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MSC Cruises celebrated the floating out of their newest mega-ship, MSC Seaside late last week at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone. The new vessel will homeport in Miami in December 2017, and will operate Caribbean cruises year-round.
Seaside is the first of a new generation of ships for the cruise line, which are inspired by an elegant condo on the beach. Each element of the ship is designed to bring guests as close to the sea as possible, and various features demonstrate that goal. For example, the vessel features a unique 360 degree ocean level promenade, panoramic glass elevators, and a 98-foot bridge on the top deck. Additionally, over 70 percent of the staterooms feature balconies, so guests never have to be far away from a beautiful view.
An extensive range of accommodations will meet the needs of a wide range of guests, including chic aft corner suites, modular connected rooms designed for families and groups of up to ten, and a collection of balcony rooms that overlook the promenade. MSC has also taken their yacht club to the next level with Seaside. Located on the foredecks of the ship and offering a private sun deck, a private lounge, and restaurant, the MSC Yacht Club has expanded to over five decks aboard the ship. The club will also feature two apartment suites that include a living room, balcony with dining area, and private whirlpool.
Onboard entertainment will leave no guest lacking for fun aboard MSC Seaside, either. Featured is a 934-seat theater with four performances each night, an aqua park with four sides, a 394-foot zip line, and a pool on the aft of the ship for complete relaxation.
MSC Seaside is the first of two identical ships; her sister MSC Seaview will enter service in spring 2018 and be based in the western Mediterranean. There is also an option for a third Seaside-class ship, which would be delivered by 2021.
For more details on the upcoming ship, visit this post from earlier this year.