MSC Seascape has arrived in New York ahead of its naming ceremony tomorrow (December 7).
The star-studded ceremony will see the ship named by MSC’s fleet godmother, the actress Sophia Loren.
It will take place at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal and is the first time an MSC Cruises ship has been named in New York.
The 5,877-passenger ship is the second in the Seaside EVO class and comes into service this month offering two seven-night year-round cruises from Miami to the Caribbean.
The Eastern Caribbean itinerary will call at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve and Nassau (Bahamas), San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic).
Guests on Western Caribbean cruises will also visit Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve before travelling to Cozumel (Mexico), George Town (Cayman Islands) and Ocho Rios (Jamaica).
MSC Seascape features selective catalytic reduction systems on its engines to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 90 per cent. It is also equipped with advanced waste management systems and a variety of energy-efficiency improvements.
As well as six swimming pools, 11 dining venues and 19 bars, it boasts technologically advanced onboard entertainment options, including the Robotron – a a state-of-the-art robotic arm with an attached gondola that seats three guests and flies them over 50m above the sea.
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