Italian cruiseline MSC launched its new cruise ship MSC Fantasia last night in a glittering ceremony in Naples.

The ship was launched by screen icon Sophia Loren. MSC Cruises chief executive Pierfrancesco Vago praised MSC Fantasia as “a beautiful ship, but also a triumph of environmentally-friendly design and technological innovation.”

Sophia Loren at the MSC Fantasia launch in Naples

Sophia Loren at the MSC Fantasia launch in Naples