MSC Cruises Floats Out MSC Seascape

MSC Cruises celebrated the float out of its next flagship, MSC Seascape, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, a traditional event marking the moment when the ship touches water for the first time. 

MSC Seascape, which will be delivered in November 2022, is the second Seaside EVO class ship to enter the MSC Cruises’ fleet, and the fourth vessel in the line’s Seaside class. 

The GT 169,400 MSC Seascape will be able to accommodate up to 5,877 guests with approximately 140,000 square feet of outdoor space. 

In other news, MSC Seashore was officially been named at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas, the first naming ceremony for a cruise ship to be held at a private island anywhere in the world. The ship’s naming ceremony also marks the formal inauguration of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, which opened in late 2019 and closed temporarily due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. 

Along with sister ship MSC Seashore, MSC Seascape is said to feature some of the latest technologies to minimize its impact on the environment which will help MSC take another step toward realizing its ambition of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

MSC Seascape’s environmental technologies will include selective catalytic reduction systems on each of its four Wärtsilä 14V 46F engines to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 90 percent by converting the gas into harmless nitrogen and water, plus hybrid exhaust gas cleaning systems to remove 98 percent of sulphur oxide from ship emissions.

The vessel is fitted with wastewater treatment systems with purification standards that are higher than most wastewater treatment facilities on land, advanced waste management systems, ballast water treatment systems approved by the United States Coast Guard, the latest-technology systems for the prevention of oil discharges from machinery spaces and various effective energy-efficiency improvements—from heat recovery systems to LED lighting able to save energy. 
The ship will also feature an underwater radiated noise management system to reduce and isolate the potential effects on marine mammals.

MSC Seascape, as with her sister ship MSC Seashore, will include 2,270 cabins with 12 different types of cabins and suites with balconies, including aft suites; 11 dining venues, 19 bars and lounges with many options for ‘Al Fresco’ dining and drinking; and six swimming pools including an aft infinity pool with ocean views.

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