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MSC Seascape Naming Ceremony to be held in New York City

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MSC Seascape's opening season in the U.S and Caribbean, ceremony will be held December 7, 2022 in the heart of New York City at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal and godmother Sophia Loren will name her 18th MSC Cruises ship.

The cruise line announced plans to hold the ship's naming ceremony at New York's centrally located Manhattan Voyage Terminal. The star-studded occasion will bring MSC Cruises' unmistakable European fashion and excitement to the Big Apple and be attended by local dignitaries, vital accomplices, and beat travel advisors, media from around the world, celebrities, and worldwide artists. 

Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, Cruise Division of MSC Group, commented: "We are particularly pleased to celebrate this momentous milestone in New York City, which holds a special place in our Group's history, having been served by ships from the MSC Group's cargo division since 1985. Today, as MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company leads the container-shipping sector globally as well as across North America, MSC Cruises has grown to become a major player in the U.S. cruise industry. Having developed a meaningful operation out of South Florida, we are now preparing a major strategic expansion across the East Coast that will see us launch year-round cruises out of New York in 2023. We could not think of a better way of celebrating such a significant milestone than holding MSC Seascape's – our latest flagship – naming ceremony in this wonderful city that has been an important hub for MSC Group for over three decades."

MSC Seascape will be the cruise line's first ship to be named in New York, reflecting MSC Cruises' commitment to the North American cruise market and its upcoming expansion to New York and the Northeast with year-round cruises available from the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal beginning in April of 2023. 

Rubén Rodríguez, President, MSC Cruises USA, said: "We are very excited to showcase to New Yorkers our European heritage and the unique international character we bring to cruising, matching the city's multi-cultural flair.  Bringing MSC Seascape to New York City for her Naming Ceremony is a fantastic opportunity for us to host a very special gala event onboard for our valued travel advisors and partners, introducing them to our newest ship.  Come next year, New York City will be our third US home port, alongside Miami and Orlando / Port Canaveral.  This is the latest example of the significant investment we're making in the U.S. and the Caribbean, which includes building the largest cruise terminal in North America at Port Miami and offering Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve as both a stunning tropical destination and a reflection of our commitment to the environment."

MSC Seascape will offer two different 7-night itineraries from Port Miami:

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.