Out for the First Time

MSC Cruises has celebrated a major construction milestone for MSC Seashore, a new mega-ship that will be based out of Miami, Florida from November 2021. The vessel floated out on to the water for the very first time at the Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard in Italy.

This now means the cruise ship will enter the next phase which is fitting out all the interior spaces. MSC Seahorse will remain in wet dock until delivery to the cruise line in July 2021.

Giuseppe Bono, CEO, Fincantieri, commented:

The float out has always been one of the most satisfying moments for those involved in the construction of a ship. It is also the occasion to further strengthen everyone’s commitment, because when the ship touches the sea, a lot of work has already been done, but much more still lies ahead.

This applies even more to “MSC Seashore,” which will become the new flagship of MSC Cruises: a record-breaking ship, that focuses on innovation, technology and design, and emphasizing the Fincantieri leadership.” Bono concluded, “The uncertain situation that we are experiencing worldwide adds even more important value to this day, which bodes well not only for MSC Cruises and for our company, but for the entire cruise industry.

The ship will be one of the most advanced in the fleet by using technologies to minizine her environmental footprint. She will be the first of the Seaside Evo class ships and once completed will be 169,500 gross tons along with a guest capacity of 4,540 at double occupancy.

New enhancements compared to the original Seaside-class ships include an additional 52 ft. of extended length of the ship, 107,639 sq. ft. of additional deck space for an even greater and more spacious onboard experience, a larger MSC Yacht Club — the all-inclusive ‘ship within a ship’ premium concept — and an enhanced guest flow, with two central meeting points positioned at the middle and forward part of the ship.

MSC Seashore will offer a wider range of accommodation with more suites including 28 additional terraced suites, two suites with private whirlpools and, in the MSC Yacht Club, two new stateroom categories offering 41 Deluxe Grand Suites and two Owner’s Suites with whirlpools.

MSC Seashore Float Out
Photo Courtesy: MSC Cruises

Families will be able to benefit from modular connected staterooms that can connect to accommodate between six and 10 people, plus bigger and more spacious staterooms for guests needing greater accessibility, with 75 in total available.

Two brand new restaurants will be introduced and five specialty restaurants will be newly located to allow for waterfront seating on the ship’s stunning boardwalk to give guests a greater sea view as they dine al fresco.

MSC Seashore will also have a new double-decker aft lounge, a larger 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, which will provide thrills and spills for guests of all ages. Clubs for young children and teenagers have been separated from a larger kids’ zone.

Also Read: 9 Things to Do on the MSC Divina Cruise Ship

MSC Seashore will spend her ingural season sailing the western Meditteranean along with other Seaside-class ships in summer 2021. She’ll offer cruises out of Genoa and include calls in Pompeii, Naples, and Messina; Valletta, Malta; Barcelona, Spain; and Marseille, France.

The new ship will begin cruises out of Port of Miami in Florida in November 2021. She’ll be offering 7-night Caribbean itineraries including stops at MSC Cruises; the private island of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

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