The second Seaside class ship which is currently under construction has hit a major milestone and is one step closer to completion.
MSC Seaview celebrated its keel laying at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy today. As a tradition, two coins were laid under the ships new keel block which is the first block of many that will make up the MSC Seaview. the coin ceremony was attended by the cruise line and shipyard executives.
Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman commented:
“MSC Seaview is one of the four MSC Cruises’ ships currently under construction, as part of an industry-unprecedented ten-year, €9 billion investment plan that underpins the next phase of our global growth as the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line. She will also be a reflection of our unique and ongoing commitment to each time bringing to market the most innovatively conceived cruise ships, as the Seaside generation of MSC Cruises ships – of which MSC Seaview is part – introduces yet another game-changing prototype.”
MSC Seaview will be the sister ship to MSC Seaside with an identical design and is just one out of four ships currently under construction for the cruise line. MSC Seaview will enter service in June 2018 and spend its inaugural summer season sailing the Western Mediterranean. In November 2018 the vessel will be based out of Brazil.
Mr Onorato, MSC Cruises Chief Executive Officer added:
“MSC Seaview will bring guests and the sea closer to each other, with a pioneering beach condo concept and other unique design and product elements that allow to make the most of the warmer weather. With one of the highest ratios of outdoor spaces at sea, guests will also enjoy an increased number of balcony cabins, sea views and outdoor public areas, with every element carefully planned to allow to make the most of the sea and the sunshine. Every element of the ship is designed to enable guests to enjoy the outdoors in every aspect of their life on board, from cabins and suites with outdoor spaces, eating and drinking al fresco through to outdoor fitness facilities and luxury cabanas for spa treatments in the fresh air.”
MSC Seaview will be a total of 154,000 tons once complete and carry up to 5,179 guests.