MSC Cruises takes delivery of its new flagship MSC Seashore

   July 26, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

The world's largest family-owned (and the world's 3rd largest by fleet) cruise company MSC took delivery of its newest ship (current flagship) MSC Seashore on Monday, July 26.

Seashore is the largest cruise ship constructed in Italy.

The sistership MSC Seascape (currently under construction at Fincantieri's Monfalcone Shipyard / near Trieste Italy) is scheduled to start operations in winter 2022.

The delivery ceremony was attended in person by Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises Executive Chairman, other members of Aponte and Vago families, Giampiero Massolo and Giuseppe Bono, Chairman & CEO of Fincantieri, as well as representatives from MSC Cruises' newbuilds team along with workers and executives from the shipyard.

During the ceremony, Fincantieri’s shipyard director Roberto Olivari presented to Master of MSC Seashore Giuseppe Galano an ampoule containing the water that first touched the hull when the vessel was floated out earlier in 2021.

MSC Seashore cruise ship

MSC Seashore is scheduled to commence her inaugural season in the Mediterranean with the popular "Six Pearls" itinerary visiting the Italian ports Genoa, Naples, Messina Sicily, as well as Valletta Malta, Barcelona Spain, Marseille France.

On October 31, the newbuild will depart Genoa for an 18-night Transatlantic voyage ( to North America/USA. From November 20, Seashore offers 7-night voyages from homeport Miami Florida visiting the Caribbean ports San Juan Puerto Rico, Charlotte Amalie St Thomas USVI, Puerto Plata Dominicana, and MSC Ocean Cay (private island, Bahamas).