The pandemic does not stop the Italian shipbuilding industry or the growth of the MSC Cruises fleet. The company today celebrated the launch of the future flagship MSC Seascape at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone. The ship will be delivered in November 2022 and will be the second in the Seaside EVO class to join the MSC Cruises fleet, as well as the fourth in the innovative Seaside class. It will have a tonnage of 169,400 tons and will be able to accommodate up to 5,877 guests with 13,000 square meters of outdoor space.
Thus Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises: “Today is a double celebration for MSC, as the next flagship MSC Seascape is launched while the sister ship MSC Seashore is officially baptized on our private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Msc Seascape, together with Msc Seashore, presents some of the latest technologies and environmental solutions to minimize environmental impact, which will help us take a further step towards our goal of zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 ” .
Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri: “Such an imposing ship makes it even more suggestive to reflect on the immense work behind its construction. We began work on MSC Seascape almost concurrently with the onset of the health emergency and today, together with an established operator like Ms, we celebrate its launch in line with pre-pandemic plans. The great determination made to respect production commitments and preserve the entire order portfolio has become the distinctive feature of our Group, an authentic cornerstone of the corporate culture, and there could be no better premise for looking to the future with renewed confidence “.