MSC Cruises has announced the name of the second of their Seaside-generation smart ships – MSC Seaview! Set to enter service in June 2018, she will spend her inaugural season in the western Mediterranean, with three major ports of embarkation – Genoa, Marseille, and Barcelona.
The cruise line’s Seaside-generation ships are being built by Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. Known as the “ship that follows the sun,” the design of these generation ship embodies the sun and sea. There will be a lot of outdoor space for guests to enjoy, whether they’re eating, drinking, or just relaxing. They will also benefit from an increased amount of balcony staterooms, sea views, and public areas, with every element being planned for maximum vistas and time outside.
A unique feature of MSC Seaview is the 360 degree promenade with glass railings that will run around the entire ship. It will act as a recreation area where guests can take a stroll, eat and drink from a variety of bars and restaurants, or shop in the boutiques, all while enjoying sea views.
Seaview is also being called a smart ship, and that means it will be loaded with the latest technology. In partnership with Samsung, the tech will include the latest displays, mobile solutions, and products for enhanced retail experiences. It will include, among others:
- Near Field Communication (NFC), using a cruise card, bracelet, or smartphone for a range of options like geo-locating children, stateroom access, and onboard payment.
- Interactive screens to make it simple to pick excursions and book shows and restaurants
- iBeacon technology that’s customized to each guests’ preferences so they’ll never miss their favorite experiences, and will be able to communicate with mobile devices and receive push notifications about relevant info and offers.
As always with an MSC cruise, guests will be able to expect modern and comfortable accommodations, fresh and authentic food, award-winning entertainment, and lots of relaxing. There will be activities for every member of the family, and some of the best, most varied shore excursions in the industry. More details on the new ship will be revealed in the coming months.
MSC Seaview will sail her maiden voyage from Genoa, Italy on June 10, 2018. Sales for MSC Voyagers Club members are open today, and sales for the general public open on July 18, 2016.
Featured photo: Messina, Italy via MSC Cruises