MSC Cruises has unveiled the name for the first Seaside EVO class cruise ship as MSC Seashore. The cruise line also celebrated the first piece of steel being cut at the shipyard.
MSC Seashore is Announced!
MSC Cruises has revealed the name for the first Seaside EVO-class cruise ship as MSC Seashore. The announcement was made at the ceremony held at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy which is where she’s being constructed.
At the same event, the cruise line and shipyard celebrated the first piece of steel being cut for MSC Seashore. This marks the start of the physical construction of all the blocks which makes the ship complete.
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.”
Coming into service in Spring 2021, the 169,400 GT MSC Seashore will be the first in its kind, as an evolution of MSC Cruises’ Seaside Class of ships. The cruise line released some stats about the future MSC ship:
- Length/beam/height: 1,112 ft./135 ft./243 ft.
- Gross tonnage: 169,400 GT
- Guests: 5,632
- Crew: 1,648
- Guest staterooms: 2,270
- Maximum speed: 21.8 knots
- Delivery date: spring 2021
- 19th cruise ship to join MSC Cruises’ fleet since its inception in 2003
- First extended version of the Seaside Class
- Man hours required to construct the ship: over 10 million
- Number of Fincantieri employees involved at the yard – during construction: up to 4,000
- Sister ship: a second Seaside EVO sister ship is scheduled for autumn 2022
New cutting-edge features include an additional lounge at the aft of the ship; a further enhanced MSC Yacht Club covering three forward decks; specialty restaurants at the promenade level on deck 8 for dining al fresco close to the sea; more whirlpools across the ship; 200 additional staterooms; and even more generous public spaces.
Seaside EVO ships will also 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, as well as other technology and measures to further increase energy efficiency.
MSC Cruises’ Seaside EVO ships will have greater dimensions, even more generous public spaces, more staterooms, a larger MSC Yacht Club, and will be able to host a total of up to 5,632 guests (approx. 4,540 double occupancy).