VIDEO: First Steel Cut for New Seaside EVO Ship

By ,   November 26, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

MSC Cruises cut the first steel of line's new MSC Seashore today, November 26, kicking off the countdown until ship's launch in spring 2021.

The cruise company hosted an official ceremony at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone. MSC Cruises Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago and Fincantieri Chief Executive Officer Giuseppe Bono launched the cutting of the first ship.

MSC Seashore is the first of two Seaside EVO-class vessels currently on order at Fincantieri. The EVO design is an upgraded version of Seaside-Class. Both ships will be delivered in 2021 (Seashore) and 2023 (yet unnamed sistership)

MSC Seashore is part of the line’s 10-year development plan for a total of 17 additional newbuilds, with 4 new ships now under construction simultaneously. Seashore is the 7th ship to be built under the plan, and will become the 19th cruise ship MSC has built since its founding in 2003.

MSC Seaside EVO ships are due to feature greater dimensions, generous public spaces and more staterooms, a bigger MSC Yacht Club. They will be able to accommodate up to 5,632 passengers (approx 4,540 double occupancy).