With just a few days to go until MSC Seaview comes into service, excitement is reaching an all-time high among cruise guests, travel agent partners, port officials and the broader industry.
While a nearly 4000-strong team at the Fincantieri shipyard
is working 24/7 around the clock to put the final touches and ready the ship for her inaugural season, MSC Cruises today revealed some of the key environment-friendly features on MSC Seaview, the third next-generation MSC Cruises ship to come into service in a matter of only 12 months.
MSC Seaview will be one of the more innovative ships at sea, also when it comes to the environmental technology that
she will feature. In fact, not only she will comply with the highest international standards with this respect but will also receive from international classification society RINA – in addition to the main Class notations – its “Green Star 3 Design” notation in recognition of the attention that was paid to these aspects during the design and construction of the ship.
RINA’s Green Star 3 – the latest and most comprehensive edition of the RINA’s Green STAR additional class notations – specifically recognises that MSC Seaview reaches the greatest levels of eco-compatibility thanks to the relevance of the various innovative measures put in place which help reduce the environmental footprint during operations.
These include, amongst others, the exhaust gas cleaning system
, the advanced waste water treatment, systems for the prevention of oil discharge from machinery spaces, the ballast water treatment system, and the ship’s Environmental Management Plan.
MSC Seaview is the third ship to be built under MSC Cruises’ ten-year, EUR 10.5 billion investment plan which already saw the completion of two out of 12 next-generation ships: MSC Seaside and MSC Meraviglia in November and May 2017 respectively.
MSC Seaview is the second ship in the Seaside Class and, just like her sister ship MSC Seaside, pushing the boundaries of innovative ship building and design. At 153,516 GT and with a guest capacity of 5,331, she is the third newly-built next-generation mega cruise ship in the MSC Cruises fleet and the second one to be built by Fincantieri.