Geneva, Switzerland (1 July, 2019) — MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, celebrated this past weekend a key global milestone in its history, welcoming its 20 millionth cruiser on board the Miami-based MSC Seaside. This significant achievement bears testament to MSC Cruises’ expansion since it started operating purpose-built cruise ships only in 2003, having quickly become a global player.
Gianni Onorato, MSC Cruises’ CEO, said: “Reaching our 20 millionth cruiser is truly a milestone achievement for MSC Cruises, and a representation of how far we’ve come while building a global brand that serves guests from over 170 nationalities across five continents. With our capacity set to triple by 2027, we will continue to raise the bar in two main areas, on board and ashore, offering our guests a unique experience each time they sail with us. MSC Seaside is the perfect example of this: she is one of the most innovative ships at sea in terms of design as well as onboard experience. She also features the latest and some of the most innovative environmental technology at sea.”
MSC Seaside not only complies with the highest international standards, she also received from international classification society RINA, in addition to the main class notations, its “Green Star 3 Design” certificate. RINA’s Green Star 3 – the latest and most comprehensive edition of the RINA’s Green STAR class notations – specifically recognises that MSC Seaside reaches the highest levels of eco-compatibility thanks to the relevance of the various innovative measures put in place which help reducing the environmental footprint during operations. These include, amongst others, a hybrid exhaust gas cleaning system, an advanced waste water treatment, systems for the prevention of oil discharge from machinery spaces, a ballast water treatment system, and the ship’s Environmental Management Plan.
Fleet wide, MSC Cruises’ offers guests an enriching cruise vacation inspired by the Company’s European heritage. On board, guests are able to meet people from all over the world, while enjoying fine dining options from world-renowned chefs, exclusive world-class entertainment, award-winning activities and facilities for families and children of all ages, luxurious wellness and comfortable accommodations to meet every need. On land, MSC Cruises’ guests are then able to discover the hidden treasures of each destination they visit through specially curated tours and one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences designed for each itinerary.