MSC Cruises’ newest Seaside EVO-class ship has arrived in her new south Florida homeport.
MSC Seashore sailed into PortMiami on Sunday morning after a long trip across the Atlantic Ocean from Barcelona, Spain.
This week, the vessel will embark on a special sailing to the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. There, she will be officially named and christened.
On Saturday, November 20, MSC Seashore will kick off her year-round schedule of seven to 16-night cruises through the Bahamas and Caribbean.
Seashore is MSC Cruises’ first Seaside EVO-class vessel, which is an evolution of its Seaside-class that focuses on bringing passengers closer to the sea through a wide variety of outdoor spaces.
Highlights of MSC Seashore include the glass-floored, outdoor Bridge of Sighs; a Times Square-themed shopping and entertainment district; the MSC Aurea Spa with thermal suite; Butcher’s Cut Steakhouse; an infinity pool; HOLA! Tacos & Cantina; a pirate-themed water park; and the MSC Yacht Club, a ship-within-a-ship complex with common areas exclusive to those staying within the club.
Since MSC Cruises arrived onto the North American market, PortMiami has been the only U.S. homeport for all of its ships until this year, when the cruise line added Port Canaveral to its lineup. This winter, MSC Meraviglia will sail from Port Canaveral, while MSC Divina and Seashore will homeport in Miami.
In addition, another Seaside-class vessel, MSC Seaview, will spend the winter sailing from the Caribbean ports of Bridgetown, Barbados and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Calls on Seaview during this time will be long, with some days allowing for up to 12 hours in port.