Upcoming U.S.-Based MSC Cruise Ship Completes Sea Trials

MSC Cruises has announced that its upcoming United States flagship, MSC Seascape, has successfully completed her first intensive systems tests at sea during a trial from August 17th to 20th.

Seascape is MSC’s fourth Seaside-class ship, and second in the Seaside EVO subclass built by Fincantieri in Italy.

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(Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises)

“Seeing our new U.S. flagship achieve another major milestone on the way to delivery is incredibly exciting for all of us here at MSC Cruises,” said Rubén Rodríguez, president of MSC Cruises USA. “Guests love our ongoing commitment to bring the newest and most advanced ships to the U.S. because it gives them access to the very best cruising has to offer. MSC Seascape takes everything that’s fantastic about our Seaside-class ships and makes it even better.”

The 169,400 gross ton ship will be delivered to MSC Cruises in late November, and is scheduled to enter service this December, offering year-round seven-night Caribbean voyages from Miami. It will be the second MSC cruise ship to launch this year following MSC World Europa — also in December.

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The naming ceremony for MSC Seascape will be held at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York City on December 7.

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MSC Seascape (Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises)

As with her sister ship, MSC Seashore, 65 percent of the public spaces on MSC Seascape have been reimagined from the original Seaside-class design. Highlights of the vessel include:

  • 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 staterooms and suites with balconies, including coveted aft suites
  • 11 dining venues — plus 19 bars and lounges — with plenty of options for dining and drinking outdoors
  • 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 more than 32,000 square feet of space with sweeping ocean views from the foredecks of the ship
  • An expansive waterfront promenade even closer to the water, stretching nearly 1,800 feet
  • A spectacular glass-floored Bridge of Sighs on deck 16 with a unique view of the ocean

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