The delivery of MSC’s new vessel Seaview has been delayed by a week, and the ship’s christening will now take place in Genoa instead of Rome.

MSC Seaview, MSC Cruises’ next new ship to come into service and the cruise line’s 15th overall ship,  is currently taking final shape at the shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, as partner Fincantieri has made significant progress since her keel was laid in February 2017.

With a nearly 4000-strong team at the Fincantieri shipyard working around the clock to finish the ship for its inaugural season, it will now require a few extra days of final fitting. The cruise line says that this additional time is needed to fully ready MSC Seaview and ensure she is fit to provide the holiday experience guests have come to expect from MSC Cruises.

For this reason, MSC Cruises will now take delivery of MSC Seaview on 4 June – a week later than planned. The christening ceremony will now take place in Genoa, Italy, on 9 June. This has also caused a short passenger cruise originally planned from 7 to 10 June to be cancelled.

MSC Cruises will now welcome its first guests for the ship’s initial full cruise on 10 June, departing as planned from Genoa.