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  • MSC-Seaside-waterslide-rendering-1.jpg - Here's what MSC Seaside's innovative waterslide will look like when she launches in late 2017 (digital rendering).
  • MSC-Seaside-at-sea-rendering2.jpg - MSC Seaside debuts with Caribbean sailings starting in December 2017.
  • MSC-Seaside-pool-area.jpg - The pool area planned for MSC Seaside.
  • MSC-Seaside-waterslide-rendering.jpg - A digital rendering of the waterslides planned on MSC Seaside.
  • MSC-Seaside-News-and-Comedy-Club-Bar.jpg - The News and Comedy Club Bar planned for MSC Seaside.
  • MSC-Seaside-at-sea-rendering.jpg - MSC Seaside debuts with Caribbean sailings starting in December 2017.
  • MSC-Seaside-deck.jpg - A digital rendering of the deck on the upcoming MSC Seaside.
  • MSC-Seaside-panorama-pool.jpg - The Panorama Pool planned for MSC Seaside.
  • msc-seaside-side-night-rendering.jpg - A rendering of a side view of MSC Seaside at night.
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MSC Seaside: Now cruising the Caribbean

Have you sailed on MSC Seaside or are you planning to? Tell us about it. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Swiss-based MSC Cruises launched the next-generation smart ship MSC Seaside in December 2017 to cruise the Caribbean following the launch of sister ship MSC Meraviglia in the Mediterranean in June 2017.

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 will introduce a new generation of smart ships for MSC Cruises. New technical advances will include:

  • Near Field Communication (NFC), using a cruise card, bracelet or smartphone for a range of different options including geo-location of children, stateroom access and onboard payment.
  • 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

Home port: Miami

MSC Seaside will sail a wide range of itineraries in the Caribbean year-round. Bookings are now open. 

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Panorama Pool
  • Where: Pool deck

  • What: Waterslides
  • Where: Aquapark at Sea

  • What: News and Comedy Club Bar
  • Where: Deck 8

Fast facts

5,179 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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