MSC Seaside the ship that follows the sun

first_imgMSC Seaside, the ship that follows the sunMSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line and market leader in the Mediterranean, along with industry-leading shipyard Fincantieri, today cut the first steel for its new generation of ships: MSC Seaside.In a ceremony held at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman, Pierfrancesco Vago, and Chief Executive Officer, Gianni Onorato, along with Fincantieri’s Chief Executive Officer, Giuseppe Bono, launched the cutting of the first steel of MSC Seaside.“Today, we have witnessed the beginning of the work on an extraordinary new ship: MSC Seaside. It is a ship that revolutionises industry standards with an audacious and innovative design that brings guests and the sea closer. It is also testament to MSC Cruises’ constant focus on innovation as it is the fifth prototype ship we have designed,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman.“Moreover, MSC Seaside represents a key pillar in a €5.1 billion euro, seven-ship investment plan that will double our capacity by 2022. It also steps up our investment in the industry and marks our return to partnership with Fincantieri, which is something that makes me particularly proud. In fact, the building of the new Seaside ships as well as our other current project with Fincantieri – the €200 million Renaissance Programme – is just one example of how a global organisation like MSC plays a key role in the cruise industry”.Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, said: “This ceremony is unique for our Group and the Monfalcone shipyard. MSC Seaside will be the biggest ship ever built in our shipyards. In MSC Seaside, we have developed a brand new and highly ambitious project that we look forward to building. In two years’ time we will celebrate, with MSC Cruises, a magnificent ship of which we will all be deeply proud.”MSC Seaside will be based year-round in Miami to sail a wide range of Caribbean itineraries. In addition, MSC Cruises’ Miami-based cruise operations will benefit from a newly renovated and expanded dedicated berth and terminal at PortMiami, signifying the Company’s strong ambitions in the North American market and to providing guests with a best-in-class quality of services. Book MSC Cruises Source = MSC Cruiseslast_img read more