MSC Cruises takes delivery of new flagship MSC Seaview

MSC Seaview during her sea trials

MSC Seaview becomes MSC Cruises flagship

The biggest ship to be ever built in Italy was officially handed over today to MSC Cruises.

The handover was conducted at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy where her sister ship, MSC Seaside was also built. This marks the third ship to join the MSC Cruises fleet in a 10.5 Billion Euro investment plan that MSC Cruises is undertaking, with MSC Seaside and MSC Meraviglia already delivered to the fleet.

MSC Seaview during her sea trials
MSC Seaview during her recent sea trials

At 153,516 GRT and carrying 5,331 passengers with 1,413 crew MSC Seaview is now one of the biggest cruise ships in the world, with over 119 more passengers than her older sister MSC Seaside.

The ship offers over ten unique dining venues with two buffets and twenty bars and lounges. She also has six speciality restaurants and a 128-seat private dining venue for MSC Yacht Club guests.

She is now sailing for three days en route to Genoa, Italy which will be her Summer homeport for 2018. She will then undertake the traditional ship-naming ceremony by long-standing MSC Cruises Godmother Sophia Loren on the 9th June and then finally set sail on her inaugural voyage on the 10th June.

MSC Seaview will spend the Summer of 2018 sailing Mediterranean voyages from her homeport of Genoa, Italy calling at ports such as Naples and Messina in Italy and Barcelona, Spain before conducting a Grand Voyage at the end of 2018 to spend the Winter 2018/2019 season sailing from South America.

MSC Seaview during her sea trials
MSC Seaview during her sea trials

Her sister MSC Seaside was launched in November 2017 and currently sails from her homeport in Miami.

We’ll have more coverage of her after her naming ceremony and give you a look inside her!

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