The name of MSC Cruises newest cruise ship, MSC Seascape, has been revealed. The new ship is set to debut in 2018, having been under construction at the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Germany for the last 18 months.
The Miami Ship Canal’s transformative project is nearly complete. A couple of months ago, it was announced that the name of the ship canal would be “The Everglades Miracle” and that it would open to ship traffic in late 2018. That date came and went, and the name was not even a thought. Now, the canal’s name has been revealed as “the project is 75 percent complete”.
The MSC Seascape has reached a major milestone in its construction process in Italy. The ship’s hull has been built and is awaiting the installation of the engines in preparation for sea trials. The MSC Seascape will be the largest cruise ship ever built and will carry 2,000 passengers on the Mediterranean.
MSC Cruises announced the name of its second cruise ship in the Seaside EVO class, MSC Seascape, during a handover ceremony at the shipyard, marking an important milestone in construction. The ship will be the sister ship to the MSC Seashore, which will arrive in the United States in November.
MSC Seascape Construction
It was a busy day at the MSC Cruises shipyard. The company celebrated a major construction milestone and announced the name of its second Seaside EVO class cruise ship: MSC Seascape.
The handover ceremony marked the laying of the keel of the future ship at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. Two coins were placed in the keel of the ship as a historical sign of blessing and good luck for the construction of the ship and its future life at sea.
Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises, said:
The coins we are placing today to commemorate a milestone in the construction of one of our ships are an important symbol of our confidence in the cruise industry and in the future of travel and tourism. As a family business, we are able to plan for the long term and make these commitments despite the difficult circumstances we all face in the short term. When she joins our fleet, MSC Seascape will have a significant economic impact, not only on the shipbuilding industry and the whole supply chain, but also on all the ports and destinations she will call at, enhancing coastal tourism and supporting the vital economic recovery of local communities.
The ship is an evolution of the current Seaside class ships – MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview. On MSC Seascape, design and space are further enhanced with new features. The 13,000 square foot (≈139,930 square foot) ship, with a gross tonnage of 169,400, will accommodate 5,877 guests. The ship will enter service in November 2022.
Facts about the ship :
- 2,270 staterooms with 12 different types of cabins and suites with balconies, including the coveted aft cabins.
- 11 restaurants, 19 bars and lounges with plenty of outdoor eating and drinking opportunities.
- Six pools, including a beautiful infinity pool at the back with incredible ocean views.
- The MSC Yacht Club will be the largest and most luxurious in the MSC Cruises fleet, offering almost 3,000 square metres of space and spectacular sea views from the foredeck.
- A large 1,772 foot water area in close proximity to the water’s edge
- Impressive glass-floored hangar deck on deck 16 with unique sea views.
MSC Seascape will offer guests a RoboCoaster experience. This new feature has yet to be revealed or detailed, but there are hints that the ship will have roller coasters on board, following in the footsteps of Carnival’s Mardi Gras, which had the first roller coaster at sea. There are also some familiar sights, such as the exclusive MSC Yacht Club and the beautiful glass-roofed deck.
MSC Cruises is not only a leader in return cruises to different parts of the world, but it is also growing faster than any other cruise line. Three ships are currently under construction and a total of 11 ships are on order, including the MSC Seascape.