MSC Cruises has announced the line-up for the official launch and naming ceremony of MSC Seaside, which will be held on December 21 in PortMiami. As part of the traditional naming ceremony that is held for every new ship, MSC will welcome special guests and entertainment, Miami authorities, global media, and key partners from across the travel industry.
Headlining entertainment for the event will be international superstar, Ricky Martin, who will perform some of his most popular hits. Renowned for bringing Latin music to the forefront of popular music, Ricky Martin is a worldwide star who has recorded in many languages.
Also taking to the stage will be world-famous tenor, Andrea Bocelli, whose classical career has taken him all over the world – including performances for four U.S. presidents, three Popes, the British Royal Family, and several Prime Ministers.
Making a guest appearance at the event will be Miami football legend and Hall of Fame quarterback, Dan Marino, who played for the Miami Dolphins for 17 years. MSC Cruises signed a partnership with the Miami Dolphins in October of this year, becoming the official cruise line for the team. Fans and guests will have the chance to experience the Miami Dolphins at sea and meet team alumni on a themed cruise aboard MSC Seaside in 2018.
In charge of it all will be actor and popular American TV host, Mario Lopez, who will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Lopez will welcome guests to the festivities on MSC’s “Blue Carpet,” where celebrities will give interviews, take photographs, and meet the crowds. Lopez will then take to the stage to host the evening’s entertainment.
Also at the ceremony, the ship’s Godmother, Sophia Loren, will christen the ship with a ribbon-cutting and officially name the vessel.
Inspired by the architecture and lifestyle of Miami, the new MSC Seaside will offer a lineup of entertainment, a range of international dining concepts, a spa, facilities for families, a private yacht club (MSC Yacht Club), and expansive outdoor spaces.