MSC Cruises has unveiled its star-studded line-up for the official naming ceremony of its latest ship.

International superstars Ricky Martin and Andrea Bocelli will join a host of special guests, Miami authority figures, travel industry partners at the ceremony in PortMiami, where MSC Seaside will be named.

Martin will headline the December 21 event, where he will perform some of his most popular hits.

Bocelli, who has performed for four US presidents, three Popes and the British Royal family, will also take to the stage.

Much-celebrated Italian actress Sophia Loren will christen the ship with the cutting of the ribbon and officially name the vessel as she has done since 2003.

Seaside – MSC’s 14th ship – set sail for its new Miami home from the Italian port Trieste two weeks ago.

On December 23, two days after MSC Seaside arrives in Miami, it will begin seven-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries.