Spotlight: MSC Seaside
MSC Cruises’ newest ship, MSC Seaside, was recently named Best New Ship of 2017 by the cruise review website, Cruise Critic. The 4,134-passenger vessel is the first of MSC’s Seaside Class which will be joined by sister-ship, MSC Seaview in June of this year. The Seaside Class when complete will be the largest cruise ships ever built in Italy. MSC Seaside’s inaugural voyage embarked from Trieste, Italy on December 1st on a 20-night sailing to its eventual home port in Miami. The newest addition to MSC’s fleet was the first of the cruise line to be christened in the United States, held in PortMiami on December 21st.
The 154,000 ton, 1,059-foot, MSC Seaside has 463,000 square feet of public space with panoramic elevators offering ocean views, suspended glass floors and an expansive interactive water park. The aqua park features two decks and is the first MSC vessel with Slidingboard technology which combine a waterslide and a cutting edge interactive game Furthermore, the vessel features a low-level open-air, waterfront promenade with shops, bars, sun deck and alfresco dining while providing the largest ratio of outdoor space of any cruise ship at sea. The ultra-modern ship is specifically designed for warm weather as cabins appear to be more like beachside condos with wraparound balconies.
The state-of-art cruise ship has two main dining rooms along with alternative eateries — Asian Market Kitchen, Butcher’s Cut Steakhouse, Ocean Cay Seafood and Bistrot La Boheme, a French bistro. Amenities and entertainment offers are plentiful with open-air spa treatments, the 426-foot zipline—the longest at sea, 5D movie theater and nightly Broadway-style shows in the Metropolitan Theater.
MSC Seaside will sail out of Miami year-round with Caribbean itineraries embarking and disembarking from a dedicated berth and newly renovated terminal at PortMiami. Special Needs Group is pleased to be serving MSC Cruises’ newest addition having already served guests on the vessel, including its maiden voyage from its homeport on December 23rd.
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