Today’s ceremony marks another key milestone in the construction of one of our most innovative all-around ships yet,

...said Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman.

Among the key environmental features will be a shore-to-ship power connection to reduce emissions while at berth, a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system and an Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) system.

SCR’s helps reduce nitrogen oxide by 90% through advanced active emissions control technology. Nitrogen oxide from the engine operations is conducted through a catalyst and converts them into nitrogen and water, both harmless compounds.

With AWT’s, wastewater undergoes a comprehensive purification process through a very fine filtration process that transforms it to near tap-water quality.

The ship will also be fitted with hybrid Exhaust Gas Cleaning systems (EGCS) that remove 98% of sulphur oxide from ship emissions, advanced waste management systems; BWTS approved by the USCG, technology systems for the prevention of oil discharges from machinery spaces and various effective energy efficiency improvements.

More than 40% of the ship has been redesigned and enhanced, making MSC Seashore a significant improvement of sister ships MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview.