MSC Opens Seaside Sales


MSC Cruises has opened sales for MSC Seaside, the first ship of the cruise line’s “Seaside” generation of ships.

Known as “the ship that follows the sun,” MSC Seaside – currently under construction at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy – is set to debut in December 2017 and sail year-round from Miami with a range of seven-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries.

Guests sailing to the eastern Caribbean will visit St. Thomas, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico, while those heading to the western Caribbean will have the chance to explore Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Cozumel and the Bahamas. The first sailing will be the Christmas cruise of Dec. 21, 2017.

With sales now open, MSC is offering a special All-Inclusive Classic drink package, applicable to first and second guest in a stateroom on all seven night or longer Seaside sailings booked by Jan. 31.

The 4,140-passenger MSC Seaside will feature a unique 360-degree ocean level promenade on Deck 8 that will include indoor/outdoor shops and restaurants, as well as a full buffet area and pool, which are traditionally located on a cruise ship’s higher decks. In addition, the ship’s public spaces will feature unique views with a two-deck glass-walled atrium and panoramic exterior elevators.

The ship will also feature open “modular” staterooms – convertible staterooms that can accommodate up to 10 people – for families and groups, as well as luxury suites with private hot tubs and hanging gardens. MSC Seaside will also boast an enhanced MSC Yacht Club with private solarium, lounge and pool.

Entertainment on board will be available for all ages. Highlights include a full-sized bowling alley, a dedicated kids-only restaurant, and an interactive, multi-storey water park with five different water slides, an AquaPlay area designed for tots, and an adventure trail. In addition, MSC Seaside will have dedicated LEGO and Chicco designed play areas.

MSC Seaside is the first of two identical ships in the Seaside generation. A sister ship is set to enter service in 2018 with the option for a third Seaside generation ship to be delivered by 2021.