Published on : Thursday, July 29, 2021
MSC Group has officially taken delivery of its new flagship cruise MSC Seashore. The vessel is the largest cruise ship to be built in Italy. The sister ship MSC Seascape is currently under construction at the Monfalcone shipyard. It is due to come into service in winter next year.
An intimate ceremony was held to mark the occasion as tradition dictates at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone and was attended in person by MSC Cruises executive chairman, Pierfrancesco Vago, other members of the Aponte and Aponte-Vago families. Giampiero Massolo and Giuseppe Bono, Chairman and Chief Executive of Fincantieri, as well as representatives from MSC’s new builds team along with executives and workers from the shipyard were present at the event.
Vago said in a statement that the construction of MSC Seashore is an investment that generates a direct and indirect economic impact of almost €5 billion on the Italian economy. He said that at the same time the ship coming into service also activates an important economic and employment driver for coastal communities and much beyond, generating a further significant economic impact every year for the tourism industry.