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

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16 OCTOBER 2015

Steel Cutting

02 FEBRUARY 2017

Coin ceremony

Our company has marked yet another key milestone in the building of MSC Seaview with the celebration of the maritime tradition-rich coin ceremony, held on February 2 at FINCANTIERI's Monfalcone shipyard in Italy. MSC Seaview is the third next-generation mega cruise ship that will come into service under our ten-year investment plan through 2026.

23 AUGUST 2017

Float Out

Monfalcone - Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises, and Debora Serracchiani, President of the region Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, open the valves at the float out ceremony of MSC Seaview

4 JUNE 2018

Delivery Ceremony

MSC Cruises officially took delivery of its new flagship MSC Seaview at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The delivery ceremony took place in the presence of Gianluigi Aponte, the shipowner as well as Founder and Executive Chairman of MSC Group. MSC Seaview is the third next-generation MSC Cruises ship to come into service in just 12 months. During this traditional maritime ceremony, Roberto Olivari, Fincantieri's shipyard director, handed over an ampoule containing the first water to touch the hull when the ship was floated out last year to Pier Paolo Scala, Master of MSC Seaview.

9 JUNE 2018

Christening Ceremony

MSC Seaview was christened in true MSC style in the presence of a suite of international stars, VIPs, key travel partners and international media as well as top management of MSC Cruises and its parent company MSC Group:

• Gianluigi Aponte, MSC Group Executive Chairman • MSC Cruises Executive Chairman, Pierfrancesco Vago • MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato • ‘Father of Italian blues’ Zucchero Fornaciari performed on the evening • Matteo Bocelli sung during the Officers’ Parade, an important tradition to honour the crew from the ship • Michelle Hunziker acted as Master of Ceremonies for the event in Genoa • TV star Lorella Cuccarini hosted a special moment on stage • 50-strong children’s choir "Piccolo Coro Dell'Antoniano" • Sophia Loren cuts the ribbon to smash the bottle of champagne on the ship’s hull • Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri • Mayor of the city of Genoa, Marco Bucci • Mr Toti, President of the Liguria region.

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