MSC Cruises has opened bookings for the MSC Seashore, the third ship in its Seaside series of cruise ships, and the first of the line’s Seaside EVO ships. The MSC Seashore will sail its inaugural season in the Western Mediterranean in June 2021, following the debuts of fellow Seaside ships MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview, which launched in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Bookings are now open exclusively for MSC Voyagers Club members. All other guests will be able to book cruises for the inaugural season starting July 11, 2019. During its inaugural season the new cruise ship will sail a seven-night itinerary calling at Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Valetta.
As the first Seaside EVO ship, the MSC Seashore will be 52 feet longer than the MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview. MSC says that the extra length has allowed for the redesign of some of the ship’s public spaces, allowing for new public areas as well as the optimization of the location of other areas throughout the ship. A new double deck show lounge has been created below the aft pool, which is now on Deck 8, while the indoor pool on Deck 18 will be extended with an additional deck over and around the pool. The family offering has also been expanded with a larger kids’ area and waterpark.
The new ship will also have a new restaurant for Aurea guests, as well as an additional main restaurant. There will be a new location for the specialty restaurants on Deck 8, as the buffet will move to Deck 16. This new position for the specialty restaurants will allow for waterfront seating on the ship’s boardwalk, MSC said.
The MSC Seashore will also have new stateroom designs, including connected staterooms for families and groups. The MSC Yacht Club will have a new suite style with a walk-in wardrobe, and there will be two more luxury suites with whirlpool baths and 28 more terraced staterooms with their own private sunbathing area.
The ship will also have a number of features aimed at improving environmental sustainability, including an exhaust gas cleaning system for cleaner emissions; an advanced wastewater treatment system; smart heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) to recover heat from machinery spaces; and LED lighting and smart devices to significantly save energy. In addition, the ship will be equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) into harmless nitrogen (N2) and water.
The MSC Seashore and the cruise line’s fourth Seaside generation ship are being constructed by Fincantieri. When booking the MSC Seashore during the initial two-week exclusive sales period, MSC Voyagers Club members will also receive a 5 percent discount in addition to their 5 percent loyalty discount. All other guests will receive a 5 percent early booking discount until September 11, 2019.
The MSC Seashore will set sail on its inaugural voyage June 13, 2021, followed by the debut of the second Seaside EVO ship in the fall of 2022.