MSC Cruises Christens Third Ship in Twelve Months

(Photo by MSC Cruises)

As part of its $12.4 billion investment plan, MSC Cruises launched its third new ship in the past year, the MSC Seaview. This plan is set to expand the company’s fleet from its current 15 ships to 24 by 2026.

The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and gala dinner Saturday to celebrate the occasion. The MSC Seaview left port the next day from Genoa, Italy, to start off a tour of the Mediterranean followed by a trip to Brazil.

The MSC Seaview, the company’s 15th ship, is designed around its outside decks. It has the highest ratio of outdoor space of any of MSC Cruises’ ships. It was built with a “beach condo” aft architecture and the widest waterfront boardwalk of any ship at sea today.

Long balconies extend from staterooms and suites, providing many opportunities to take in the sun, as well as observe the sea from beneath covered areas. The MSC Seaview also offers outdoor fitness and luxury spa cabanas.

For dining, the new ship sails with two restaurants from elite chefs. Ramon Freixa, a Spanish two Michelin-starred chef, opened his first restaurant at sea, Ocean Cay by Ramon Freixa. Roy Yamaguchi, a Pan-Asian chef, opened his second restaurant aboard a MSC Cruises ship.

The ship will make its way through the Mediterranean, stopping in Marseille, Barcelona, Naples, Messina in Sicily and Valetta in Malta. After its first season at sea, the MSC Seaview will make its way to South America, stopping in numerous destinations, including in Brazil.

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