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New MSC Cruise Ship Departs Europe, Bound For The U.S.

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Florida’s newest MSC Cruises vessel is one step closer to arriving.

The line’s new Seaside EVO-class ship MSC Seashore departed Barcelona, Spain, earlier this week and is now making her way across the Atlantic Ocean towards North America.

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Infinity whirlpool on MSC Seashore (Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises)

Once Seashore arrives at her new homeport of PortMiami, she will embark on a two-night cruise to the line’s private island Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve where she will be christened. Following that special sailing, the vessel will begin her year-round schedule of seven to 16-night voyages through the Bahamas and Caribbean on November 20.

MSC Seashore is the first of MSC’s Seaside EVO-class — a larger evolution of its Seaside-class that focused on outdoor spaces that brought passengers closer to the sea. She was originally scheduled to debut in June 2021, but the maiden voyage was pushed back to August due to pandemic-related shipyard delays.

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Seashore was built at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, and now holds the title for the largest ship to ever be built in that country at 169,400 gross tons.

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MSC Seashore (Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises)

Some of the public areas on MSC Seashore are themed to New York City, such as the Times Square shopping and entertainment district with a LED wall displaying the Manhattan skyline, and the casino with a 9.5 foot replica of the Statue of Liberty.

Outdoor highlights of the ship include the glass-floored Bridge of Sighs at the aft, an infinity pool, a pirate-themed water park, a family pool with retractable roof, and a main pool with a fountain in the center.

Seashore also includes the MSC Yacht Club, a ship-within-a-ship complex featuring its own upscale accommodations, sundeck, pool, restaurant, bar, and lounge.

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