MSC Cruises announced today that the second of its Seaside-generation of ships will be named MSC Seaview and launch in June of 2018.

She will spend her inaugural season cruising the Western Mediterranean, with three major ports of embarkation: Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona.

“Our Company’s heritage lies in the Mediterranean and it was only natural that MSC Seaview — our third next-generation smart ship which comes into service in June 2018 — would be deployed in its historic and culture-rich waters,” said Gianni Onorato, chief executive officer of MSC Cruises. “Guests can now plan their vacation and experience everything that this ever popular region has to offer from on board one of the industry’s most innovatively-designed ships at sea.”

“We are proud of our partnership with Fincantieri in realizing our vision for this innovatively-designed, new generation of smart ships at sea,” said Onorato.