MSC Cruises and Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy celebrated a milestone today with the coin ceremony for MSC Seaview. The ship is the third next-gen mega cruise ship that will enter service under the company’s ten year investment plan through 2026.
The coin ceremony for a vessel takes place when its keel is laid, in the early stages of the construction process. Tradition says that two long-standing employees representing the shipyard and the ship owner act as godmothers for the ceremony, placing two coins under the new ship’s keel block as a sign of good fortune and blessing. Michela Bullo from Fincantieri and Loredana Giammusso from MSC had the honor of performing the task today.