MSC Cruises' newest flagship MSC Seascape arrives in NYC New York ahead of naming ceremony

   December 6, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

The world's currently newest cruise ship arrived on Monday morning, December 5, in NYC. MSC Seascape (MSC's US flagship) sailed past the Statue of Liberty and up the Hudson River to dock at Manhattan Cruise Terminal's Pier 88 (NYC, New York USA).

Seascape is among the largest ships ever to dock in Manhattan, with volume 170400 GT tons, 19 decks, 2270 staterooms, and max passenger capacity 5877 (plus 1650 crew).

Seascape's arrival in New York City marked the end of a 17-day Transatlantic voyage ( from Europe (Civitavecchia-Rome).

The vessel's naming ceremony is due to take place on Wednesday evening, December 7, to be led by MSC's celebrated Godmother Sophia Loren. The christening ceremony is expected to conclude with the customary breaking of a bottle of champagne against the ship's hull.

MSC Cruises (subsidiary of MSC Group/world's largest container shipping company) chose NYC to celebrate the growing commitment of the brand to the USA market and the upcoming launch of service from the Brooklyn terminal, which will result in local job creation with MSC Meraviglia operating year-round itineraries to Bermuda, the Caribbean/Bahamas/Florida, Canada, and New England.

MSC Seascape cruise ship

MSC Seascape is due to depart NYC on Thursday, December 8, en route to PortMiami Florida, from where she will offer two different 7-night roundtrip itineraries for the inaugural Caribbean season:

Eastern Caribbean: visiting Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve and Nassau (Bahamas), San Juan (Puerto Rico), and Puerto Plata (Dominicana).

Western Caribbean: visiting Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Cozumel (Mexico), George Town (Cayman Islands), and Ocho Rios (Jamaica).