MSC Seascape Completes Sea Trials

MSC Seascape has successfully completed its first intensive systems tests at sea during a multiple-day trial between Aug. 17 to Aug. 20. This will be the fourth ship in the Seaside class and second Seaside EVO ship built by Fincantieri in Italy, one of the world’s largest ship building groups.

The Seaside EVO ships are an evolution of the innovative and popular Seaside class with striking design features, stunning public spaces, and exciting experiences for guests.

The 169,400 GT ship will be delivered to MSC Cruises in late November and will come into service in December 2022, sailing year-round from Miami to the Caribbean. Following MSC World Europa, MSC Seascape will become the second new MSC Cruises ship to launch this year.

The naming ceremony for MSC Seascape will take place in New York City on Dec. 7, 2022 at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. The new ship will offer two different seven-night itineraries, stopping at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve and Nassau in The Bahamas, San Juan in Puerto Rico and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, or calling at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Cozumel in Mexico, George Town in the Cayman Islands and Ocho Rios in Jamaica.

As with its sister ship, 65% of MSC Seascape’s public spaces have been completely re-imagined versus the original Seaside prototype, bringing the guest experience to the next level and offering beautiful venues and locations to discover new horizons at sea:

  • 98 hours of live entertainment per cruise, 7,567 square feet of dedicated kids’ space and cutting-edge amusement options
  • 2,270 cabins with 12 different types of cabins and suites with balconies, including coveted aft suites
  • 11 dining venues, 19 bars and lounges with plenty of options for dining and drinking al fresco
  • Six swimming pools including a stunning aft infinity pool with incredible ocean views
  • The MSC Yacht Club will be one of the largest and most luxurious in MSC Cruises’ fleet, offering around 33,000 square feet of space with sweeping ocean views from the foredecks of the ship
  • An expansive waterfront promenade even closer to the water, stretching over 1,700 feet.
  • A glass-floored Bridge of Sighs on deck 16 with a unique view of the ocean

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