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Second Seaside-class ship to be named MSC Seaview, Med debut in 2018

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Genoa - one of three homeports for MSC Seaview in summer 2018
MSC Cruises announced the second of its Seaside-class vessels, due to enter service in June 2018, will be named MSC Seaview.

The ship will spend its inaugural season in the Western Mediterranean, homeporting in Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona. Ports of call include Naples, Messina in Sicily and Malta.

'Our company’s heritage lies in the Mediterranean and it was only natural that MSC Seaview ... would be deployed in its historic and culture-rich waters,' said Gianni Onorato, ceo of MSC Cruises.

Described by MSC as ships that follow the sun, the Seaside-class vessels, under construction at Fincantieri, are based on a beach condo concept. This brings travelers and the sea closer, with special design elements that allow them to make the most of warmer weather.

One of those features is a promenade with glass balustrades that runs around the entire ship.

In partnership with Samsung, next-generation technology will include everything from the latest displays and mobile solutions to products for enhanced reality retail experiences.

More details of MSC Seaview’s features will be revealed in the coming months.

MSC Seaview will start its maiden voyage from Genoa on June 10, 2018. Sales for the ship open today for MSC loyalty club members and on July 18 for the general public.

MSC Seaview’s sister, MSC Seaside, enters service in December 2017, sailing year-round from Miami to the Caribbean with stops in the Bahamas, including the company's Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Mexico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman and St. Thomas.