MSC Seashore has received the largest Italy-built cruise ship ever from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. While in Monfalcone, Fincantieri is constructing MSC Seashore’s sister ship MSC Seascape and will be delivered by winter of 2022.
The Construction of the MSC Seashore was such a huge project that it influenced the economy of Italy by 5 billion euros and gave employment to nearly 4300 workers in a span of 2 years.
MSC Seashore’s volumetric dimensions include a length of 339m, a height of 41m and a breadth of 76m with a maximum capacity of 5877 for an international short voyage. The ship can sail at a maximum speed of 22.4knots. This is the 19th cruise ship to join MSC Cruises fleet.
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The ship has a massive 13,000 sqm outdoor space which consists of facilities such as outdoor bars, dining restaurants, pool, deck area for sunbathing and relaxing.MSC Seashore will start sailing in the Mediterranean sea with 6 pearls itinerary comprising the Italian ports of Genoa, Naples, for visits also to Pompeii, and Messina in Sicily; Valletta, Malta; Barcelona, Spain, and Marseille, France.
On October 31, the ship will depart Genoa for an 18-night cruise as the ship repositions to North America. From November 20, the ship will then offer 7-night cruises in the Caribbean calling San Juan in Puerto Rico, Charlotte Amalie in St Thomas, Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, and then Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas – MSC Cruises’ new private island.
MSC Seashore has the latest generation of environmental technology and equipment to reduce pollution such as selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR), achieving a 98% reduction of sulfur oxide (SOx) and hybrid exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) emissions and reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 90%.
MSC Seashore has received two additional class notations from the classification society RINA. The first is the Sustainable Ship notation as the vessel features some of the most advanced environmental technologies currently available. This is a goal-based notation assignable to ships that demonstrate they meet sustainability-related requirements, reflecting the strategic sustainability goals adopted by the UN.
The second is the Biosafe Ship notation for infection risk mitigation, achieved also by MSC Grandiosa, which is a goal-based and voluntary notation that certifies that the ship is equipped with systems, components and has a layout and operational procedures that reduce infection risk.