The process, from design to keel laying to launch,
generally takes two to three years.

June 22, 2015

Steel cutting

In a ceremony held in Monfalcone, Italy, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago and Chief Executive Officer, Gianni Onorato, along with Fincantieri’s Chief Executive Officer Giuseppe Bono launched the cutting of the first steel of MSC Seaside.

April 21, 2016

Coin ceremony

MSC Cruises and FINCANTIERI marked an important milestone in the building of MSC Seaside with the celebration of the traditional maritime Coin ceremony held at the Monfalcone, Italy shipyard.

November 26, 2016

Float Out Ceremony

Monfalcone - Mr. Vago, MSC Cruises Executive Chairman, and Mr. Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, celebrating the partnership of the shipyard with the cruise company to build the Seaside generation


November 29, 2017

Delivery Ceremony


November 30, 2017

Service Launch Ceremony


December 21, 2017

Naming Ceremony