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The ceremony will mark the start of MSC Seascape’s first season in the United States and the Caribbean, as well as MSC Cruises’ impending expansion to New York City as a homeport. Acting legend Sophia Loren in her Godmother role to name the ship. The ceremony will mark the start of MSC Seascape’s inaugural season in the United States and the Caribbean, as well as MSC Cruises’ impending expansion to a homeport in New York City.
When MSC Cruises’ newest U.S. flagship, MSC Seascape, enters service later this year, New York City will serve as the glittering backdrop for an unforgettable inaugural event. The cruise company announced today that the ship’s naming ceremony will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at New York’s strategically placed Manhattan Cruise Terminal. The star-studded event will bring MSC Cruises’ distinct European elegance and splendor to New York, and will be attended by local politicians, major partners, top travel advisers, worldwide media, celebrities, and international artists.
No Naming Ceremony would be complete without Academy Award-Winning diva Sophia Loren performing her famous role as godmother to her 18th MSC Cruises ship. MSC Seascape will be the cruise line’s first ship to be named in New York, underlining MSC Voyages’ commitment to the North American cruise market and its impending expansion to New York and the Northeast with year-round cruises commencing in April 2023 from the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.
MSC Cruises is the world’s fastest growing cruise line and the third largest cruise brand in the world. With a truly global footprint, the line is continuing to expand and grow with two new ships coming into service in 2022 – MSC World Europa and MSC Seascape – and MSC Euribia hot on their heels in summer 2023.
MSC Seascape will sail to Miami immediately after the ceremony for her first season in the Caribbean, with a lengthy list of excellent characteristics that make her especially well-suited to the region’s warm, sunny weather. The ship will be MSC Cruises’ second Seaside EVO class ship and the fourth in the line’s extremely innovative Seaside class, which has been transforming passengers’ expectations for Caribbean cruising since MSC Seaside initially debuted in Miami in 2017.
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