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MSC Seascape: Caribbean sailings on a smartship
MSC Seascape launched in November 2022 as the latest in a line of mega-size smartships from MSC Cruises. The ship holds 4,560 passengers at double capacity and 5,179 people at maximum capacity during its 7- to 14-day Caribbean sailings from Miami.
MSC Seascape features 20 bars and lounges and 11 dining venues while entertainment includes outdoor performances, a theater, a water park and kids' clubs.
The ship offers some cutting-edge tech, such as the RFID wristband that can open cabin doors and pay for drinks and a Family and Friends Locator app that keeps track of fellow shipmates who wear smart wristbands. You'll also find interactive touch screens throughout the ship and a voice-enabled assistant in every cabin.
Seascape is the second ship in the Seaside-EVO Class following MSC Seashore (2021). The Seaside EVO class is somewhat more technologically advanced than the original Seaside class, which launched in 2017.
Who will like sailing on MSC Seascape
MSC Seascape will appeal to active cruise passengers looking for the latest and greatest in cruise technology. The ship has had an uneven rollout, given the number of customer complaints.
Where MSC Seascape sails
MSC Seascape sails mostly 7- and 14-night Caribbean sailings. Ports include Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, Jamaica; Nassau, Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico; San Juan, Puerto Rico; George Town, Cayman Islands; and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Here are the main complimentary dining venues on MSC Seascape:
Green Wave Restaurant, Cala Jondal Restaurant, Aegean Restaurant and Skyline Restaurant: The ship's main dining room is split into these four venues across three decks. The menu is a blend of freshly prepared Mediterranean cuisine and international specialties. The elegantly appointed surroundings provide a more intimate experience for diners than a large dining hall, though passengers are assigned a restaurant and seating time; guests are free to try a different restaurant as a walk-in. Skyline is exclusive to passengers staying in one of the Aurea category cabins.
Marketplace Buffet & Biscayne Bay Buffet: Two buffets with indoor and outdoor seating, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring items like pizza and grill options.
Butcher’s Cut: A fine dining steakhouse, this specialty restaurant has an extensive menu and a la carte brunch on sea days.
Ocean Cay: This nautically themed eatery offers a prix fixe or a la carte menu with sea views.
Kaito Teppanaki: The second largest of the specialty restaurants, at Kaito you sit around an iron griddle table with fellow diners while the chef puts his knife entertainment skills. Look for dishes of sushi and sashimi, miso soup, salmon, prawns, sirloin and fried rice, plus spiced pineapple with matcha ice cream for dessert.
Kaito Sushi Bar: A more informal option, Kaito Sushi actually has a conveyor belt that rolls by with small plates of sushi and sashimi to choose from, color coded by prices in the $6 to $14 range.
Hola! Tacos & Cantina: With a menu inspired by Mexico City's street dining scene, Hola! is an authentic, accessible venue that will impress those in the mood for Mexican fare.
MSC Yacht Club Restaurant: Exclusive to MSC Yacht Club members, the venue offers daily menus with high-end cuts of meat and other premium options.
Venchi 1878 Chocolate Bar & Gelato & Creperie: Here's the place for sweet treats like gelato, coffee drinks and crepes in partnership with Italian chocolatier Venchi.
MSC Seascape is built for family fun. Robotron, a state-of-the-art robotic arm, delivers a one-of-a-kind thrill ride nearly 175 feet above the sea. Take in 360-degree views as you soar over the deck, flip upside down and move in all directions.
From the ship's signature Infinity Pool in the aft to the main Marina Pool with a 360-degree water fountain island and in-pool loungers, six refreshing pools await when you’re ready to take a dip, as well as multiple whirlpools, including some with infinity views, for when it’s time to relax.
The whole family will get a kick out of Pirates Cove Aquapark, complete with virtual reality technology and interactive water features. An expansive futuristic-themed Kids Club, dedicated Teens Club, sports complex, and racecar and river-rafting simulators keep all ages entertained.
Here are the main stateroom categories on MSC Seaside:
Balcony Cabin: A popular choice for up to four guests, providing a private outdoor space to enjoy the sea views.
Oceanview Cabin: Accommodates four guests and offers a window for ocean views.
Interior Cabin: An inside option for up to four guests, focusing on comfort and value.
SuperFamily Plus Balcony Cabin: Designed for larger families, accommodating up to 10 guests in interconnected rooms with balconies.
SuperFamily Balcony Cabin: Ideal for families of six, offering interconnected rooms and shared balconies.
Handicap/Wheelchair-Accessible Cabins: Specially designed for accessibility, these cabins offer more space and are equipped for guests with mobility needs.
And here are the options for booking a suite on board:
MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite with Balcony Jacuzzi: Luxurious suite accommodating four guests, featuring a spacious balcony with a whirlpool bath.
MSC Yacht Club Deluxe Suite: Offers a premium stay for up to four passengers, complete with a private balcony.
MSC Yacht Club Interior Suite: A cozy option for two with exclusive Yacht Club amenities, minus the balcony.
2-Bedroom Grand Suite Aurea: Accommodates five guests and offers ample space with two bedrooms and a large balcony.
(Balcony Whirlpool) Seaside Suite: A relaxing retreat for five guests, featuring a hot tub on the balcony.
Balcony Suite: Offers comfortable accommodation for four with a private balcony.
If you purchase your specialty dining package ahead of your departure date, you can save up to 40%.