MSC Cruises revealed details about its newest ship. MSC Seashore is scheduled to debut in August 2021 in the Mediterranean and then relocates to the Caribbean for roundtrips from homeport Miami Florida, beginning in November.
A bigger sistership to MSC Seaside, which emerged in 2017, the line touts her design as one made for warm-weather climates. The newbuild, however, is bringing some changes along with her extended size.
The first of what the company is calling the Seaside EVO Class ships, as in evolution, MSC Seashore has GT tonnage 169,500 tons, LOA length 1112 ft (339 m), passenger capacity 4540 (double occupancy). Seashore is ~16,000 GT larger, 52 ft longer and carries 400 more passengers in comparison to the sistership Seaside.
Among the highlights is a 2-deck aft-located "Cabaret Rouge", a shift of the vessel's restaurant hub to Deck 8 and changes to the planned 6 pool/Jacuzzi areas. MSC Seashore also boasts a magrodome - a sliding glass roof that covers one of the swimming pools during bad weather. The infinity pool which has half-submerged concrete loungers has been expanded and extends directly to the aft of the cruise ship with a glass wall view of the sea.
Two infinity whirlpools with 20 sea-facing seats are positioned on both sides of the liner. The main swimming pool offers both swimming and standing depths. Seashore's main pool is connected to the Pirate Cove-themed water park.
Seashore also has the fleet’s largest MSC Yacht Club - a ship-within-a-ship complex for the highest paying passengers, with total area 32,000+ ft2 and spanning 4 decks (at the front of the vessel). The exclusive complex includes suites, restaurant, swimming pool, sundeck, bar lounge.
For the rest of the liner, MSC touts more outdoor space, including alfresco dining. Seashore features ~140,000 ft2 of outdoor deck space, including a 1772-ft-long Promenade.
The vessel is currently under construction at Fincantieri's Monfalcone Shipyard (near Trieste Italy).
MSC Seashore is planned to start departures from PortMiami on November 20. The 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries visit the private island MSC Ocean Cay Bahamas.
MSC Cruises has currently canceled all sailings from North America through at least April.