MSC Seascape Arrives in New York Ahead of the Naming Ceremony

Dec 05, 2022

MSC Cruises' newest flagship MSC Seascape arrived today in New York City ahead of its naming ceremony which will take place on Wednesday evening.

MSC Seascape is one of the largest cruise ships ever to dock at Pier 88 in Manhattan, at more than 170,000 gross tons and capacity of 5,877 guests. The vessel is one of the more environmentally advanced cruise ships, featuring a wide range of latest generation environmental technologies and solutions.

The traditional maritime Naming Ceremony will see once again the Hollywood legend and celebrated Godmother of the MSC Cruises fleet Sophia Loren. The naming ceremony will conclude with the customary breaking of a bottle of champagne against the ship’s hull.

MSC Cruises chose New York for MSC Seascape's Naming Ceremony to celebrate the brand's growing commitment to the U.S. market and upcoming launch of service from the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, which will result in local job creation with MSC Meraviglia operating year-round on a variety of itineraries covering Florida, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, and New England.

Following the arrival of MSC Seascape, Rubén A. Rodríguez, President, MSC Cruises USA, said: "We have ambitious growth plans in the U.S. and New York City plays a critical role in that expansion. We already host a large number of guests from the tri-state area on our ships sailing from Florida and around the world, and we are excited to bring a modern and glamorous ship like MSC Meraviglia to New York next year to give cruisers a wide choice of itineraries, whether they're looking for sunny Caribbean skies or Canada's beautiful autumns. Having the brand new MSC Seascape here this week is our way of celebrating a fantastic future of cruising for New York City."

MSC Seascape is scheduled to depart New York City on Thursday to her home port Miami, where she will offer two different 7-night itineraries for her inaugural season in the Caribbean:

Eastern Caribbean: Calling at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve and Nassau in The Bahamas, San Juan in Puerto Rico, and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic

Western Caribbean: Calling at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Cozumel in Mexico, George Town in the Cayman Islands and Ocho Rios in Jamaica.