The two MSC Seaside Evolution – or Evo, as the line’s CEO called them at a presentation in Monfalcone – will be larger and carry more passengers than the MSC Seaside class.
The MSC Seaside Evo ships will have a length of 339 metres, beam of 41 metres and they will have accommodation of 5,646 passengers. By comparison, MSC Seaside is of 153,516 gross tons has a guest capacity of 5,119.
“In addition to offering even more space, Seaside Evo ships will have greater dimensions, more cabins, an even larger Yacht Club with an additional deck and larger cabins and will be hosting up to 5,646 passengers,” MSC Cruises said in a statemement.
At the same time, just like the Seaside Class, the Seaside Evo ships will be equipped with the latest advanced environmental technology, including: a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, an advanced active emissions control technology system that significantly reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) into harmless nitrogen (N2) and water.
They will be fitted exhaust gas cleaning (EGC) technology to meet the strictest exhaust regulations in port and in operating areas; state-of-the-art waste management and recycling systems; advanced water treatment systems – going above and beyond regulatory standards and meeting the highest industry standards; and, an advanced energy and heat recovery system. Across the ships, there will be the latest generation of energy-saving devices and all areas will feature LED lighting.
The ships will be ultra-hydrodynamic and thanks to optimised hull lines, propellers and rudders, combined with the latest anti-fouling paint, wave resistance will be further reduced, and greater fuel-efficiency will be achieved.
With the addition of these new ships, the Company’s already industry-unprecedented investment plan will now account for 12 new ships to be built by 2026, for an overall investment of € 10.5 billion, the company said.