MSC Cruises announced that its MSC Seaside ship will be homeported from Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida) beginning April 16, 2023, with 3- and 4-night voyages to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas, and 7-night cruises to Cozumel and Costa Maya (Mexico), Belize, and Ocean Cay.
MSC Seaside, being of the popular Seaside-class ships specifically designed for Caribbean cruising, provides unique outdoor spaces along with a list of pampering amenities. MSC Seaside is part of the "smart" ships' series to be built by MSC, part of MSC's EUR 9 billion, 10-year investment plan, including the creation of up to 11 newbuilds, due to come into service 2017-2026.
MSC inaugurated year-round service from Port Canaveral in 2021, remarking at the time that the convenience for vacationers and modern terminals/amenities made it an excellent homeport for the line.
MSC Seaside will be the 3rd MSC ship to be based in Port Canaveral.