A traditional maritime coin ceremony took place earlier at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, when the keel was laid for MSC Seashore.
At the milestone event, MSC Cruises revealed details of the significantly transformed overall design and new features of the ship.
MSC Seashore will be the company’s longest ship – at 339 metres – when she enters service in June 2021, the first of two enriched Seaside Evo Class ships with the latest available environmental technology, extended public spaces, more cabins and the highest ratio of outdoor space per guest of any ship in the company’s fleet.
Long-standing employees Marianna Cicala, ground services planning manager, MSC Cruises, and Silvia Bozzetto, production planning and control commissioning of the Monfalcone shipyard, performed the ritual as godmothers when they placed two coins under the new ship’s keel as the historical maritime sign of blessing and good fortune.
Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises executive chairman, said: “Today’s ceremony marks another key milestone in the construction of one of our most innovative all-around ships yet.
“Most importantly, MSC Seashore – which will feature the latest and most advanced environmental technology currently available –…