MSC Cruises has announced the name of its next new Seaside EVO ship: the MSC Seashore. The cruise line made the announcement at the steel-cutting ceremony for the new ship at shipbuilder Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, with MSC Cruises Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago and Fincantieri Chief Executive Officer Giuseppe Bono in attendance.
Coming into service in spring 2021, the MSC Seashore will be the first of its kind, as an evolution of MSC Cruises’ Seaside Class of ships. New features include an additional lounge at the aft of the ship; a further enhanced MSC Yacht Club covering three forward decks; specialty restaurants at the promenade level on deck 8 for dining al fresco close to the sea; more whirlpools across the ship; 200 additional staterooms; and more generous public spaces. Seaside EVO ships will also be equipped with the latest environmental technology, including a selective catalytic reduction system; exhaust gas cleaning technology; waste management and recycling systems; advanced water treatment systems; and an advanced energy and heat recovery system, as well as other technology and measures to further increase energy efficiency.
The event marked another milestone in MSC Cruises’ 10-year development plan for 17 additional new ships, with four new ships currently under construction at the same time. MSC Seashore is the seventh ship to be built under this plan and will become the 19th ship MSC Cruises has built since its inception in 2003.
The cruise line said that the MSC Seashore is inspired by MSC Cruises’ vision for cruising in warm climates in a unique setting. The ship will follow the design of the Seaside Class, with a wrap-around promenade on Deck 8, offering guests a myriad of choices for outside dining and relaxing. The ship’s name, much like for predecessors MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview, reflects the cruise line’s aim of bringing guests closer to the sea and helping them enjoy the outdoors.
MSC Cruises’ Seaside EVO ships will have greater dimensions, more generous public spaces, more staterooms, a larger MSC Yacht Club, and will be able to host a total of up to 5,632 guests (approx. 4,540 double occupancy).
MSC Seashore will be joined 18 months later by a second Seaside EVO ship in autumn 2022.