MSC Seaview christening ceremony was presided over once again by Sophia Loren in Genoa over the weekend. This was the 13th time for Sophia Loren to be godmother to an MSC cruise ship.
Unlike previous MSC christening extravaganzas, Andrea Bocelli was not on the performance line-up. Instead, his son, Matteo Bocelli, had the honors to sing during the Officers’ Parade, a traditional component of an MSC christening.
Also present at the MSC Seaview christening ceremony was Ramon Freixa, the Spanish two Michelin-starred chef who has entered into a partnership with MSC Cruises for his first restaurant at sea on board MSC Seaview. Pan-Asian chef Roy Yamaguchi, attended his second MSC Cruises’ ship christening to celebrate his second restaurant at sea, the first being on MSC Seaside. Other stars in attendance include Spanish model and actor Jon Kortajarena, Brazlian presenter and actor Giovanna Ewbank and French television personality Ariane Brodier.
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MSC Seaview, sister ship to MSC Seaside, was designed with an abundance of outdoor areas. The new ship boasts the highest ratio of outdoor space of any MSC Cruises ship. Even the staterooms and suites feature oversized balconies offering both sun and covered areas. Mediterranean “al fresco” style dining and drinking plus and outdoor fitness and luxury open-air spa cabanas add to the fun in the sun ambiance.
MSC Seaview offers six embarkation ports in the Western Mediterranean including Genoa, Marseille, Barcelona, Naples, Messina in Sicily and Valetta, Malta. After her inaugural season, she will journey to South America to call on a variety of picturesque destinations including in Brazil.