Construction begins for MSC Seaside | Cruise News – June 22, 2015
Construction begins for MSC Seaside
Cruise News – June 22, 2015
MSC Cruises held a steel-cutting ceremony today for its next generation cruise ship, MSC Seaside, marking the first major milestone for the first MSC Cruises ship to make its way straight from the shipyard to the United States.
The 154,000-ton, 4,140-passenger (double capacity) ship will be the largest ever built by Fincantieri and is set to arrive and be christened in Miami in December 2017, the first time an MSC Cruises ship is christened in the United States.
MSC Seaside will feature bold design, leading-edge technology, a 360-degree seafront promenade, and an originally designed, interactive aqua park with five water slides and attractions for all ages.
In addition, there will be open modular connected staterooms — convertible staterooms that can accommodate up to 10 people — for families and groups, as well as luxury suites with private Jacuzzis and hanging gardens. An enhanced MSC Yacht Club will include a private solarium, lounge, and pool.
“For MSC Seaside, we chose a name that speaks of our vision for cruising in warm-weather locations, the proximity with the sea, the joy of traveling, and discovering the wonders of sunny climates in a unique setting,” said Gianni Onorato, MSC Cruises CEO. “We call it ‘the ship that follows the sun’ and it will offer a truly remarkable experience for families, sun worshippers, and adventurers.”
MSC Seaside will offer year-round cruises from Miami starting in December 2017.
MSC Meraviglia, MSC Cruises’ other next-generation ship, is set to debut in the summer of 2017, and will have three major ports of embarkation during its inaugural season in the Mediterranean: Barcelona, Genoa, and Marseille.
Photo: MSC Cruises
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