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FINCANTIERI FLOATS OUT LARGEST CRUISE SHIP

Monday, August 24, 2020 

Fincantieri has celebrated the float out of 'MSC Seashore' at its Monfalcone yard, in preparation for the next stage in building what will be the Company’s longest ship, at 339m, said to be most innovative built in Italy, with delivery scheduled for July 2021.

MSC Seashore is the third of a total of four in MSC Cruises’ Seaside class, and the first of two enriched Seaside Evo ships with 16m extra length and corresponding increase in accommodation and facilities.

Giuseppe Bono, CEO, Fincantieri, said: “The float out has always been one of the most satisfying moments for those involved in the construction of a ship. It is also the occasion to further strengthen everyone’s commitment, because when the ship touches the sea a lot of work has already been done, but much more still lies ahead. This applies even more to MSC Seashore, which will become the new flagship of MSC Cruises: a record-breaking ship, that focuses on innovation, technology and design, and emphasising the Fincantieri leadership. The uncertain situation that we are experiencing worldwide adds even more important value to this day, which bodes well not only for MSC Cruises and for our company, but for the entire cruise industry”.

The 169,500 gt ship, with a maximum capacity of 5,877 guests, will be equipped with an SCR system to reduce NOx by 90% and an advanced wastewater treatment system to treat wastewater to higher standard than most land-based waste systems. These will reduce environmental impact, and ensure cleaner air emissions, alongside the hybrid scrubber systems to remove 98% of SOx, advanced waste management systems; USCG-approved ballast water treatment systems, systems for the prevention of oil discharges from machinery spaces and various effective energy-efficiency improvements – from heat recovery systems to LED lighting.

MSC Seashore will be fitted with shore-to-ship power which connects a docked cruise ship to a port’s local power grid to further reduce air emissions.  This feature is broadly available across MSC Cruises’ entire fleet and has been standard across all of the Company’s new ships since 2017.

In summer 2021, all three Seaside class ships will be deployed together in the Western Mediterranean.

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