MSC Cruises announced that MSC Seaside, which will sail from Port Miami, is now open for booking.

The cruise ship will sail year-round from Miami with 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. Passengers who sail to the Eastern Caribbean will visit Saint Thomas, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, while those who head to the Western Caribbean will explore the Bahamas, Cozumel, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. The first sailing will be the December 21, 2017 Christmas cruise.


Sales are already open to the general public and offer an All-Inclusive Classic drink package, applicable to 1st and 2nd guest in a stateroom on all 7-night or longer Seaside sailings for bookings made by Jan. 31, 2016. 

Voyagers Club Members receive a 5% discount and an All-Inclusive Classic drink package for all bookings made through Jan. 31, 2016. Prices start at US$590 per person.

“The bold, ground-breaking design of MSC Seaside speaks of our company’s commitment to innovation and our desire to continue to introduce both experienced and first-time  cruisers to new experiences that will make their vacation truly unforgettable,” said Gianni Onorato, Chief Executive Officer of MSC Cruises. “We’ve seen tremendous enthusiasm and strong demand from travelers around the world interested in experiencing MSC Seaside and are thrilled to be able to open sales for this revolutionary ship two years ahead of its debut.”

Docking at a newly expanded and renovated dedicated berth and terminal at Port Miami, MSC Seaside joins the ultramodern MSC Divina in servicing North American market.

“As a global company, North America is a strategic market for MSC Cruises as we embark on an ambitious expansion plan centering on seven new cruise ships by 2022,” said Onorato. “With the return of MSC Divina to Miami just last month and plans for MSC Seaside to join her in Miami in 2017, we are looking forward to sharing our distinct Mediterranean heritage – which includes elegant and stylish décor, world-class entertainment, and authentic Mediterranean-style dining – with North American guests.”