MSC Cruises has reached a major milestone as it completed the first stage of its new shipyard plans. The company is set to complete construction on all four of their newest ships by 2022 and will be able to embark upon three round-the-world voyages with each vessel coming online at different times in 2020.
The MSC Seascape is the first cruise ship to be powered by biofuel. The vessel, which departed on its maiden voyage Wednesday from Genoa in Italy, will travel through Europe and North Africa before calling at ports in Turkey for a second time later this month.
MSC Seascape is a cruise ship that was built in Norway and launched on December 18, 2008. The ship has been sailing the world since it’s launch, with a major milestone being reached when it floated out at the Shipyard and reached its destination.
The MSC Seascape, MSC Cruises’ much-anticipated new ship, has officially floated out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, northeastern Italy, kissing the water for the first time. This formal ceremony brings together the shipowner, MSC Cruises, and the constructor, Fincantieri, to commemorate a significant milestone in the building of the MSC Seascape.
The Floating Out Ceremony for MSC Seascape
The floating out ceremony for a ship is a significant milestone in its development. Cruise ship hulls are initially built and fitted out in drydock – MSC Seascape’s keel was laid on June 24, 2021 – but once the ship is largely finished, sluice gates are opened to allow seawater into the dock and the ship will float for the first time, often with the assistance of a tugboat to guide it out of the dock facility.
This procedure is significant not just in terms of engineering, but also because it constitutes a significant milestone in the process of adding a new ship to a fleet.
“The float out of MSC Seascape represents yet another key milestone in the evolution of our fleet,” stated Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises. “The vessel will pay respect to the waters with yet another host of extremely creative marine and design characteristics.”
MSC Seascape is a marine conservation organization (Photo Credit: Fincantieri)
This is particularly essential since several new cruise ship construction projects have been considerably delayed due to the coronavirus epidemic, but MSC Seascape has stayed on track.
“With such a massive ship, it’s even more evocative to consider the huge effort that went into her creation. “We started work on MSC Seascape almost as soon as the situation broke out, and today, with an established operator like MSC, we celebrate her float-out in accordance with pre-pandemic preparations,” said Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri. “Our Group’s strong dedication to meeting manufacturing promises and safeguarding the whole orderbook has become a genuine cornerstone of the company’s culture, and there could not be a finer preparation for looking to the future with renewed optimism.”
Ship of the EVO Class No. 2
MSC Seascape is the second Seaside EVO class ship to join MSC Cruises’ fleet, and the fourth ship in the line’s Seaside class. She is set to become the new flagship of the MSC fleet when she debuts.
The class’s innovations include not just improvements to the passenger experience, such as aft-facing staterooms, a 1,770-foot-long waterfront promenade, and the breathtaking glass-floored Bridge of Sighs on deck 16, but also a multitude of environmental improvements.
MSC Cruises provided the rendering.
The ship’s emissions may be reduced by up to 90% using new technology, and the ship’s wastewater treatment systems have purity requirements that are greater than most wastewater treatment facilities on land. The ship even has an undersea radiated noise control system to limit the risk of harming marine creatures.
MSC Seascape, which to be delivered in November 2022, will be able to seat up to 5,877 passengers in her 2,270 staterooms.
More MSC Achievements
Not only is MSC Seascape’s floating out a significant event for the line today, but her sister ship MSC Seashore’s naming ceremony is also taking place today at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas, making it the first time a cruise ship’s naming ceremony has taken place on a private island.
Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, which debuted in late 2019 and was briefly closed due to the COVID-19 epidemic, will be formally inaugurated during the naming ceremony.
The “msc 2021 news” is a story about the MSC Seascape, which has reached a major milestone. The ship was launched on December 17th, 2017 in order to provide sustainable transport for people with disabilities.
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