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WICO Welcomes Inaugural Visit of Elegant, Environmentally Friendly ‘MSC Seascape’

USVI delegates officially welcome Captain Michele Tuvo of the MSC Seascape on its inaugural call to the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Photo courtesy of WICO)

A MSC Cruises ship made her maiden call to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday, April 17.

MSC Seascape, berthed at the West Indian Company (WICO) dock where a welcome ceremony was held for Captain Michele Tuvo, 4,827 guests and 1,715 crew.

“As the world’s fourth largest cruise line, MSC has been adding more ships to its fleet to become more competitive,” said Anthony A. Ottley, WICO president and CEO. “Accordingly, they have expanded their itineraries to include North American ports and more Caribbean destinations.”

The second of MSC’s Seaside EVO-class ships, MSC Seascape was designed with more outdoor space and a wider variety of dining options and entertainment venues than the standard Seaside-class ship.

According to the cruise line, MSC Seascape blends elegance and excitement with details, safety features and operations such as total electric power that make her environmentally friendly. She also was voted Forbes Best Cruise for Families Overall and currently is the largest cruise ship built in Italy.

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MSC Seascape’s Specifications

Built: Fincantieri shipyard, Italy

Year of Construction: 2023

Port of Registry: Malta

Class: Seaside-EVO

Cost: $900 million

Capacity: 5,179 maximum passengers

Crew: 1,715

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