MSC Seaside

MSC Seaside current position

MSC Seaside current location is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 25.41651 N / -79.20501 W) cruising en route to BSOCE. The AIS position was reported 35 minutes ago.

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Specifications of MSC Seaside

Year built2017  /  Age: 3
Flag state Malta
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassSeaside
Building costEUR 700 million (USD 745 million)
OwnerMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
OperatorMSC Cruises
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)323 m / 1060 ft
Beam (width)43 m / 141 ft
Gross Tonnage153516 gt
Passengers4134 - 5336
Crew1413
Passengers-to-space ratio31
Decks20
Cabins2066
Decks with cabins10
Sister-shipsMSC Seaview
Christened bySophia Loren
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MSC Seaside Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Oct 03 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Oct 10 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Oct 17 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Oct 24 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Oct 31 7 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Oct 31 14 days, round-trip Caribbean And Antilles Miami
2020 Nov 01 7 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $539
2020 Nov 01 11 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $749
2020 Nov 08 4 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $209
2020 Nov 12 3 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $199
2020 Nov 12 10 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $739
2020 Nov 15 7 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $539
2020 Nov 15 11 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $749
2020 Nov 22 4 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $209
2020 Nov 26 3 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $329
2020 Nov 26 10 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $869
2020 Nov 29 7 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $539
2020 Nov 29 11 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $749
2020 Dec 06 4 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $209
2020 Dec 10 3 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $199
2020 Dec 10 10 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $739
2020 Dec 13 7 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $539
2020 Dec 13 11 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $769
2020 Dec 20 4 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $229
2020 Dec 24 3 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $329
2020 Dec 24 10 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $1329
2020 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $999
2020 Dec 27 11 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $1209
2021 Jan 03 4 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $209
2021 Jan 07 3 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $199
2021 Jan 07 10 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $739
2021 Jan 10 7 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $539
2021 Jan 10 11 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $749
2021 Jan 17 4 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $209
2021 Jan 21 3 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $199
2021 Jan 21 10 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $739
2021 Jan 24 7 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $539
2021 Jan 24 11 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $749
2021 Jan 31 4 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $209
2021 Feb 04 3 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $199
2021 Feb 04 10 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $779
2021 Feb 07 7 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $579
2021 Feb 07 11 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $809
2021 Feb 14 4 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $229
2021 Feb 18 3 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $229
2021 Feb 18 10 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $809
2021 Feb 21 7 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $579
2021 Feb 21 11 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $779
2021 Feb 28 4 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $199
2021 Mar 04 3 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $199
2021 Mar 04 10 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $779
2021 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $579
2021 Mar 07 11 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $919
2021 Mar 14 4 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $339
2021 Mar 18 3 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $299
2021 Mar 18 10 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $949
2021 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Caribbean The Bahamas Port Canaveral $649
2021 Mar 28 14 days, one-way from Port Canaveral to Lisbon Port Canaveral $1049
2021 Mar 28 18 days, one-way from Port Canaveral to Barcelona Port Canaveral $1109
2021 Mar 28 19 days, one-way from Port Canaveral to Marseille Port Canaveral $1179
2021 Mar 28 20 days, one-way from Port Canaveral to Genoa Port Canaveral $1239

MSC Seaside Review

Review of MSC Seaside

Launched in 2017, MSC Seaside cruise ship is the first Seaside-Class MSC vessel - with sistership MSC Seaview (2018 June). Seaside is also fleet's 14th liner, and the 2nd MSC newbuild entering service in 2017 - following MSC Meraviglia (inaugurated in June).

History - construction and ownership

MSC Cruises (MSC Crociere) is a passenger shipping company headquartered in Genoa and Naples. It was established in 1960. Today, MSC Crociere is a subsidiary of MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) - world's 2nd largest containership company. MSC Crociere is the world's largest privately-owned cruise company. By annual passenger shipping volumes, MSC is ranked world's 4th largest cruise company (after Carnival Corporation, RCCL-Royal Caribbean and NCL-Norwegian) with over 5% global market share.

MSC Seaside cruise ship

In 2015, MSC ordered four new ships from STX France and Fincantieri Italy, with an option for three more. The first two liners were delivered in 2017 - Meraviglia (May) and Seaside (November). 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 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).

MSC Seaside-class cruise ship

MSC Seaside is part of the "smart" ships' series to be built by MSC, part of line's EUR 9 billion, 10-year investment plan, including the creation of up to 11 new ships, due to come into service 2017-2026.

MSC Seaside-class cruise ship

The first 550-ton block of the new class of ship for MSC Cruises, MSC Seaside, was laid on March 4, 2016, at Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard. This event marked the beginning of the hull blocks' assembly into sections. The next milestone in the construction process was on April 21, when a coin ceremony was conducted.

MSC Seaside is the fleet's second ship (after Meraviglia) fitted with new technologies specifically designed to improve the onboard digital experience for passengers. The company entered a partnership with Samsung to support NFC (near-field communication) technology onboard, enabling passengers to use smartphones, cruise card or bracelet to geolocate themselves or their kids, to access their stateroom or make onboard payments. Interactive screens are placed throughout the ship to enable passengers to make real-time bookings and reservations. Beacon technology is also used, sending location-based, customised notifications to users' phones as they move around the ship. Beacons are triggered whenever a connected device moves into their vicinity.

Cruise itinerary program

MSC Seaside itinerary program is based on year-round round-trip Caribbean cruises with departures out of PortMiami (starting December 2017). MSC Seaside itineraries include as destinations Bahamas, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Jamaica.

In early-June 2020, MSC Cruises announced the Seaside ship in 2021 will be relocated from the Caribbean to Europe, deployed in the Mediterranean and homeported in Genoa Italy.

Cabins

MSC Seaside has a total of 2070 staterooms in 34 categories. The largest aboard MSC Seaside is the Yacht Club Royal Suite (615 ft2). There are also 54 wheelchair-accessible cabins. Seaside's cabins and suites include 14 aft corner suites; suites with private outdoor hot tub; terraced balcony staterooms, which feature ocean views and overlook the promenade and cluster cabins, designed with families in mind. About 73% of all staterooms are with private balconies.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

New and creative dining options are available onboard MSC Seaside. Expect the Fusion Restaurant with speciality dining and VIP Fine Dining Restaurant. The 9 onboard eateries feature cuisines from all around the world including the Pan-Asian restaurant via the 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 Seaside restaurants and food bars.

  • Main restaurants (dining rooms) offer traditional Italian cuisine and wines. Dining rooms are open for Breakfast (7-9:30 am), Lunch (12-noon - 2 pm_ and Dinner with 2 fixed seatings (7 pm and 9:30 pm) with a 
  • Asian Market Kitchen by Roy Yamaguchi includes Pan Asian restaurant by Roy Yamaguchi (12-seat, size 100 m2, Deck 16), Sushi Food Bar by Roy Yamaguchi (32-seat, size 170 m2, Deck 16), Teppanyaki restaurant by Roy Yamaguchi (72-seat, size 100 m2, Deck 16)
  • Butcher’s Cut (72-seat American steakhouse with exclusive Chef's Table, size 225 m2, Deck 16)
  • Golden Sand (922-seat Main Restaurant, size 1670 m2, Deck 5)
  • Main dining rooms (restaurants) offer traditional Italian cuisine and wines. Dining rooms are open for Breakfast (7-9:30 am), Lunch (12-noon - 2 pm and Dinner with 2 fixed seatings (7 pm and 9:30 pm) with a 7-course dinner menu that also includes vegan and vegetarian meals.
  • L'Atelier Bistrot (77-seat Bistrot with dedicated food and drinks, size 670 m2, Deck 8)
  • Marketplace Restaurant and Buffet (1.000-seat Main buffet with outdoor promenade areas, size 2071 m2, Deck 8)
  • Ocean Cay by Ramon Freixa (40-seat seafood specialty restaurant, size 130 m2, Deck 16)
  • Ocean Point Restaurant and Buffet (450-seat buffet restaurant dedicated for families and kids, size 1050 m2, Deck 16)
  • Silver Dolphin (806-seat Main restaurant, size 1475 m2, Deck 6)
  • Champagne Bar (94-seat champagne bar with cold precious food, size 670 m2, Deck 7)
  • Garage Club (35-seat discotheque, bar, hot dogs, size 181 m2, Deck 7).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MSC Seaside is specifically designed for warm climates. The concept behind MSC Cruises Seaside 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 Technogym fitness equipment and private MSC Yacht Club, with a restaurant, lounge and solarium. 

Signature activity areas include Adventure Trail outdoor playground (rope courses, bridges, crawl-through slides) and Zip-Line (length 130 m / 430 ft). The aqua park has 5 waterslides, interactive Slideboarding tube (combining video games, music, lights, 112-m water slide), Aquatube (innertube slide), 2x high-speed racing slides and 1x family flume-type slide. The waterpark also has 2 separate kids playgrounds (AquaPlay and AquaSpray).

Additional amenities include complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service and Supervised Children Program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry. Follows the complete list of MSC Seaside lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Seaside Atrium (served by Atrium Bar in the Lobby area)
  • Medical Centre (16-seat Infirmary, size 251 m2, Deck 4)
  • MSC Excursions Point (size 54 m2, Deck 8)
  • MSC Excursions Office (74-seat, size 400 m2, Deck 6)
  • MSC Future Cruise ( 19-seat cruise consultant office, size 126 m2, Deck 5)
  • Reception, Guest Service (32-seat, size 270 m2, Deck 5)
  • Business Centre (21-seat, size 47 m2, Deck 6)
  • Haven Lounge (212-seat, stage/dance floor surface 63 m2, size 820 m2, Deck 7)
  • Haven Lounge (187-seat lounge and bar, size 820 m2, Deck 7)
  • Metropolitan Theatre (934-seat theatre, shows, conferences, size 1313 m2, stage/dance floor surface 190 m2, Deck 6 / 7). Metropolitan Theatre hosts live classical concerts, operas and 7x Broadway-style show productions on a rotating basis. Of those 7, 4 are performed nightly, each including 5 singers, 15 dancers, 14 variety artists.
  • Seaside Lounge (95-seat, stage/dance floor surface 16 m2, size 301 m2, and 97-seat cocktails and drinks, size 47 m2, Deck 8)
  • Jungle Beach Bar (210-seat indoor pool bar, size 950 m2, Deck 18)
  • Platinum Casino (35-seat casino lower bar, size 120 m2, and 237-seat casino and bar, size 1150 m2, Deck 7)
  • Seaside Bar (77-seat Pre-dinner cocktail bar, size 508 m2, Deck 5)
  • Shine Bar (143-seat pre-dinner cocktail bar, size 600 m2, Deck 6)
  • Sports Bar (160-seat drinks and finger food bar, size 425 m2, Deck 8)
  • Venchi 1878 Chocolate Bar (90-seat chocolate factory and coffee bar with an open kitchen by Venchi, size 520 m2, Deck 6)
  • Venchi 1878 Gelato and Creperie (66-seat ice cream bar and creperie by Venchi, Deck 7)
  • Wine and Cocktails (59-seat welcome bar with wine tasting area, size 211 m2, Deck 16)
  • Aurea Bar (80-seat sundeck bar, Deck 19)
  • Miramar Bar (78-seat bar with panoramic sea view, Deck 19)
  • Panorama Bar (156-seat ice cream bar, dance floor on the pool, Deck 16)
  • Sunset Beach Bar (75-seat outdoor poolside bar, Deck 7)
  • Accessories (fine bags, accessories, size 64 m2, Deck 6)
  • Art Gallery (8-seat, size 200 m2, Deck 5)
  • Boutique Monobrand (fashion shop for men, women and kids, size 64 m2, Deck 6)
  • Bridge of Sighs (bridge with glass balustrades, Deck 16)
  • Broadcasting Room (4-seat recording room, size 14 m2, Deck 8)
  • Emotions-Immersive Gallery (50-seat emotional photo gallery, size 218 m2, Deck 5)
  • Fashion Jewellery Shop (jewellery and watches, size 55 m2, Deck 8)
  • Fine Watches and Jewellery Shop (jewellery and accessories, size 67 m2, Deck 6)
  • Garage Club (35-seat disco nightclub and bar, size 181 m2, Deck 7)
  • Infinity Bridge (outdoor glass bridge, size 106 m2, Deck 8)
  • Mini Mall (duty-free shop for tobaccos, liquors and snacks, size 110 m2, Deck 6)
  • MSC Shop (logo shop, size 67 m2, Deck 8)
  • Panorama Pool (Sundeck, Deck 16)
  • Perfumes and Cosmetics Shop (size 104 m2, Deck 6)
  • Piazza Grande (square with live music, pastry and ice cream bar, Deck 6)
  • Seaside Lounge (97-seat cocktails and drinks, size 301 m2, Deck 8)
  • The Billiard Room (24-seat library with pool table, Deck 7)
  • The Gallery (Jewellery Gallery, size 26 m2, Deck 8)
  • The Piazza (indoor square with bars and shops, Deck 8)
  • Watches and Sunglasses Shop (size 60 m2, Deck 7)
  • Waterfront Boardwalk (Waterfront Promenade, Deck 8)
  • Zip Line (2 separate zip lines of 105 m each, Deck 19)
  • Adventure Trail (hanging bridge, Deck 20)
  • Arcade Games (virtual games arcade, size 73 m2, Deck 7)
  • Bowling (2 full-size bowling alleys, size 100 m2, Deck 7)
  • Baby Club CHICCO (dedicated area for babies by Chicco, under 3 years, size 80 m2, Deck 18)
  • Doremi Studio (100-seat kids and families cinema theatre, size 130 m2, Deck 18)
  • F1 Simulator (Formula 1 virtual simulator, Deck 7)
  • Interactive XD Cinema (8-seat Interactive XD Dark Ride Cinema 5D, size 64 m2, Deck 7)
  • Junior Club LEGO (LEGO play area, 7-11 years, size 70 m2, Deck 18)
  • Mini Club LEGO (LEGO play area, 3-6 years, size 100 m2, Deck 18)
  • Teen Club (teenagers playroom, 15-17 years, size 28 m2, Deck 18)
  • Young Club (dedicated area for young, 12-14 years, size 56 m2, Deck 18)
  • MSC AUREA SPA and FITNESS (size 2300 m2)
  • Barber Shop (men's wellness and male grooming treatments, size 2300 m2, Deck 8)
  • Beauty Parlor (makeup-waxing-nail services, Deck 8)
  • Jean Louis David Hair Salon (cut, colour, style and other treatments, Deck 8)
  • Nail Salon (from a quick touch-up to luxurious relaxing treatments for hands and feet, Deck 8)
  • Massages and Treatments (treatment rooms, Deck 8)
  • Medi SPA (botox, filler, anti-ageing facials and body treatments, acupuncture, Deck 8)
  • Reception (reception desk and welcome area, Deck 8)
  • SPA Gym and Shop (Tailored shopping for haircare, skincare, and beauty products from premium brands, as well as sportswear from Emporio Armani, Deck 8)
  • Solarium (cutting-edge equipment provides safe tan with a golden, deep and lasting colour, Deck 8)
  • Thalasso Room (signature thalasso body treatments, Deck 8)
  • Thermal Area (dark/bright sensory steam bath, Finnish Sauna Room, emotional showers, geyser Kneipp, salt relax, snow room, blower pool, heated benches, Deck 8)
  • TOP 19 Exclusive Solarium (solarium, whirlpool bath, kids not allowed, Deck 19)
  • Yoga (Deck 8)
  • MSC Gym Powered by Technogym (fitness centre, size 870 m2, Deck 8)
  • MSC Sports Arena (100-seat, with tennis, five-a-side football, volleyball, basketball, size 450 m2, Deck 20)
  • Forest Aquaventure Park (aquapark with water play area, size 970 m2, Deck 18 / 19)
  • Jungle Pool Lounge (240-seat pool deck with Magrodome / sliding glass roof, size 1500 m2, Deck 18)
  • Panorama Pool (550-seat pool deck, size 2555 m2, Deck 16)
  • Sunset Beach Pool (168-seat lower pool, size 1045 m2, Deck 7)
  • Concierge Area (Reception with 24-hour concierge service, Deck 16)
  • MSC AUREA SPA (Priority lift access to MSC Aurea Spa, two dedicated massage rooms, size 2410 m2, Deck 8)
  • 86 Suites with 24-hour butler service (Deck 16 / 18)
  • Top Sail Lounge (174-seat panoramic lounge, with an indoor and outdoor bar, size 377 m2, Deck 16)
  • MSC YACHT CLUB Restaurant (128-seat exclusive restaurant, size 630 m2, Deck 18)
  • MSC YACHT CLUB Sundeck and Pool (112-seat TOP 19 Solarium, size 1600 m2, Deck 19) is an exclusive sundeck area with Swimming Pool, 2 Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs), Grill (buffet restaurant) and Bar (beverages).

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Seaside is the first of the Seaside-class MSC newbuilds and the first MSC cruise vessel christened in the USA (December 21, 2017, in PortMiami). In 2017, Seaside was also the largest passenger ship ever built by Fincantieri. The second Seaside-class ship (MSC Seaview) was delivered in June 2018. There was also an option for a third Seaside-class ship (scheduled delivery 2021). The other MSC vessel launched in 2017 (May) was MSC Meraviglia.

Samsung supported near-field communication systems allowing passengers to use a digital device (smartphone, sail card or bracelet) to locate themselves or their companions on the ship. The new technology also allows cabin access and making onboard payments. Interactive screens throughout the ship allow excursion booking and making restaurant reservations

On June 22, 2015, was held the steel cutting ceremony at Fincantieri’s Monfalcodne shipyard (Trieste, Italy). On March 4, 2016, was held the keel-laying ceremony, during which a 550-ton keel block was laid to officially start the ship's construction. On April 21, 2016, at the shipyard was held the coin ceremony. During this traditional event, shipbuilders place special edition coins to bless the new vessel and to bring luck.

The vessel was floated out on November 26, 2016, and completed (delivered to MSC) on November 29, 2017. During the delivery ceremony, MSC announced the order of two "Seaside EVO" class ships from Fincantieri (contract value EUR 1,8 billion). The new ships are bigger (16 m longer, 17,330 GT tons heavier, capacity 467 more passengers) in comparison to the sisterships Seaview and Seaside. The EVO-class newbuilds deliveries were scheduled for 2021 (Seashore) and 2023 (TBN).

The company Shores Global LLC provided all the vessel's outdoor wicker furniture (on passenger cabin balconies and poolside). Over 3000 pieces (deckchairs and sun loungers) were produced and delivered at the Fincantieri shipyard in October 2017. The company is a major cruise ship furniture supplier, offering consulting (fabrics and materials) as well as production process management.

Fun fact is that on November 30, 2017 (during ship's launch) the company Marlink (world's largest independent satellite Internet provider) provided over 0,5 gigabit per second throughput on its Sealink VSAT network. Seaside's record-breaking Internet throughput was enabled on Intelsat’s new EpicNG satellites. Marlink is MSC Cruises fleet provider of satellite Internet via optimized "cloud of bandwidth". As of 2017, Marlink had as part of its Sealink network 25 satellites and 32 overlapping beams.

MSC Seaside cruise ship construction

Ship's official naming ceremony was held in Miami on December 21, 2017, and hosted by Mario Lopez. The event's headline entertainer was Ricky Martin (Puerto Rican singer) performing live some of his hit songs.  Another stage performer was Andrea Bocelli (Italian crossover tenor) accompanied by Haitian kids chorus. Among the VIP guests was Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins NFL player). In October 2017, MSC signed an exclusive partnership deal with Miami Dolphins, which allows MSC cruise passengers the exclusive Miami Dolphins experience at sea, as well as to meet team alumni on a sports-themed cruise on MSC Seaside in 2018.

Ship's godmother is Sophia Loren (Italian film actress), who names each new MSC cruise vessel since 2003.

The new vessel design features a novel marine architecture and 2 engine rooms (located forward and aft). Also are implemented new technologies for better efficiency to lower fuel consumption. The ship is powered by all four / two pairs of Wartsila marine diesel engines (model 12V46F) with total power output 62,4 MW.

MSC's Dolphins Fan Cruise

Itinerary March 17-24 (the 7-day Caribbean and Antilles roundtrip from Miami to Nassau Bahamas, St Thomas USVI and St Johns Antigua) was officially themed "Dolphins Fan Cruise". This special voyage was a result of the 3-year partnership between MSC and the NFL team. The sports-themed voyage will be hosted annually over the next 3 years (2017-2020). The 2018 voyage's prices started from USD 700 per person (balcony cabin rates based on double occupancy).

During these sports-theme cruises, passengers have the opportunities to interact in person with team alumni. The list of pre-scheduled onboard activities includes:

  • Meet team's legends Joe Rose, Kim Bokamper, Nat Moore, Patrick Surtain, Sam Madison, Terry Kirby.
  • Take autographs from the alumni, and get a photo with the team's cheerleaders.
  • Cheer alongside the team’s cheerleaders and hype up the crowd with the mascot TD (The Dolphin).
  • Enjoy special performances by cheer squad and the mascot.
  • Get to know former players during Q&A sessions.

On April 28, 2018, the ship hosted the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders for the team's annual calendar shoot. The cheerleaders' team hosted special onboard show programming.

  • Via the company's "Save & Sail" summer promotion, potential MSC cruise customers had the chance to book a balcony stateroom on the "Cheerleaders voyage" starting at USD 650 pp. The off-promo prices started from USD 1098 pp (Inside Cabin rates with double occupancy).
  • The Cheerleaders cruise itinerary (April 28 - May 5) was a 7-day roundtrip from Miami to St Maarten Island, Puerto Rico and Bahamas (Nassau).

Caribbean cruise itineraries 2017

MSC Seaside sails year-round cruises from USA Florida (home-port Miami) to the Caribbean, starting December 2017. In early 2015, MSC announced that the ship's year-round Miami-based operations would benefit from the newly expanded and dedicated to MSC cruise ships exclusively berth and cruise terminal at PortMiami.

  • In mid-December 2015, MSC opened the Seaside ship for booking. The Inaugural cruise departed out of Miami on December 21, 2017. Bookings were opened first for MSC Voyager Club Members only (Dec 15 through 29), which also received their 5% booking discount (standard for all Voyagers Club members) plus (as a bonus) an all-Inclusive drink package. The MSC Classic beverage package is applicable to 1st and 2nd guest in the cabin and on 7-night or longer MSC Seaside cruises only.
  • On Dec 29, 2015, bookings were opened to the general public. MSC Seaside deals also offered the Classic all-Inclusive drink package for all bookings made by Jan 31, 2016.
  • Initial booking prices started from USD 590 pp (double occupancy inside cabin rates).

Homeport Miami departures are at 7 pm. Ports of call times are as follow:

  • Nassau Bahamas (12 am - 8 pm)
  • Ocean Cay Bahamas (9 am - 11:55 pm) - MSC Cruises private island
  • Cozumel Mexico (10 am - 6 pm)
  • Ocho Rios Jamaica (11 am - 5 pm)
  • St Thomas USVI (8 am - 4 pm) - US Virgin Islands
  • Grand Cayman (9 am - 4 pm)
  • San Juan Puerto Rico (7 am - 2 pm)

Prices on 7-day Eastern Caribbean or 7-day Western Caribbean cruises out of Miami are similar and start from around $640 per person.

  • The 7-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary visits Bahamas (Nassau), USVI (St Thomas, overnight stay), Puerto Rico (San Juan), Ocean Cay (Bahamas private island).
  • The 7-day Western Caribbean itinerary visits Jamaica (Ocho Rios), Grand Cayman, Mexico (Cozumel), Ocean Cay (Bahamas private island).

Inaugural Cruise 2017

Next tables show the ship's Inaugural Cruise itineraries as ports of call, port times and sequences between ports.

(repositioning) 20 nights / 21 days inaugural Transatlantic cruise from Venice to Miami. Prices started from USD 2530 pp (double occupancy inside cabin). Initial booking prices started from USD 1730 pp (or USD 87 per day). Passengers in Aurea, Bella, Fantastica or Wellness cabin categories received a free beverage package, plus 30% laundry discount and 3 complimentary shore excursions.

Date / TimePort
01 DecDeparting from Venice, Italy
03 Dec 12:00 - 20:00Messina, Sicily, Italy
05 Dec 09:00 - 23:00Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain
06 Dec 10:00 - 18:00Barcelona, Spain
08 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Cadiz, Spain
10 Dec 08:00 - 17:00Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
16 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Philipsburg, St Maarten Island
17 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Saint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI
18 Dec 08:00 - 02:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
21 DecArriving in Miami, Florida

7 nights / 8 days roundtrip Inaugural Caribbean And Antilles cruise from Miami. Prices started from USD 1130 pp (double occupancy inside cabin).

Date / TimePort
23 DecDeparting from Miami, Florida
26 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Philipsburg, St Maarten Island
27 Dec 07:00 - 17:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
29 Dec 10:00 - 18:00Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
30 DecArriving in Miami, Florida

(back-to-back / B2B) 14 nights / 15 days roundtrip the Caribbean And Antilles B2B cruise from Miami. Prices started from USD 1920 pp (double occupancy inside cabin).

Date / TimePort
23 DecDeparting from Miami, Florida
26 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Philipsburg, St Maarten Island
27 Dec 07:00 - 17:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
29 Dec 10:00 - 18:00Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
30 Dec 07:00 - 19:00Miami, Florida
01 Jan 09:00 - 17:00Ocho Rios, Jamaica
02 Jan 08:00 - 16:00George Town, Grand Cayman Island
03 Jan 10:00 - 18:00Cozumel, Mexico
05 Jan 10:00 - 18:00Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
06 JanArriving in Miami, Florida

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