The MSC Seascape was floated out on November 18 in the shipyards of Fincantieri in Italy on the same day her twin, MSC Seashore, was christened at Ocean Cay Marine Reserve MSC Bahamas.
Traditionally, the owner and builder of a ship come together to witness the very first time the ship hits the water together. MSC's next flagship is one of three ships currently under construction, two of which will be delivered in 2022.
The MSC Seascape will be one of them. It will be the second ship in the Seaside EVO class to join the MSC fleet and the fourth ship in the resolutely innovative Seaside class .
“We have maintained our ambitious plan to build new ships, despite the pandemic. Today is a time of double celebration for MSC, as our next flagship, MSC Seascape, was launched at the same time that its sister ship,MSC Seashore, is officially christened on our own private island in the Bahamas, Ocean Cay. MSC Marine Reserve," said MSC Cruises Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago during the float ceremony.
About MSC Seascape
The MSC Seascape, with its gross tonnage of 169,400 GT, will accommodate 5,877 guests and offer 13,000 m2 of open air space.
“The MSC Seascape, like the MSC Seashore, has the latest environmental technologies and solutions to minimize its environmental footprint. This is another step forward in reaching our ambitious goal of zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050," said Pierfrancesco Vago.
MSC also points out that, like its sister ship, 70 per cent of the public spaces on board MSC Seascape have been completely redesigned, in line with the characteristics of the Seaside class, to improve the customer experience and offer a true osmosis with the sea. .
Some features of the MSC Seascape:
- 2,270 cabins and suites with balconies divided into 12 different categories, including the coveted suites aft of the ship
- 11 restaurants, 19 bars and lounges, and plenty of outdoor dining options
- 6 swimming pools, including a superb infinity pool at the back of the ship, offering an exceptional view of the sea
- The MSC Yacht Club will be the largest and most luxurious in the MSC Cruises fleet, with more than 3,000 m2 of space offering stunning sea views from the ship's foredecks
- A vast 540-meter-long promenade on the seafront, even closer to the water
- A spectacular glass “Bridge of Sighs" suspended from Bridge 16, offering an impressive view of the sea