MSC Cruises’ ship Seaview arrives at homeport Kiel, Germany ahead of July 3 restart

   June 30, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

MSC Cruises’ 2018-built ship MSC Seaview arrived on Wednesday, June 30, at homeport Kiel Germany ahead of the scheduled restart of sailings on July 3. Seaview is the first MSC ship homeported in Germany since the beginning of the COVID crisis.

Seaview will sail in the Baltic Sea on 7-night cruises from Kiel Germany and Copenhagen Denmark to ports in Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Russia. The voyages are open for EU passengers of all ages.

Homeported in Kiel through October 2021, Seaview then will reposition to the Mediterranean ( and then via a Transatlantic crossing to the Caribbean. During the Caribbean season (winter 2021-2022) Seaview will be homeported in Fort-de-France (Martinique) and Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe).

MSC Seaview cruise ship

The 2018-built MSC Seaview cruise ship is the second Seaside-Class MSC vessel - with sistership MSC Seaside (2017). Seaview was delivered in June 2018. The 5300-passenger Seaside-Class ship design was developed for year-round operations in warm climates. It features many and large-sized outdoor areas, ropes course, 5-slide water park, 3 glass-floored catwalks, wraparound Promenade Deck (at sea level) lined up with shops, bars and restaurants (indoor-outdoor seating), glass-walled (sea view) elevators.

Among the vessel's technological features are Advanced Water Treatment and garbage treatment plants, new-generation scrubbers, optimized hull, antifouling paints, LED lighting throughout, advanced heat recovery technology.

The vessel is fully compliant with IMO's "Safe Return to Port" requirement (how long the cruise ship should remain safe for evacuation).