MSC Seaview Review and Specifications
Specifications of MSC Seaview
|Builder||FINCANTIERI TRIESTE ITALY|
|Year of built||2018|
|Gross Tonnage||154000 gt|
|Passengers||4134 - 4961|
|Decks with cabins||10|
Review of MSC Seaview
Launched in 2018, MSC Seaview (currently under construction in Fincantieri, Italy) is the second of the three new-design, identical-class and biggest MSC Cruises ships by the company’s “Seasise Project”. The ship cost $743 million to build.
History - construction & ownership
MSC Cruises is a global cruise company based in Switzerland, with headquarters in Geneva and Naples. MSC is the largest privately-owned cruise company in the world, with offices in 45 countries and 15,500 employees worldwide. MSC Crociere S.p.A. (Italian) is part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC), which is the 2nd biggest container shipping operator in the world. MSC Cruises is the world's 4th largest cruise company, after Carnival Corp. & plc, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines with 5.2% share of all cruise passengers carried in 2015. In 2014 MSC Cruises announced that its four Lirica class ships were scheduled for renovation under the line's "Renaissance Programme". In 2015, the company offered four new ships from STX France and Fincantieri Italy, with an option for three more. The first two vessels are due to be delivered in 2017 - MSC Meraviglia in May and MSC Seaside in November.
The 154,000-ton, 5,300-passenger cruise ship MSC Seaview is scheduled for delivery in June 2018. MSC Seaview, together with MSC Seaside are Fincantieri’s largest cruise ships ever. An option for a 3rd Seaside ship is scheduled for 2021.
MSC Seaview is part of the "smart" ships' series to be built by MSC, part of line's €9 billion, 10-year investment plan, including the creation of up to 11 new ships, due to come into service 2017-2026. Contactless payment is one of the technologies leaving dry land as a cruise ship company revealed plans for “next generation smart ships”. MSC Cruises unveiled that MSC Seaview will be fitted with new technologies specifically designed to improve the onboard experience for passengers. The company entered partnership with techno-giant Samsung in order to support NFC (near-field communication) technology onboard, enabling guests to use a smartphone, cruise card or bracelet to geo-locate themselves or their kids, access their stateroom or make onboard payments. Interactive screens are placed all around Seaview that will enable cruisers to book excursions and restaurants. Beacon technology is also to be used, sending location-based, customised notifications to users' phones as they move around. Beacons are triggered whenever a connected device moves into their vicinity. Previously, it has been used by high street tours and will become part of the new Wembley Stadium tour.
Cruise itinerary program
MSC Seaview has a total of 2070 staterooms in 34 categories. The largest aboard MSC Seaview are the Yacht Club Royal Suites (615 ft2). There are also 54 wheelchair-accessible cabins. Seaview's cabins and suites will include 14 aft corner suites; suites with private outdoor hot tub; terraced balcony staterooms, which will feature ocean views and overlook the promenade and cluster cabins, designed with families in mind.
Dining options - Food & Drinks
New and creative dining options will be available onboard MSC Seaview. Expect the Fusion Restaurant with speciality dining and VIP Fine Dining Restaurant. The nine eateries onboard MSC Seaview will feature cuisines from all around the world including the Pan-Asian restaurant via partnership with acclaimed chef, Roy Yamaguchi, world-class international steak house and luxury seafood restaurant with chef’s table.
Follows the complete list of MSC Seaview restaurants and food bars.
- Main restaurants (dining rooms; offer different Italian traditional meals and wines; open for Breakfast 7:00-9:30 a.m., Lunch 12:00-2:00 p.m., and Dinner with 2 fixed seatings at 7:00 and 9:30p.m.; with 7-course dinner menu; also feature vegan and vegetarian meals)
- Seafood Restaurant
- Teppanyaki Restaurant
- Fusion Restaurant
- Sushi Bar
- VIP Restaurant.
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
MSC Seaview is specifically designed for warm climates. The concept behind MSC Cruises Seaview ship is to "bring the sea closer to passengers. The beach-condo-inspired concept focuses on the outdoor space of suites and cabins, many al fresco eating options (20 bars), outdoor spa and fitness facilities, two wellness cabins with advanced Kinesis Technoygm fitness equipment and private MSC Yacht Club, with a restaurant, lounge and solarium.
Activities include the Adventure Trail with bridges, crawl-through slides and rope courses, a 130-metre zip line, and an aqua park featuring duelling high-speed aquatubes, slide boarding and AquaPlay & AquaSpray section designed for younger kids.
Follows the complete list of MSC Seaview lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.
- Art Gallery; Photo Shop
- Seaview Atrium (served by Atrium Bar)
- Two Theaters (show lounges)
- Shopping Area; Duty-Free Shops; Jewelry Shop; Boutique Accessories; Boutique Monobrand; Cosmetics Shop; Logo Shop; Galleria Shopping Area
- Piazza; Chocolate Factory
- Casino (served by Casino Bar)
- Champagne Bar
- 5D Cinema
- Bowling; Entertainment Area
- Lounge; Lounge Bar
- Garage Disco & Bar
- Creperie Area; Ice Cream Area
- Pool; Spa Wellness Area (with a Pool); Solarium Area; Thalasso Area; Finnish Sauna
- Beauty Area (Beauty Parlor, Barber Shop)
- Fitness Area; External Gym Area; Yoga
- Comedy Club Bar; Bistro
- VIP Lounge Bar
- Family Lounge
- 2 Pools; Spa Pool; Lido Pool; Raised Pool; Indoor Pool Bar
- Magrodome Area
- Aqua Park Area; Children’s Area
- Power Walking/Jogging Track.
MSC Seaview wiki
Year built 2018
Passenger capacity / crew capacity 4140 (5180 max) / 1410
Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 154000 tons / 1060 ft (323 m)
Flag State (registered in) Panama
Ship builder Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Building cost USD 950 mill
Ship owner Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
Operator MSC Cruises
Christened by Sophia Loren
Official website link MSCcruises.com
Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
The Seaview ship will spend its inaugural cruise season in Europe, sailing in the region of Western Mediterranean Sea. The ship will be home-ported in Barcelona, Genoa and Marseille, offering round-trip departures from each of the three embarkation ports.