Seaview is the second ship built by Fincantieri in Monfalcone (Gorizia) for MSC Cruises in just a few months, and the two of them are the largest cruise ship ever built in Italy. Seaside, Seaview’s tween, was built last year and launched at the end of 2017 to cater for the North American market. Now the shipyard delivered the second sea giant that will offer Western Mediterranean cruises, touching Genoa, Marseille, Barcelona, Naples, Messina, and Malta during this year’s summer to then move to South America next winter.
MSC Seaview’s numbers are quite impressive: 5,179 passengers, 1,413 crew members, 2,066 cabins for passengers, 323 are meters of length,154,000-ton, 20 decks, 463,000 square feet of public space, 10 restaurants – featuring a variety of cuisine, including a Pan-Asian restaurant, a seafood restaurant with a chef’s table, and a steakhouse -, and 19 bars and lounges. Moreover, it has panoramic elevators with sea views, suspended glass floors, a giant aqua park, and an outdoor promenade with shops, bars, restaurants, and spots for open-air spa treatments that contribute to make Seaview – along with its twin – the cruise ship with the largest ratio of outdoor space of any other one currently at sea.
Technology-wise, MSC Cruises are “next-generation smart ships” and they employ the latest technology afloat also thanks to a partnership formed with Samsung, which brings to the sea everything from the latest displays and mobile solutions, to virtual reality. Like for its twin ship, many of MSC Seaview’s restaurants, bars, and shops seaside-facing on the 360° promenade with glass balustrades that runs around the entire ship, allow passengers to eat, drink, and enjoy shopping al fresco.
Ilona Catani Scarlett