MSC Seaside prepares to depart Europe headed for Miami

MSC Seaside berthed in Trieste from where she will set sail to home port of Miami MSC Seaside berthed in Trieste from where she will set sail to home port of Miami

MSC Cruises’ newest ship, MSC Seaside, which was handed over by Fincantieri on Wednesday is set to sail from Trieste today on a 21 day trans-Atlantic crossing headed for her official naming by Sophia Loren in homeport of Miami on December 21.

MSC Seaside is the 14th addition to the MSC Cruises fleet and the second MSC Cruises ship to come into service in 2017.

The 153,516gt vessel, carrying over 5,000 guests, is a new prototype, boasting generous outdoor public spaces with a distinctive design inspired by a Miami beach condo.

Main highlights include two unique glass-floored catwalks and a 40mtr high ‘Bridge of Sighs’ providing a view of the ocean from the stern, a waterfront boardwalk, the widest on any ship ever built, claims MSC Cruises, that wraps around the ship, while panoramic lifts connect everything together.

The ship features MSC for Me the company’s digital innovation program that first debuted on MSC Meraviglia earlier this year and offers flexible modular cabins for groups of up to ten guests, exclusive aft corner suites with stunning sea views, terraced balcony cabins with extended private terraces overlooking the waterfront boardwalk and suites with their own outdoor whirlpool bath.

On the entertainment front, MSC Seaside features a full-sized bowling alley, XD cinema and zip line plus an interactive aqua park with five water attractions including a Slideboarding attraction, 160mtr long duelling body slides and two spray areas for kids.

On the restaurant front, highlights are the Asian Market Kitchen from renowned Pan-Asian chef Roy Yamaguchi plus a luxury seafood restaurant, Ocean Cay, an authentic American-style steakhouse, the Butcher’s Cut and a new French bistro, La Bohème.

As well as all-day kids’ entertainment and six dedicated areas for babies and kids of all ages, guests can also take part in the brand new DOREMI Family Cinema and a new buzzer game.

MSC Seaside will sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean offering 7-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries starting December 23, 2017.

Posted 01 December 2017

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