MSC Cruises unveils name for new seaside-class ship, MSC Seascape and pays homage to the beauty of the ocean. A traditional coin ceremony was held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, like it is for every new cruise line and the keel was laid.
Category manager Monica Somma and and Jolette Vincenzi, production supervisor from Fincantieri, performed the traditional maritime ritual as godmothers. Two coins were placed by them within the ship’s keel as what is considered as a historical sign of blessing and good fortune for the construction of a ship and the beginning of her journey over the seas.
Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman, MSC Cruises, said: “The coins we lay today to mark a key construction milestone of one of our ships are an important symbol of our confidence in the cruise industry and the future of travel and tourism, and as a family-owned business, we can plan for the long term and make these commitments despite the challenging context we all face in the short term.” “When she joins our fleet, MSC Seascape will generate meaningful economic impact not only for the shipbuilding industry and its entire supply chain but for all the ports and destinations that she reaches, strengthening coastal tourism and supporting the vital economic recovery of local communities.”
MSC Cruises unveils name for new seaside-class ship, MSC Seascape which will be the further evolution of the seaside class, just like her sister- MSC Seashore.
Vago added: “Furthermore, MSC Seascape represents our continued investment in this yard and region as well as our drive to advance with our long-term vision to achieve net zero-impact cruise operations.“With every new vessel that we build, we are equipping MSC Seascape with some of the latest environmental technologies and solutions, including cutting edge emissions reduction and wastewater treatment systems.”
The cruise line announced earlier this month that they would resume their cruises, after almost a 15 month break due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.