GENEVA — MSC Cruises has unveiled new details about its highly anticipated MSC Seashore, scheduled to come into service this August in the Mediterranean.
As the first Seaside EVO ship in its fleet, the MSC Seashore has been extended and enhanced with a variety of brand new features, spaces and experiences for guests, representing an evolution of the Seaside class,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman.
“With each new ship we build, MSC Cruises continues to innovate and push design boundaries,” he said. “Sixty-five percent of the public areas have been reimagined to create something truly unique for our guests.”
At 339 metres, the new flagship will become the longest ship in MSC’s fleet and will be the largest ship ever to be built in Italy by Fincantieri. There will be 11 different types of cabins and suites with balconies, including the coveted aft suites, 50 terraced suites with extended balconies, offering up to 15 square metres of private terrace, and 32 different suites with outdoor private whirlpools.
After entering service in August 2021, MSC Seashore will spend an inaugural season in the Mediterranean calling at the Italian ports of Genoa, Naples and Messina as well as Valletta in Malta, Barcelona in Spain and Marseille in France. It will then head to the U.S. where it will home port in Miami.
Starting November 2021, MSC Seashore will sail seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries, including stops at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises’ new private island in The Bahamas.
Here are some other key highlights of MSC’s newest flagship:
- There will be a total of 13,000 square metres of outdoor space with a wide choice of outdoor bars and dining and a deck area for sunbathing
- Six swimming pools with enlarged poolside areas including a new infinity pool, two new infinity whirlpools and the Long Island Pool, which offers two different depths and is connected to the aquapark
- A 360-degree water fountain island on Deck 18 as well as a new lounge space within the pool
- The Jungle Pool features a larger magrodome that can be closed to create an indoor pool area when needed; this area has also been enlarged and now includes an additional deck that’s located nearby a new buffet on Deck 16
- An expansive 540-metre-long waterfront promenade ideal for al fresco dining
DINING & DRINKING
- Chef’s Court, comprised of five specialty restaurants, will be moved to Deck 8, allowing for better views of the sea as well as first-time outdoor seating at Butcher’s Cut steakhouse
- MSC Seashore’s buffet now includes a new outdoor aft dining area and Sky Bar, allowing guests to enjoy their food outdoors
- Aurea guests can enjoy the exclusive Top 19 Solarium featuring a chic outdoor lounge area and bar
MSC YACHT CLUB
- The largest and most luxurious MSC Yacht Club spanning 3,000 square metres over four decks with two palatial new Owners Suites
- Newly redesigned concierge area featuring a three-deck, 46 square-metre back-lit Onyx wall and MSC’s signature Swarovski staircases
- An enhanced and extended pool area and sundeck offering 2,000 square metres of space and featuring a larger pool and new panoramic whirlpool with eight seats and individual jets
- Deluxe accommodations have been increased, now featuring 131 glamourous suites across five categories, including the traditional interior, deluxe and royal suites as well as 41 new deluxe grand suites with extra space and a walk-in closet, and two brand new Owner’s Suites