MSC Seaside

MSC Cruises

2017

Year of construction

18

Decks

5179

Number of passengers

22

Speed

323 m

Length

41 m

Width

Special Features

  • Pitching stabilizers

Cruise ship review

The MSC Seaside is the first Seaside-class cruise ship built by Italian ship builder, Fincantieri, for MSC Cruises. The steel-cutting ceremony for the vessel was held at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard in Italy in June 2015.

The new cruise ship is the biggest ship ever built by Fincantieri, and the first vessel constructed for MSC Cruises. It was delivered in November 2017 and sailed on its maiden voyage to Miami for MSC Cruises’ first ever christening ceremony in the US, in December 2017. It is now sailing on a year-round trip from PortMiami to the Caribbean.

The cruise ship represents MSC Cruises’ $5.8bn, seven-ship investment plan, which has the aim of doubling its capacity by 2022. As part of the expansion plan, the company ordered two identical ultra-modern, state-of-the-art ships in 2014, with the option for one additional ship.

Fincantieri will deliver the second Seaside-class vessel in May 2018, with the third vessel scheduled for delivery in 2021.

The MSC Seaside is 323m-long, with a beam of 41m and gross tonnage of 154,000t. It can accommodate up to 5,179 guests. The ship incorporates a bold design and features a 360º seafront promenade. The large and spacious ship provides a comfortable stay for passengers.

The public spaces of the ship feature a two-deck glass-walled atrium, and panoramic exterior elevators.

Accommodation aboard MSC Seaside

The ship features open, modular, connected staterooms, convertible staterooms and cluster cabins for families and groups, and luxury suites with private Jacuzzis and hanging gardens.

MSC Seaside features 2,070 guest cabins and 759 crew cabins. Roughly 72% of the cabins have a balcony and 76% are located outside. The guests are served by 1,413 crew members.

On board

The program of events for everyday, is published in a special mini brochure, which is delivered to the cabin on the evening before the next day. Entertainment programs on the ship are varied depending on the route of the ship and seasonality: karaoke, dance classes with coaches, special lectures on various educational topics, sales of jewelry and goods, and much more.

Cabins

I1

Internal BELLA

ACCOMMODATION:
2, 3, and 4 bed accommodations in Bella and Fantastica and 2 and 3 beds in Wellness are possible;
basic sleeping places: two beds, put together or separately according to your desire;
extra beds: folding beds above the main beds.

EQUIPMENT:
bathroom with shower, wardrobe, interactive TV, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning, a dedicated line for Internet connection (extra charge).

12 - 14 м2

area

I2

Internal FANTASTICA

ACCOMMODATION:
2, 3, and 4 bed accommodations in Bella and Fantastica and 2 and 3 beds in Wellness are possible;
basic sleeping places: two beds, put together or separately according to your desire;
extra beds: folding beds above the main beds.

EQUIPMENT:
bathroom with shower, wardrobe, interactive TV, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning, a dedicated line for Internet connection (extra charge).

12 - 14 м2

area

I3

Internal AUREA

ACCOMMODATION:
2, 3, and 4 bed accommodations in Bella and Fantastica and 2 and 3 beds in Wellness are possible;
basic sleeping places: two beds, put together or separately according to your desire;
extra beds: folding beds above the main beds.

EQUIPMENT:
bathroom with shower, wardrobe, interactive TV, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning, a dedicated line for Internet connection (extra charge).

O1

Window bella

ACCOMMODATION:
2, 3, and 4 bed accommodations in Bella and Fantastica and 2 and 3 beds in Wellness are possible;
basic sleeping places: two beds, put together or separately according to your desire;
extra beds: folding beds above the main beds or/and folding sofa

EQUIPMENT:
bathroom with shower, wardrobe, interactive TV, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning, a dedicated line for Internet connection (extra charge).

O2

Window FANTASTICA

ACCOMMODATION:
2, 3, and 4 bed accommodations in Bella and Fantastica and 2 and 3 beds in Wellness are possible;
basic sleeping places: two beds, put together or separately according to your desire;
extra beds: folding beds above the main beds or/and folding sofa

EQUIPMENT:
bathroom with shower, wardrobe, interactive TV, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning, a dedicated line for Internet connection (extra charge).

B1

Balcony BELLA

ACCOMMODATION:
2, 3, and 4 bed accommodations in Bella and Fantastica and 2 and 3 beds in Wellness are possible;
basic sleeping places: two beds, put together or separately according to your desire;
extra beds: folding beds above the main beds.

EQUIPMENT:
bathroom with shower, wardrobe, interactive TV, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning, a dedicated line for Internet connection (extra charge).

B2

Balcony FANTASTICA

ACCOMMODATION:
2, 3, and 4 bed accommodations in Bella and Fantastica and 2 and 3 beds in Wellness are possible;
basic sleeping places: two beds, put together or separately according to your desire;
extra beds: folding beds above the main beds.

EQUIPMENT:
bathroom with shower, wardrobe, interactive TV, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning, a dedicated line for Internet connection (extra charge).

B3

Balcony Aurea

ACCOMMODATION:
2, 3, and 4 bed accommodations in Bella and Fantastica and 2 and 3 beds in Wellness are possible;
basic sleeping places: two beds, put together or separately according to your desire;
extra beds: folding beds above the main beds.

EQUIPMENT:
bathroom with shower, wardrobe, interactive TV, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning, a dedicated line for Internet connection (extra charge).

FLA

Superfamily FANTASTICA

ACCOMMODATION:

maximum possible accommodation - 6-beds;

2, 3, and 4 bed accommodations in Bella and Fantastica and 2 and 3 beds in Wellness are possible;
basic sleeping places: two beds, put together or separately according to your desire;
extra beds: folding beds above the main beds.

EQUIPMENT:
bathroom with shower, wardrobe, interactive TV, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning, a dedicated line for Internet connection (extra charge).

S2

Suite FANTASTICA

ACCOMMODATION:
2, 3, and 4 bed accommodations in Bella and Fantastica and 2 and 3 beds in Wellness are possible;
basic sleeping places: two beds, put together or separately according to your desire;
extra beds: folding sofa

EQUIPMENT:
bathroom with shower, wardrobe, interactive TV, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning, a dedicated line for Internet connection (extra charge).

28 м2

area

S3

Suite AUREA

ACCOMMODATION:
2, 3, and 4 bed accommodations in Bella and Fantastica and 2 and 3 beds in Wellness are possible;
basic sleeping places: two beds, put together or separately according to your desire;
extra beds: folding sofa

EQUIPMENT:
bathroom with shower, wardrobe, interactive TV, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning, a dedicated line for Internet connection (extra charge).

28 м2

area

SE3

Grand Suite

ACCOMMODATION:
2, 3, and 4 bed accommodations in Bella and Fantastica and 2 and 3 beds in Wellness are possible;
basic sleeping places: two beds, put together or separately according to your desire;
extra beds: folding sofa

EQUIPMENT:
bathroom with shower, wardrobe, interactive TV, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning, a dedicated line for Internet connection (extra charge).

35 - 49 м2

area

SJ3

SUITE WITH WHIRLPOOL BATH

28 м2

area

YC1

DE LUXE SUITE

25 - 28 м2

area

YC3

ROYAL SUITE

57 м2

area

YIN

YACHT CLUB INSIDE

21 м2

area

Food

The price of the cruise includes meals on board with a shift dinner system, i.e. Dinners are held in 2 shifts 19:00 and 21:00 respectively. Cabins of class Aurea offer free time for dinner. The buffet is open for 20 hours a day.

Restaurants:
The main restaurant

Restaurant Buffet (Buffet)

Creperie - a small cafe with excellent pastries, high-quality coffees and teas
Ice Cream - ice cream parlor
Bistrot - small snack bar
Fish Restaurant - an exclusive fish restaurant with a huge selection of dishes from fish and seafood
Teppanyaki - Asian Restaurant
Fusion - the restaurant of the original author's fusion cuisine
Steakhouse - steakhouse
Sushi Food Bar - Sushi Bar
Lido Pool - a huge restaurant-buffet on the upper deck in the pool area
VIP Restaurant - an exclusive restaurant for guests of MSC Yacht Club

Cafes and bars:

Bar Atrium - a bar in the liner atrium
Champagne Bar - a bar with a large selection of great sparkling wines
Casino Bar - a small bar next to the casino
News e Comedy Club Bar - a bar where original shows are held
Bar VIP Lounge - bar for guests MSC Yacht Club
Indoor Pool Bar - a small pool bar

Special meals: you can order a special diet, but on condition that the request will be made in advance (at the time of booking the cruise). Gluten-free products are offered to guests: snacks, cookies, croissants, biscuits and pastry products. A kosher menu is available upon request no later than 2 months before the cruise.

Entertainment

MSC Seaside features one of the biggest and most interactive multi-storey aqua parks at sea. Two decks on the ship offer activities for children and families, including adventure trails and slides. MSC Seaside is the first cruise ship to feature slideboarding technology, which combines a unique waterslide and interactive video game. The 367ft, two-storey slide comes with a sleekly designed raft with embedded game controller.

On duelling high-speed aquatubes, guests can race against each other through 525ft of  twists, turns and drops, on slides that partially extend over the side of the ship, giving the riders a view of the sea.

AquaPlay and AquaSpray are two play areas in the AquaPark that are dedicated for young travellers aboard. The areas feature an active and colourful water play-area, with tipping buckets, spray cannons, solid stream jets, a rain tree, and a mini-slide. Other AquaSpray activities include jets, falls, and forts for all age groups.

Adventure trail is another activity area where guests can find a rope course between soaring towers, rope bridges, climbs, tunnels and slides. It is directly connected to the aqua park.

Other entertainment areas on the ship include a new theatre, a comedy club, and a full-sized bowling alley. The ship also features an enhanced MSC yacht club, which includes a private solarium, lounge and a pool.


 

For kids

On board all MSC Cruises 5 * liners, there are free children's miniclubs where you can leave your children (from 3 to 17 years old) under the supervision of tutors. There are special programs designed for three age groups:

  • Baby Club - for children from 3 to 6 years;
  • Junior Club - for children from 7 to 11 years;
  • Club Young - for teenagers from 12 to 14 years
  • Club Teens - for teenagers from 15 to 17 years.

For children there are special beverage packages and Special family excursions.

Entertainment: chess, checkers, modeling, paint, group games, sports tournaments, parties, concerts and much more.

Babysitting services on board are not available.

Dress code

The cruise company recommends to have three types of clothing during the trip:

  • for recreation and sports (casual);

  • clothes and shoes for excursions, depending on the season and route features (sport and casual);

  • elegant clothes for evening visits to restaurants and evening events: shows, casinos, clubs, bars (smart casual "more strict" and formal "strict").

During the evening events, the cruise company does not welcome a beach clothes.

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