The float out of MSC Seashore took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy recently, marking a major milestone in ship building as it is the first time a new vessel touches water and sees the ship enter the next phase of construction.
MSC Seashore, which will be the company’s longest ship at 339 metres and the largest and most innovative ever built in Italy, has now been moved to a wet dock until her delivery in July 2021 to allow for work on her interior.
The ship will become the third of a total of four vessels in MSC Cruises’ innovative and ground-breaking Seaside class of ships, following MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview, which launched in 2017 and 2018 respectively, and the first of two enriched Seaside Evo ships with newly designed public spaces, more cabins and the highest ratio of outdoor space per guest of any ship in the company’s fleet. More than 65% of the ship has been enhanced to make MSC Seashore a significant further evolution of her sister ships.
Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman, MSC Cruises said: “We are committed to our new builds programme, which with each new class of ships, sees us innovating and setting new standards in the industry. MSC Seashore will in fact be the largest and most innovative cruise vessel ever built in Italy, featuring the latest and most advanced environmental technology currently available. She will also be one of two new ships for which we will receive delivery in 2021 thus underlying our belief in the long-term growth prospects of the sector – as also demonstrated by the return to service of our first ship earlier this week as well as the investments made in our new health and safety operating protocol which is already setting a new standard for the industry.”