The delivery of MSC Seaview, the newest cruise ship from MSC Cruises, has slipped a few days to June 4, the cruise line reports in a statement provided to Travel Agent. As a result, the ship’s inaugural ceremony in Genoa, Italy, will now take place on June 9, and a short cruise that had been planned from June 7 to 10 has been cancelled.
MSC Cruises said that the ship requires a few extra days of final fitting in order to fully ready it for service. The MSC Seaview’s first full cruise will now depart June 10 from Genoa.
The MSC Seaview will be the 15th ship in MSC Cruises’ fleet, and the third next-generation cruise ship for the line to come into service as part of a 10-year investment plan that runs through 2026. The new ship, which will have a maximum capacity of 5,179 guests, is the second ship in the Seaside generation, following the MSC Seaside, which launched in December. Other notable amenities of the two Seaside ships include a design meant to be reminiscent of a Miami condo; six specialty restaurants, including a new dining experience from pan-Asian chef Roy Yamaguchi; a spa; family-friendly facilities; the private “ship within a ship” MSC Yacht Club; and expansive outdoor spaces.
After its inaugural cruise from Genoa, the MSC Seaview will sail the western Mediterranean during the summer, before continuing its deployment to Brazil in November.