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PHOTOS: MSC shares MSC Seashore designs ahead of August launch

  • Cruises
  •   02-19-2021  7:24 am
  •   Pax Global Media

PHOTOS: MSC shares MSC Seashore designs ahead of August launch
MSC Seashore comes into service this August in the Mediterranean. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

With just six months to go until MSC Seashore comes into service this August in the Mediterranean, MSC Cruises has revealed new details of what it is calling its "most innovative next-generation ships yet."

Building on the design of the Seaside class of ship, aimed at bringing guests closer to the sea, MSC Seashore, the first Seaside EVO ship, has been extended and enhanced with a variety of brand-new features, spaces and experiences for guests. 

This class of ship, renowned for its glamourous design features, is designed to be lived and enjoyed outside and MSC Seashore takes this to a whole new level.

"MSC Seashore represents an evolution of the Seaside class as an extended and further enriched ship," said Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises . "Sixty-five per cent of the public areas have been reimagined to create something truly unique for our guests. The new aft design has allowed us to introduce a brand-new lounge, Cabaret Rouge, spanning two decks with panoramic views of the sea, offering new entertainment experiences."

New Owner's Suite Yacht Club. (MSC)

"The specialty restaurant experience has been completely redesigned with the Chef’s Court on deck 8 making this a go-to destination for bars and restaurants. Each of the pools have been enhanced including an impressive double-deck extended magrodome pool and an incredible Infinity pool at the aft.”

Some of the key highlights of MSC Cruises’ newest flagship include:

  • 13,000 sqm of outdoor space with a wide choice of outdoor bars and dining, pools and deck area for relaxing and sunbathing
  • Six stunning swimming pools with enlarged poolside areas including a spectacular new Infinity Pool and two new Infinity Whirlpools
  • An expansive 540 metre-long waterfront promenade close to the water, ideal for grabbing a drink and al fresco dining or simply taking a stroll to enjoy the fresh sea air
  • The largest and most luxurious MSC Yacht Club spanning 3,000 sqm over four decks with two palatial new Owners Suites
  • 11 different types of cabins and suites with balconies including the coveted aft suits, 50 terraced suites with extended balconies offering up to 15 sqm of private terrace and 32 different suites with outdoor private whirlpools

Longest ship in fleet

At 339 metres, the Company’s new flagship will become the longest ship in the fleet and will be the largest ship ever to be built in Italy by Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and leaders in cruise ship design and construction.

Stand-out design features include the spectacular glass-floored Bridge of Sighs located at the unique vantage point on deck 16 - 22 metres above the Infinity Pool on deck 8, stunning panoramic aft elevators and stylish glass-floor catwalks on either side of the ship on waterfront promenade.

Poolside relaxation 

The pool experience on MSC Seashore has been taken to a new level with enhancements and new features for all six pools.

The aft pool has been redesigned to create an Infinity Pool, which now extends right up to the very end of the aft, with a glass wall offering uninterrupted views of the ocean. 

Infinity pool and cafe. (MSC)

This pool is one of the largest infinity pools at sea, offering a variety of different depths as well as sunbeds sunken in the water. As the pool is close to the water at deck 8, this is the perfect spot to connect with the sea and take in spectacular views from sunrise to sunset.

MSC Seashore introduces two new infinity whirlpool baths — one on each side of the outdoor promenade of Deck 8 — with 20 sea-facing seats so guests can treat themselves to the ultimate relaxation spot with the soothing water jets while enjoying striking sea views.

On Deck 18, the main pool - Long Island Pool offers two different depths so that guests can choose to swim or simply stand and hang-out in the water. 

Long Island Pool deck. (MSC)

The newly-designed area also includes a 360-degree water fountain island in the centre as well as a new lounge space within the pool. In order to enhance this part of the ship further, Long Island Pool, is now connected with the aquapark with a Pirate Cove theme to create an extensive water area. The kids’ clubs are also located on deck 18, making this the go-to deck for all the family.

The Jungle Pool features a larger magrodome that can be closed to create an indoor pool area when needed. This popular area has been enlarged and now includes an additional deck over and around the space, providing new areas for guests to sit and relax. It is then just a convenient short walk to the newly located buffet on deck 16 for a lunchtime snack – perfect for families who enjoy spending time by the pool.

The Sky Bar. (MSC)

Dining & drinking al fresco

The ship offers a wide array of outdoor bar and cafe areas, with some new brand-new areas.

MSC Seashore introduces a new location for the Chef’s Court that houses the five specialty restaurants, which will be moved to Deck 8. 

This new positioning of the specialty restaurants allows for the restaurants to have an improved sea view and MSC Cruises’ signature steakhouse, Butcher's Cut, will offer for the first-time outdoor seating and al fresco dining on the iconic waterfront promenade.

MSC Cruises’ signature steakhouse Butcher's Cut. (MSC)

MSC Seashore’s expansive buffet now includes a new outdoor aft dining area as well as bar – the Sky Bar, which enables guests to enjoy their food outdoors or in the evening relax and unwind at the top of the ship taking in the sea air.

Aurea guests can enjoy the exclusive Top 19 Solarium with its chic outdoor lounge area and bar.

MSC Yacht Club

Located on the coveted foredecks on the ships, spanning four decks and providing sweeping sea views the MSC Yacht Club on MSC Seashore will become the largest and most luxurious in MSC Cruises’ fleet, with almost 3,000 sqm of space.

Guests looking for a premium, all-inclusive cruise experience with private amenities and 24-hour butler service – while still enjoying the recreation and entertainment possibilities that the rest of the ship offers – can choose to sail in the MSC Yacht Club, MSC Cruises’ exclusive ship-within-a-ship concept.

Mediterranean & Caribbean Itineraries

After entering service in August 2021 and spending an inaugural season in the Mediterranean calling at the Italian ports of Genoa, Naples, Messina as well as Valetta in Malta, Barcelona in Spain and Marseille in France, the striking MSC Seashore will head to the U.S. where she will home port in Miami.

Starting November 2021, MSC Seashore will sail 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries, including stops at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises new private island in The Bahamas.

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