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  • msc-seaside-Asian-Market-Kitchen.jpg - Head to Asian Market Kitchen by Roy Yamaguchi on MSC Seaside for upscale Asian cuisine.
  • msc-seaside-Bistrot-la-Boheme.jpg - Take in the passing seascapes while dining at Bistrot la Bohème on MSC Seaside.
  • msc-seaside-butchers-cut.jpg - Head to Butcher’s Cut for a traditional steakhouse experience on MSC Seaside.
  • msc-seaside-Ipanema-Restaurant.jpg - Ipanema Restaurant is one of the main restaurants on MSC Seaside.
  • msc-seaside-MSC-Yacht-Club-Restaurant.jpg - MSC Yacht Club guests gain access to a fine-dining restaurant on MSC Seaside.
  • msc-seaside-Ocean-Cay-Restaurant.jpg - Ocean Cay is the intimate 32-seat specialty restaurant on MSC Seaside.
  • msc-seaside-Seashore-Restaurant.jpg - A look at the Seashore Restaurant, one of the complimentary dining venues on MSC Seaside.
  • msc-seaside-balcony-stateroom.jpg - Step out onto the veranda in a balcony stateroom on MSC Seaside.
  • msc-seaside-interior-stateroom.jpg - A look at an interior stateroom on MSC Seaside.
  • msc-seaside-atrium.jpg - The Atrium and Champagne Bar on MSC Seaside.
  • msc-seaside-bowling-alley.jpg - You’ll find a full bowling alley waiting for your strikes and spares on MSC Seaside.
  • msc-seaside-Haven-Lounge.jpg - Kick back with a cool drink at the Haven Lounge on deck 7 of MSC Seaside.
  • msc-seaside-Junior-Club-Lego.jpg - Little ones can put their building skills to the test at at Junior Club Lego aboard MSC Seaside.
  • msc-seaside-spa.jpg - The MSC Aurea Spa features a massage cabin and accompanying Thalassotherapy pool on MSC Seaside.
  • msc-seaside-zipline.jpg -  MSC Seaside offers onboard ziplining for guests looking for an adrenaline jolt.
  • msc-seaside-at-sea.jpg - MSC Seaside will appeal to cruise passengers looking for a wide range of activities and the latest cutting-edge technology.
  • msc-seaside-at-sea2.jpg - MSC Seaside offers mostly 7-night Mediterranean cruises to such destinations as Rome, Marseille and Mallorca.
  • msc-seaside-aerial.jpg - The 4,132-passenger MSC Seaside features sailings in and around the Mediterranean.

MSC Seaside: Smartship cruising in the Mediterranean

Health advisory: MSC Cruises has different vaccine requirements for guests that vary by cruise port. Here is a summary of its vaccination and testing rules.


Swiss-based MSC Cruises launched the next-generation smartship MSC Seaside in December 2017 to cruise the Caribbean. The megaship holds 4,132 passengers at double occupancy and 5,179 at maximum capacity. 

Here are some design highlights you'll find on MSC Seaside: 

  • The ship features an elegant design with innovative touches and revolutionary architecture, including bringing guests closer to the ocean for a memorable experience.
  • With connecting inside and outside public areas, you'll find a waterfront promenade that wraps around the ship, offering a variety of places to shop, dine and sunbathe while panoramic elevators provide breathtaking sea views.
  • The ship offers a large, interactive Aquapark at Sea. She will be the first cruise ship to feature slide boarding technology, combining a slide and an interactive game, ensuring fun for the entire family. 

State-of-the-art tech

MSC Seaside introduces a new generation of smart ships for MSC Cruises. New technical advances include:

  • Near Field Communication (NFC) on a bracelet and a smartphone app opens your stateroom door, lets you add drink charges to your room and enables a range of different options including geo-location of children.
  • Interactive screens to make it simple to select excursions as well as book shows and restaurants.
  • iBeacon technology that is customized to each guests’ specific preferences so that they will never miss their favorite experiences and will be able to communicate with mobile devices and receive push notifications about relevant information and offers.

Who will like sailing on MSC Seaside

MSC Seaside will appeal to active cruise passengers looking for the latest and greatest in cruising as well as ships with cutting-edge technology. The ship appeals to both families with kids who like thrilling waterslides and tech-savvy younger cruisers who'll enjoy sharing their sun-splashed experiences on social media. 

Where MSC Seaside sails

MSC Seaside offers mostly 7-night Mediterranean cruises to such destinations as Rome, Marseille and Mallorca. In the winter the ship repositions to South America with sailings to seaports along the coast of Brazil. 

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Atrium & Champagne Bar
  • Where: Decks 5-8

  • What: Ziplining on the ship
  • Where: Deck 19

  • What: Bowling alley
  • Where: Deck 7

Top dining options on board

Seashore restaurant

  • Style: Mediterranean & international
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Butcher's Cut

  • Style: Traditional steakhouse
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Ipanema Restaurant

  • Style: Mediterranean
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Fast facts

4,132 Passengers [?]
1,413 Crew
19 Decks
2017 Maiden voyage
154,000 Tonnage [?]
1,060 Length in feet
135 Width in feet (max beam)
25 speed (mph) [?]

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