Madrid, November 17, 2022. MSC Cruises today officially took delivery of its new flagship, MSC Seascape, the largest Italian-built cruise ship built at the cutting edge of entertainment-focused technology. MSC Seascape will be the second ship in the Seaside EVO class and will have Caribbean destinations as itineraries.
The handover took place in the presence of Gianluigi Aponte, Ship Owner, Founder and CEO of MSC Group. Pierfrancesco Fago, CEO of MSC Cruises, also attended the ceremony. Pierroberto Folgiero, CEO of Fincantieri; In addition to other regional and local authorities, dignitaries, key travel partners and the media. During the ceremony, which paid homage to centuries-old maritime traditions, Cristiano Bazzara, Fincantieri Shipyards Director, presented Roberto Lotta, captain of the MSC Seascape, a carafe containing the water that first came into contact with the hull when the ship had been extinguished earlier. general.
Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises, said:MSC Seascape is the second ship to enter service this year, bringing our modern fleet to 21 vessels. We are proud to welcome her as this is the second seaside EVO vessel thus complementing the innovative Seaside class. Aiming to connect passengers with the sea, MSC Seascape offers a plethora of outdoor spaces to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Caribbean, and is the destination where it will spend its inaugural season. The ship’s distinctive design, with nearly 13,000 square meters of exterior space and a wide promenade, invites cruise passengers to enjoy their Caribbean vacation and unplug.“.
Following a star-studded opening ceremony that brought European flair and MSC Cruises’ essence to the Big Apple on Wednesday, December 7, MSC Seascape will sail to Miami for its inaugural season in the Caribbean. The ship, with its distinct design, long list of features, and large outdoor space, is particularly suited to the region’s hot and sunny climate.
MSC Seascape will be the second Seaside EVO-class ship to join the MSC Cruises fleet, and the fourth of the company’s highly innovative Seaside class, which has redefined passenger expectations for cruises in the Caribbean ever since. MSC Seaside was first introduced to Miami in 2017. MSC Seascape is a testament to the company’s dedication to offering cruise guests an enhanced experience with each new ship that joins the fleet. With enhanced entertainment offerings, the latest technology, and cutting-edge design, plus all the other features that make the Seaside class special, MSC Seascape promises a unique cruise for guests.
New horizons at sea
MSC Seascape will offer an immersive experience that will connect guests to the sea through its beautiful design and stunning outdoor spaces, which can be enjoyed for relaxation, dining and entertainment. Some highlights are:
– Modern in-flight entertainment options include the new ROBOTRON, an exciting attraction that offers the thrill of a roller coaster at sea, along with a personal DJ music experience.
– 98 hours of exclusive in-flight entertainment with interactive elements, with six new productions.
– 700 sqm dedicated to kids and evolving entertainment options, with newly designed spaces for ages 0-17.
– 2,270 deluxe rooms, with 12 different types of suites and deluxe balcony rooms (including aft suites for all Seashore class ships).
– 11 restaurants and 19 bars and lounges with multiple outdoor dining and beverage options.
– 6 bathrooms, including a stunning infinity pool to the rear with amazing sea views.
– The largest and most luxurious MSC Yacht Club in the MSC Cruises fleet, approximately 32,000 square feet with sea views from the bow.
The 1,772-foot wide walkway brings passengers closer to the ocean.
– Stunning Bridge of Sighs with a glass floor on Bridge 16 and a unique view of the sea.
In terms of itineraries, MSC Seascape will offer two different 7-night itineraries from Miami:
Eastern Caribbean: Calling in Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Nassau in the Bahamas, San Juan in Puerto Rico, and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.
Western Caribbean: Call in Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Cozumel in Mexico, George Town in the Cayman Islands and Ocho Rios in Jamaica.
The latest and most advanced environmental technology
The vessel will feature state-of-the-art environmental technology including selective catalytic reduction systems in each of the four Wartsila 14V 46F engines, to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 90%, and convert gas into harmless nitrogen and water. MSC Seascape’s hybrid exhaust gas cleaning system will remove 98% of the sulfur oxide from its emissions.
Equipped with best-in-class sewage treatment systems, with filtration standards higher than most facilities of this type, the vessel is also equipped with advanced waste management systems, sewage treatment systems, United States Coast Guard approved ballast, technical oil spill prevention systems. of machinery premises, many effective improvements in energy efficiency. In addition, heat recovery systems and LED lighting are able to save energy.
The ship will also have an underwater radiated noise management system to reduce and isolate potential impacts on marine mammals.