The first cruise ship which is an evolution of the MSC Cruises Seaside class has reached a major construction milestone.
MSC Seashore Construction Milestone
MSC Cruises has celebrated a major construction milestone for MSC Seashore, the first Seaside Evo class cruise ship. She will be an evolution to the current Seaside class ships and she is now well on her way in the construction process.
The coin ceremony took place today for the cruise ship at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. This milestone marks the keel being laid, an essential block which is the first of many that will come together to make the ship as one.
Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman, said:
“Today’s ceremony marks another key milestone in the construction of one of our most innovative all-around ships yet. Most importantly, MSC Seashore – which will feature the latest and most advanced environmental technology currently available – represents another proof of our long-standing commitment to preserve the environment in our ongoing journey to minimise and continuously reduce the impact of our operations.”
During the event in Italy, MSC Cruises revealed further details about MSC Seashore. The ship will be the longest in the fleet at 339 meters and feature new green tech, extended public spaces, more cabins and the highest ratio of outdoor space per guest of any other ship in the fleet.
Nitrogen oxide from the ship’s engines will be reduced by 90 per thanks to a new state-of-the-art Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system and a next-generation Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) system.
MSC Seashore will be 16 meters longer than the slightly smaller MSC Seaside and Seaview. The ship will also have 200 additional cabins, a larger MSC Yacht Club, 10,000 square meters of additional deck space, an additional double-deck aft lounge, 28 more terraced suites and a lot more. Inside will be designed to offer better spaces and passenger flow.
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The ship will enter service in June 2021 and will become the first Seaside Evo class. She will be 169,500 gross tons with a maximum guest capacity of 5,877 along with 1,648 crew members. The ship will spend her inaugural season sailing the western Mediterranean.
Rendering: MSC Cruises