MSC Cruises New MSC Seaside Ship Comes to Miami in December 2017

MSC Seaside is the second new ship launched by MSC Cruises in 2017 after the MSC Meraviglia was christened earlier this summer.  MSC Seaside promises an innovative ship designed to connect its passengers to the sea like never before with features such as a seafront promenade, panoramic glass atrium and elevators, and an aft-view pool perfect for watching sunsets at sea.  The MSC Seaside will be based in Miami, and follow the sun on Caribbean cruises.  Continue reading to find out more about MSC Seaside below.

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MSC Seaside artist rendering courtesy MSC Cruises

From MSC Cruises’ Press Release

MSC Seaside, the most anticipated ship coming to Miami in December, 2017, is the first of up to three MSC Cruises next-generation “Seaside” class of cruise ships. With an ultramodern and innovative “condo-on-the-beach” design, the ship has been crafted specifically for warm weather, offering sun worshippers one of the highest ratios of outdoor space at sea. She will sail from Miami to the Caribbean year-round and bring guests closer to the sea than ever before with a 360° outdoor promenade including a variety of outdoor restaurants and bars.

On board MSC Seaside, guests will relish a unique vacation experience with world-class entertainment in a 934-seat theater offering four performances each night; inspired gourmet dining at 11 different venues, including a Pan-Asian specialty restaurant created in partnership with celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi; endless activities for all ages featuring two of the longest zip lines at sea and one of the most interactive waterparks at sea with Slideboarding technology; and an enhanced MSC Yacht Club boasting a private sun deck and restaurant, 24-hour butler service and a panoramic top sail lounge.

At full capacity, the MSC Seaside will accommodate 5,179 guests in a variety of staterooms including family staterooms, super family staterooms or duplex staterooms with family options. 73% of all staterooms have a balcony, and the innovative terraced balcony staterooms has a portion of the balcony uncovered, allowing guests to relax in the sunshine on their own private terrace.

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MSC Seaside, Balcony cabin image courtesy MSC Cruises

The MSC Seaside will offer 11 distinct dining venues, featuring cuisines from all around the world, including: a pan-Asian specialty restaurant in partnership with Celebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi; a signature seafood restaurant; and a Butcher’s Cut American steakhouse where guests can choose their favorite steak from glass-fronted meat aging fridges. Dining options will also include two buffets open 20 hours a day, including a dedicated family buffet.

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MSC Seaside, Pan Asian restaurant rendering courtesy MSC Cruises

On board entertainment and family activities include the most interactive aqua park at sea.  The Aqua Park will be the first to feature interactive Slideboarding technology on a cruise ship, combining a unique water slide and an interactive video game all-in-one. [Click here for our review of Slideboarding at Great Wolf Lodge.] Families will also enjoy two decks of fun and activities, including an adventure trail and four different water slides (one indoor and one outdoor). A total of 6 public pools, including a 27,500 sq. ft. main pool and an aft pool with breathtaking sea views.

MSC Seaside, Aquapark

MSC Seaside, Aquapark rendering courtesy MSC Cruises

In addition, MSC Seaside will offer colorful kids’ play areas created in partnership with LEGO and Chicco for children ages 0-17.

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Upper Pool at night on the MSC Seaside, image courtesy MSC Cruises.

Swiss-based MSC Cruises is one of the leading cruise lines in Europe, South America and South Africa, and is currently featuring a number of deals including 2 for 1 Caribbean and Europe offers, reduced deposits of just $49 per person, and kids 11 and under sail free on select cruises.  Click here for more information on deckplans, itineraries, entertainment and more for MSC Cruises’ MSC Seaside.

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.