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MSC Seaside

Capacity
4134
Crew
1413
Tonnage
154,000 GT
Length
323 m
First voyage
2017
Decks
17

MSC Seaside is a Seaside-class cruise ship currently owned and operated by MSC Cruises. As the lead vessel of the Seaside class, she lends her name to the company's Seaside class. At 153,516 GT, she would become the largest cruise ship ever to be constructed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, and the 14th largest cruise ship in the world, behind Norwegian Epic, upon her delivery in December 2017.

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MSC Seaside

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
4134
Crew: 
1413
Tonnage: 
154,000 GT
Length: 
323 m
Beam: 
41 m
First voyage: 
2017
Decks: 
17

MSC Seaside is a Seaside-class cruise ship currently owned and operated by MSC Cruises. As the lead vessel of the Seaside class, she lends her name to the company's Seaside class. At 153,516 GT, she would become the largest cruise ship ever to be constructed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, and the 14th largest cruise ship in the world, behind Norwegian Epic, upon her delivery in December 2017.

History

Construction

On 22 May 2014, MSC Cruises announced that they had ordered two new 154,000 GT cruise ships from Fincantieri. The new order was based on the Seaside prototype, with each ship costing €700 million each.

On 17 March 2015, MSC Cruises announced that the new ship would be named MSC Seaside, lending her name to the class of the sister ships that would follow. It was also announced that she would be sailing year-round from PortMiami to the Caribbean.

Construction officially began on MSC Seaside with the celebration of the first steel-cutting on 22 June 2015 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. On 4 March 2016, her keel-laying was performed, in which the first 550-ton block of the ship was laid, marking the beginning of the hull's assembly. Her coin ceremony was celebrated on 21 April 2016. The ship was floated out of the shipyard on 26 November 2016. She performed her first set of sea trials for 72 hours in late-August 2017 before finishing her final outfitting.

Debut

MSC Seaside was delivered to MSC Cruises on 29 November 2017 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone. Her madrina, Asya Aponte, granddaughter of Gianluigi Aponte, MSC's founder and chairman, performed the honors at the delivery ceremony when she cut the ribbon to let the bottle of champagne strike the hull. The ship then departed the shipyard for Trieste and officially entered service on 1 December 2017 upon leaving Trieste for her 22-night maiden voyage, a transatlantic to PortMiami for her christening.

MSC Seaside was christened on 21 December 2017 by her godmother, Sophia Loren, at PortMiami's Terminal B, making her the first MSC cruise ship to be christened in North America. The ceremony was hosted by Mario Lopez and featured performances by Andrea Bocelli and Ricky Martin. MSC Seaside departed for her 14-night inaugural cruise on 23 December 2017 from Miami, which visited Antigua and Barbuda, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and Cozumel in Mexico.

Operational career

Between 2017 and 2020, MSC Seaside sailed week-long itineraries to the Caribbean from PortMiami year-round.

In summer 2021, MSC Seaside will operate her first full season of Mediterranean voyages.

Design and specifications

The overall architecture of MSC Seaside is based on Fincantieri's Project Mille, a prototype that had not been executed 12 years since its initial conceptualization. Project Mille's prototype featured the diesel generators at midship, a wider hull, a narrower superstructure, and a relocation of heavy-weight public areas to lower decks to lower the ship's center of gravity. MSC Seaside's current design reflects these features, along with a midship engine room and funnels, a wider boardwalk promenade along both sides of the ship, and a wider aft promenade deck that houses a large pool complementing those located on the top decks. The aft promenade deck is positioned at the base of the narrow, tower-like structure that houses cabins in the ship's aft. Other features and accommodations included on MSC Seaside are a water park custom-designed by WhiteWater West on the top deck, the MSC Yacht Club luxury area spanning five decks, which hosts passengers paying a premium for enhanced accommodations and amenities, three themed restaurants, a bowling alley, and a theater.

MSC Seaside has 18 decks and a length of 323 metres (1,060 ft), a draft of 8.8 metres (29 ft), a depth of 12.1 metres (40 ft), and a beam of 41 metres (135 ft). The maximum passenger capacity is 5,119, with a crew complement of 1,413. She is also powered by a diesel-electric genset system, with four Wärtsilä engines driving GE Marine electrical equipment, equipped with exhaust scrubbers to contend with soot. Main propulsion is via two propellers, each driven by a 20 megawatts (27,000 hp) electric motor; four forward and three aft 3.1 megawatts (4,200 hp) thrusters allow for close-quarters maneuvering. The system gives the vessel a service speed of 21.3 knots (39.4 km/h; 24.5 mph).

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Attractions on MSC Seaside


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Ocean Cay Restaurant

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A mouthwatering menu of sophisticated fish dishes and other recipes, made with the freshest ingredients and complemented by a wonderful wine list: these are the magic ingredients of the luxury fish...
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MSC Shop

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Infuse your cruise with gifts that spark magical memories of your voyage across the waves!
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Art Gallery

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Take a walk and admire the real masterpieces showcased in the ship's Art Gallery. It's an excellent way to relax and plunge into the world of art.
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Shine Bar

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It's a perfect place to have a snack, to refresh yourself with some tasty cocktail, and just to enjoy everything happening around!
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Thalasso

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Relax and renew your soul and body with Spa treatments.
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The Gallery

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Exquisite jewellery from world masters is waiting for you in the ship's Gallery.
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Miami Beach Pool

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Take a dip or just relax with some cocktail near the pool - it's your choice, it's your time! BTW, are you ready to dance till you drop on the dance floor right on the pool?
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MSC Yacht Club Sundeck and Bar

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It is a private open area with its own swimming pool, whirlpool baths, sun deck and bar. It is one amazing all-inclusive cruise deal you don't want to miss out on. Only for members of MSC Yacht Club
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Emotional Photo Gallery

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It is a unique collection of works of the ship's photographers. You can not only admire them but also purchase to bring fresh notes to your home interior.
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Ipanema Restaurant

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MSC Seaside's main restaurants serve a mouthwatering blend of freshly prepared Mediterranean cuisine and international specialties in elegant surroundings.