MSC Cruises revealed that the flagship (and the fleet's newest ship) MSC Seashore would be officially named at Ocean Cay (MSC's private island in The Bahamas) on November 18, making it the first naming ceremony for a liner to be held at a privately-owned island.
The special event will be attended by VIP guests only (mainly top-rank executives, media and travel agents) as well as key MSC stakeholders.
Departing from PortMiami Florida on November 17, invitees will get a first look at the newbuild – the newest and most innovative cruise ship to be homeported in Miami in 2021. The exclusive voyage will be followed by the boat's Maiden Voyage (7-night roundtrip) departing November 20.
As with every new MSC cruise liner, Hollywood royalty Sophia Loren is expected to perform the major role of Godmother as she names her 16th MSC ship. The festivities will take place both onboard and on the island as the vessel will remain docked throughout the night, with live entertainment, gala dinner, and more.
The naming of MSC Seashore is going to see the formal inauguration of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. The island opened in late 2019 and closed thereafter due to the COVID crisis. Ocean Cay has since gone through further work and improvements and this is a chance for MSC to showcase the island to the invitees on the occasion.