MSC Cruises’ Newest U.S. Based Ship Arrives in New York City

MSC Cruises’ newest United States based ship arrived in Manhattan early this morning, making it one of the largest cruise ships to ever dock there.

The line’s latest Seaside EVO-class ship, MSC Seascape, is in New York ahead of her naming ceremony that will take place Wednesday evening. It will be MSC’s first ship to be named in New York City. The Big Apple was chosen as the ceremony location in honor of New York City (Brooklyn) becoming a new homeport for MSC starting in April, when MSC Meraviglia begins homeporting there.

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MSC Seascape in Manhattan (Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises)

MSC Seascape‘s arrival in the U.S. today marks the end of a 17-day transatlantic journey from the shipyard where she was built in Italy. Following this week’s events, the 170,000 gross ton MSC Seascape will head down to Miami to begin a year-round schedule of seven-night Caribbean cruises. Highlights of the ship include:

  • The new ROBOTRON amusement ride with a personalized DJ music experience
  • Six new entertainment productions
  • Over 7,000 square feet of dedicated kids’ space and amusement options, with newly-designed spaces for babies to teenagers
  • 2,270 cabins featuring 12 different kinds of suites and staterooms with balconies
  • 11 restaurants and 19 bars and lounges, with many al fresco options
  • Six swimming pools, including an aft infinity pool
  • The largest and most luxurious MSC Yacht Club in the MSC Cruises fleet
  • An expansive 1,772-foot-long waterfront promenade
  • The glass-floored Bridge of Sighs on deck 16
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MSC Seascape (Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises)

Seascape will offer two different seven-night Caribbean itineraries from Miami:

  • Eastern Caribbean: Nassau, San Juan, Puerto Plata, and MSC’s private Bahamian island Ocean Cay
  • Western Caribbean: Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, and Ocean Cay

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