Coin Ceremony Held for MSC Seaview in Italy

By Doug Parker

<p>MSC Cruises and Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy celebrated a milestone today with the coin ceremony for&nbsp;MSC Seaview. &nbsp;The ship is the third next-gen mega cruise ship that will enter service under the company’s ten year investment plan through 2026.</p><p>The coin ceremony for a vessel takes place when its keel is laid, in the early stages of the construction process. &nbsp;Tradition says that two long-standing employees representing the shipyard and the ship owner act as godmothers for the ceremony, placing two coins under the new ship’s keel block as a sign of good fortune and blessing. &nbsp;Michela Bullo from Fincantieri and Loredana Giammusso from MSC had the honor of performing the task today.</p><p>Seaview&nbsp;will be the highlight of next year for MSC Cruises, as she will begin sailing in June 2018 in the western Mediterranean for her first summer season. &nbsp;Then, the 5,179-guest capacity ship will continue to Brazil in November. &nbsp;She will be the second of two sister ships in the Seaside generation to be built by Fincantieri. &nbsp;Sister ship&nbsp;MSC Seaside&nbsp;is set to enter service later this year, and will be christened in her homeport of Miami.</p>
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