ON THE HORIZON
MSC Seaside is set to shine in Miami.
Known already as “the ship that follows the sun,” MSC Seaside is set to debut December 21, 2017, to sail year- round from PortMiami to the Caribbean. The revolutionary new ship will be the first MSC Cruises’ ship to head directly from the shipyard to the United States and the first MSC ship to be christened in the United States.
Ship highlights include new open- modular connected staterooms for large families or groups that accommodate up to 10 people; an enhanced MSC Yacht Club “ship within a ship” concept offering added exclusivity and privacy; a twodeck glass walled atrium and panoramic exterior elevators, with the aft of the ship resembling a Miami Beach high- rise condominium; and a 360- degree seafront promenade designed to bring guests closer to the sea.
Onboard entertainment and activities include an interactive Aqua Park, the first at sea to feature interactive Slideboarding technology, which combines a unique water slide and an interactive video game all- in- one; two decks of activities, including an adventure trail and four different water slides; six pools, including a 27,500- square-foot main pool and an aft pool with breathtaking sea views; two unique outdoor catwalks that extend beyond the edge of the ship, with all glass railings and a glass floor; an interactive 5D Cinema, which includes moving seats, special effects, and guest interaction; a fullsized bowling alley; two of the longest zip lines at sea; a dedicated kids- only restaurant and dedicated LEGO- and Chicco- designed play areas; and a wide choice of indoor/ outdoor dining including 11 distinct dining venues featuring cuisines from around the world. — J.O.