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MSC Seashore to splash out with more alfresco dining, enhanced pools, biggest Yacht Club

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The new Sky Bar is adjacent to the buffet dining area
MSC Seashore introduces a better-located specialty restaurant area, more outdoor dining/bars, enhanced pools and a new double-deck aft lounge.

Countdown to arrival

This first Seaside EVO ship is scheduled to debut in the Mediterranean in six months and in the US in nine months.

Evolving the Fincantieri-built Seaside class, MSC Seashore — the largest cruise ship built in Italy — will stretch 339 meters/1,112 feet.

Its new aft design allowed for the creation of Cabaret Rouge with panoramic sea views and the setting for new entertainment experiences. On Deck 8, the Chef's Court houses five specialty restaurants.

Pools galore

The pools with their enlarged poolside areas include a spectacular infinity pool with sunbeds in the water and two new infinity whirlpools, each with 20 sea-facing seats.

On Deck 18, the main Long Island Pool has a 360-degree water fountain island in the center. The pool connects with the water park that has a Pirate Cove theme, and the kids’ clubs are also located on Deck 18, making this an area for the whole family.

While MSC Seashore is designed for warm weather, the Jungle Pool features a larger magrodome that can be closed to create an indoor pool area. The space is enlarged, with an estra deck above for more seating and relaxation space. It is short walk to the newly located buffet on Deck 16.

Wow features include the glass-floored Bridge of Sighs, perched high above the infinity pool, panoramic aft elevators and glass-floor catwalks on both sides of the ship along the expansive waterfront promenade. This 540-meter/1,772-foot promenade, on a lower deck, gives space to stroll, dine and drink closer to the water.

Dining

Positioning the specialty restaurants on Deck 8 improves their views. And MSC Cruises’ signature steak house, Butcher's Cut, for the first-time will offer outdoor seating and alfresco dining on the waterfront promenade.

The Deck 16 buffet now includes a new outdoor aft dining area as well as the new Sky Bar, making this a spot to gather in the evenings as well as during the day.

Aurea guests get the exclusive Top 19 Solarium with its chic outdoor lounge area and bar.

Balcony accommodations

Eleven types of staterooms and suites come with balconies. Included are coveted aft suites, 50 terraced suites with extended balconies offering up to 15 square meters/161 square feet of private terrace and 32 suites with outdoor private whirlpools.

Four-deck MSC Yacht Club

The largest and most luxurious MSC Yacht Club will span 3,000 square meters/32,292 square feet over four decks. Its three-deck entrance impresses with a back-lit onyx wall and sparkling Swarovski staircases. A redesigned concierge area, an elegant lounge and a private gourmet restaurant with an outdoor area connected to the lounge are other features.

The Club houses 131 suites across five categories, including 41 new deluxe grand suites, with extra space and a walk-in closet, plus two palatial new owner's suites, each 98 square meters/1,055 square feet.

The enhanced pool area and sun deck encompass a larger private pool and a new panoramic whirlpool with eight seats plus a standard whirlpool.

First Safe Air system

As earlier reported, MSC Seashore will also introduce Fincantieri's Safe Air system, harnessing UV-C technology to eliminate 99% of viruses and bacteria to provide clean, safe air for passengers and crew.

The latest environmental technology with improvements to energy efficiency and an advanced wastewater purification system are further technical highlights.

Mediterranean and Caribbean routes

After entering service in August with cruises visiting Genoa, Naples, Messina, Valetta (Malta), Barcelona and Marseille, MSC Seashore will head to its winter home, PortMiami. Starting in November, the ship will sail weeklong Eastern and Western Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries, including stops at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

 

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