MSC Cruises is now taking bookings for the MSC Seaside, a new ship that is notable for its design and for the fact that it’s being built specifically for warm-water cruises and will sail out of PortMiami year-round.
MSC Seaside is the first of a new class of ship being built at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The 4,140-passenger, 1,059-foot-long MSC Seaside will be the first ship from MSC Cruises — a midsize cruise line based in Switzerland — to be christened in Miami. It is due to debut in December 2017 and sail seven-night Caribbean cruises. It will join MSC Divina, which initially sailed in Europe but now homeports in Miami year-round.
The ship will have a 360-degree ocean level promenade on Deck 8 that will include indoor/outdoor shops and restaurants, as well as a full buffet area and a pool, which are traditionally located on a cruise ship’s higher decks. It will have a multi-story Aqua Park with five slides, a kids-only restaurant, “beach condo” staterooms and a full-size bowling alley.
MSC started accepting bookings Tuesday exclusively from members of MSC Voyager Club Members. Booking will open to the general public on Dec. 29. Details: http://bit.ly/MSCSeasideOpening.