MSC Cruises has commissioned its latest cruise ship, MSC Seascape, following an official naming ceremony at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York, the cruise line’s new home port from April 2023. The vessel is the 21st ship in MSC Cruises’ fleet and has been welcomed less than a month after MSC World Europa was launched in November.
MSC Seascape incorporates a range of sustainable features, MSC Cruises said in a statement. They include advanced water treatment systems to clean waste water, and selective catalytic reduction plant to reduce NOx emissions by up to 90%.
The 2,270-cabin ship has twelve different types of cabins and suites, eleven eating venues, and 19 bars and lounges. Passengers can choose from any of six swimming pools or take a view of the ocean from the Bridge of Sighs on deck 16.
Following the naming in New York, the MSC Seascape was due to sail to its home port of Miami where the vessel will start its inaugural season with cruises around the Caribbean and Bahamas.
The ship’s godmother is international film icon, Sophia Loren, who blessed the ship virtually. Alexa Aponte-Vago, daughter of MSC Group’s founder and executive chairman Gianluigi Aponte, carried out the traditional cutting of the ribbon to name the ship officially.