MSC announced a slew of details about their newest ship, Seashore, on February 18th. Is there anything more exciting than a new cruise ship? We say no. There’s definitely a lot to look forward to when it comes to Seashore. It is set to debut this August with some Mediterranean itineraries followed by a U.S. debut three months later. Let’s take a look at the details that we have so far.
Seashore is going to join the Seaside class. This class is smaller than the Meraviglia and Meraviglia Plus classes, but bigger than the rest of the MSC classes. As of now, there are only two other ships in this class: MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview. Seashore will join the Seaside class as its biggest ship, checking in at 169,500 tons. It is 1112 feet long (this makes it MSC’s longest ship) and 243 feet high, and it will be able to fit 5877 total travelers. MSC is also planning to follow it up with a sister ship in 2023.
Unique design features
Seashore isn’t going to totally reinvent the wheel. It is instead planned as a natural evolution of the existing MSC fleet. With that said, it will still boast a variety of unique design features to make it stand out from the other MSC ships. Deck 16 features a glass-floored bridge known as the Bridge of Sighs (we like the poetic edge!). This is located directly above another very cool aspect of the ship: the infinity pool. This will be one of the six pools on the ship, and it definitely sounds like the most interesting. It even has a glass wall so that you can see directly out the side of the ship and towards the horizon.
For many people, the rooms that are available can either make or break a ship. MSC Seashore will have options for everyone. In total, there will be 11 different types of rooms. Those looking for a more luxurious experience will be pleased to know that there will be 50 suites featuring large private balconies. There are even 32 more exclusive rooms that feature private hot tubs.
There aren’t too many changes to the cruise line’s typical restaurant options, but frequent MSC travelers will be pleased to know of one major change. The popular steakhouse Butcher’s Cut will have outdoor dining. This will allow you to look out over the sea as you enjoy dinner. Sounds pretty nice!
There’s still a bit to go until MSC Seashore hits the waters, but we are definitely looking forward to it. It promises to be a healthy addition to an already great fleet. Now we just have to wait for some pictures!