MSC Cruises announced today they are rolling out a new dining option that is set to take place on MSC Seaside and MSC Meraviglia. The new option, called Flexi Dining, allows guest to pre-select their dining time and have the ability to change the time throughout their cruise.
The Classic dining experience will remain the same with the choice of two dining seatings each evening. In addition, MSC Yacht Club guests will continue to benefit from free-time dining in the dedicated MSC Yacht Club restaurant, with the option of reserving a table in advance.
Casual dining venues are available for guests 20 hours a day, offering a wide range of fresh options to suite everyone’s taste buds. The MSC Cruises buffet has also been further enhanced with a wide range of different international dishes. MSC Seaside will feature two casual dining venues, one dedicated to families serving family-friendly choices and including kid-friendly seatings.
More Specialty Restaurants
MSC’s new ships launching this year – Meraviglia and Seaside will feature restaurants with an open-kitchen concept, following the trend that allows guests to see and hear expert chefs while they work. Select venues aboard the ships will also feature a Chef’s Table for guests who are seeking a rich dinnertime experience.
Aboard MSC Meraviglia, the line will be introducing the new Kaito Teppanyaki restaurant to complement the ship’s Kaito Sushi Bar. It will boast a modern twist on Asian cuisine where guests can sit at cooking stations and watch authentic Japanese dishes come to life on an open grill. Another new restaurant which will be found on both ships is the American steakhouse called Butcher’s Cut. Guests can choose their favorite steak from glass-fronted fridges and then watch the chefs prepare their selections in the open kitchen. The bar will feature a bold wine list, cocktails inspired by American heritage, and a variety of craft beers.
Two venues that will be distinct to MSC Seaside will be the Asian Market Kitchen by Roy Yamaguchi and Ocean Cay seafood restaurant. Asian Market Kitchen includes a sushi bar, an area with Teppanyaki grills, and an a la carte restaurant offering authentic pan-Asian dining experience. Ocean Cay will serve American-style fish dishes with a Mediterranean flair, and the menu will include locally-sourced Stone Crabs, fresh Sea Bass flown in from the Mediterranean, and homemade spaghetti with clams.
MSC Cruises’ partnership with two-star Michelin chef Carlo Cracco will now include new signature dishes for the main restaurants on Meraviglia as well as for the Christmas and New Year menus. Also onboard the ship, a partnership with French chocolatier and pastry chef Jean-Philippe Maury will include an open chocolate atelier, and Jean-Philippe Crêpes & Gelato which will serve sweet treats in the ship’s promenade.
The cruise line is also bringing new dining packages onboard which can be booked prior to sailing, including an Eataly Chef’s Table package and a Dinner & Show package.