MSC Cruises marked a big milestone for their upcoming ship, MSC Seaside earlier this morning. Fincantieri shipyard in Italy and the cruise line held the traditional maritime coin ceremony for the upcoming build. Seaside is the first of up to 3 of MSC’s next-gen Seaside-class ships, and is set to enter service in December 2017. She will sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean, and will be the first ship of MSC’s fleet to be christened in the US.
MSC Seaside will be over 1,000 feet long and 160,000 tons, accommodating over 4,000 guests. She is the first of two identical ships in the Seaside generation, with her sister ship to be delivered a year later – in 2018.
The Caribbean & Ocean Cay
Once delivered, MSC Seaside will sail three western and eastern Caribbean itineraries, visiting the Bahamas, Mexico, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. The itineraries will complement MSC Divina’s itineraries, which also sails from Miami. Additionally, Seaside will call in the cruise line’s private destination, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. With 6 distinct