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MSC Seaside

Pioneering beach condo concept brings guests closer to the sea

The MSC Seaside class of ship, the largest ever built by Fincantieri, was inspired by a pioneering beach condo concept, bringing guests closer to the sea and enhancing the beauty of their natural surroundings.

MSC Seaside was the first of two identical ships in the Seaside generation, entering service in December 2017 to sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean. Sister ship MSC Seaview joined her in 2018.

Every element of the class has been designed to enable guests to enjoy the outdoors, from cabins and suites with outdoor spaces to al fresco dining options and outdoor fitness facilities. Luxury cabanas even allow guests can enjoy spa treatments in the fresh air.

MSC Seaside
At 323 metres long and weighing in at 160,000 tons, MSC Seaside can carry a maximum of 5,179 guests

Gianni Onorato, MSC Cruises’ CEO, said: “MSC Seaside is significantly different to anything we have ever built before as it is dedicated to cruising in warm climates.

“The design of the ship embodies our passion for the sea with innovative features to enhance the enjoyment of the open water and sunshine for our guests.”

He added: “An important feature of an MSC Cruises holiday is the dining experience. Specifically for MSC Seaside, we have developed exciting new dining options for our guests.”

Nine eateries feature cuisines from around the world including a Pan-Asian restaurant in partnership with acclaimed chef, Roy Yamaguchi, a luxury seafood restaurant with a chef’s table and a world-class international steak house.

Vital statistics

Operated by MSC Cruises
Builder: Fincantieri, Italy
Entered service: November 2017
Gross tonnage: 153,500 tons
Passengers: 5,331
Passenger decks: 13
Lifts: 19
Crew: 1,413
Staterooms: 2,017 including
:: 1,519 with balcony
:: 173 outside
:: 275 inside
:: 54 with wheelchair access
Length: 1,059ft
Width: 134ft


Two main dining rooms (two seatings), nine alternative dining venues including premium restaurants, bars, casino, cinema, twin-level theatre, comedy club, internet cafe, nightclub and lounge for dancing, disco, library, cigar room, internet cafe, boutiques, three swimming pools, Aqua Park, Aurea Spa, fitness center,bowling alley, tennis court, beauty salon, medical centre, children’s playroom.

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