TIMELINE


The process, from design to keel laying to launch,
generally takes two to three years.

22 JUNE 2015

Steel Cutting

In a ceremony held in Monfalcone, Italy, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago and Chief Executive Officer, Gianni Onorato, along with Fincantieri’s Chief Executive Officer Giuseppe Bono launched the cutting of the first steel of MSC Seaside.

21 APRIL 2016

Coin ceremony

MSC Cruises and FINCANTIERI marked an important milestone in the building of MSC Seaside with the celebration of the traditional maritime Coin ceremony held at the Monfalcone, Italy shipyard.

26 november 2016

Float Out Ceremony

Monfalcone - Mr. Vago, MSC Cruises Executive Chairman, and Mr. Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, celebrating the partnership of the shipyard with the cruise company to build the Seaside generation

29 November 2017

Delivery Ceremony

MSC Cruises officially presented its new flagship MSC Seaside. The delivery ceremony took place at the presence of Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic, Graziano Delrio, Italy’s Minister of Infrastructures and Transports as well as other authorities and dignitaries, Roberto Olivari, Director of the Monfalcone Shipyard, Fincantieri, Gianluigi Aponte, Executive Chairman, MSC Group, Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises and Pier Paolo Scala, Master of MSC Seaside.

30 november 2017

Launch

​Our Company has celebrated the coming into service of our new flagship MSC Seaside, as she prepares to cross the Atlantic for her new home in Miami. 

MSC Seaside is the 14th addition to MSC Cruises's fleet and the second MSC Cruises ship to come into service in 2017. 

What's Next

21 December 2017

Naming Ceremony