MSC Seaside launches from PortMiami with a star-studded celebration

The new MSC Seaside has launched from PortMiami.
The new MSC Seaside has launched from PortMiami.

MSC Cruises officially launched its newest ship, MSC Seaside, with a ceremony at PortMiami. A long list of celebrated guests, renowned performers, local officials and special attendees from across the globe converged to toast the stunning new ship under the Miami stars.

TV personality Mario Lopez hosted the festivities, and Sophia Loren cut the ribbon as MSC Godmother. Andrea Bocelli brought his talent to the stage, accompanied by a Haitian children’s chorus to benefit the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, and Latin superstar Ricky Martin performed from his repertoire of international hits.

The MSC Seaside joins the MSC Divina in sailing to the Caribbean from PortMiami. Featuring an array of innovative features, MSC Seaside is setting a new standard within the cruise industry with its revolutionary design, unprecedented innovation, and outstanding attention to detail.

A celebration to welcome the new MSC Seaside.

What’s special about MSC Seaside?

Fondly dubbed “the ship that follows the sun” and inspired by the architecture and lifestyle of South Beach, MSC Seaside was built with the specific vision of bringing guests closer to the sea. Look for glass-floored catwalks, a spacious waterfront boardwalk that wraps around the ship, the glass-bottomed “Bridge of Sighs,” and the panoramic glass lifts that connect the pool areas. Expansive outdoor areas allow guests to feel the salty sea air and soak in the tropical sun as the ship makes its voyages through the Caribbean.      

Beyond her unique design features, MSC Seaside boasts rich and varied entertainment. Full-size bowling lanes, XD cinema, the longest zip lines at sea, and the most interactive aqua park at sea with five water attractions. To satisfy guests who want to take in a show, the ship offers Broadway-style shows, “BeerProv” improv comedy, and live on-board music.

An extensive choice of indoor and outdoor dining venues featuring international cuisine will transport guests around the world. One of the highlights is the exclusive Asian Market Kitchen from renowned Pan-Asian chef Roy Yamaguchi. Other highlights include a luxury seafood restaurant, Ocean Cay, an authentic American-style steakhouse, Butcher’s Cut, and a new French bistro, La Bohème.

MSC prides itself on the assortment of family-friendly activities and entertainment aboard its ships. MSC Seaside continues to uphold this commitment with kids clubs, LEGO rooms, a Chicco children’s boutique, family cinema, kid-friendly buffets and a babysitting service.

MSC Seaside offers comfortable and stylish accommodations for every type of guest. The ship boasts flexible modular cabins for big families or groups, exclusive aft corner suites with stunning sea views and terraced balconies, as well as exclusive MSC Yacht Club cabins and luxurious suites with personal outdoor whirlpools.