MSC Cruises has announced that its upcoming new cruise ship, the MSC Seaside, will sail with a beer-themed improv comedy concept and a lineup of seven new Broadway-style shows.
The North American comedy troupe BeerProv, known for creating unscripted sketches based on audience suggestions, will perform six nights a week in the Metropolitan Theatre, marking the first improv comedy show in the MSC Cruises fleet. This new 45-minute concept includes four comedians and a high level of audience participation.
MSC Cruises has also worked to develop seven original Broadway-style theater shows for the 934-seat Metropolitan Theatre. Shows include something for movie fans, with My Life in Music presenting the most famous movie soundtracks performed live onstage, as well as something for vintage musical fans, with The Dream. Another show, The Wizard, will incorporate illusions, and Peter Punk aims to provide a new take on the famous story of Peter Pan.
Six original concerts, in varieties ranging from opera, to Latin, to piano solos, are also performed in the Metropolitan Theatre, with the help of the onboard pianist, violinist, soprano and tenor, for fans of live music.
More Flexible Theater Show Sittings
Also for the first time in MSC Cruises’ fleet, guests of MSC Seaside will be able to choose from up to four sittings of a Broadway-style show each evening starting from 6:00 p.m. and running until late, allowing greater flexibility, MSC Cruises said. The shows will include 14 variety artists, 15 dancers, and five singers, offering an assortment of different performances.
For families, the new ship will have two special LEGO rooms, unique to MSC Seaside, that will aim to allow children to develop their creativity with tens of thousands of the world’s most famous bricks, all while making new friends in their age group. The Mini Club - LEGO Sailor room is themed to mirror the ship’s Caribbean environment, with sailors made entirely out of LEGO, for kids aged three to six. The Junior Club - LEGO Pirates is for kids aged seven to 11, filled with the latest LEGO toys, video games and kits, this time with pirates made out of LEGO.
Babysitting services will be available for ages three to 11. Parents can leave kids from 11pm until 2am. In addition, during port days, parents can drop their kids off for free from 9 am until 11 pm. Each kids’ club will be equipped 3D printing, VR Gaming and 3D product scanning.
The Metropolitan Theatre will also host screenings of popular family movies up to twice per cruise. Also on every port day, MSC Cruises will also open one of the kids’ clubs for both kids and their parents.
Other new features include an interactive game show, Buzzer the Game, which will offer kids and teens a chance to test their music, pop culture and sports knowledge in a speedy team game taking place in the disco.
An entertainment area will offer guests the chance to try out an F1 racing simulator, XD cinema, two full-sized bowling lanes and a lineup of arcade games. The ship will also have two zip lines.
New shows in the ship’s atrium will also offer surprise performances, including game shows, flash mobs, karaoke and more.