MSC Cruises will introduce its brand-new cruise ship, MSC Seashore, to her new homeport in Miami in less than six months. Starting November 20, travelers can be among the first to sail aboard the leading cruise line’s newest and most innovative ship from the U.S. with weekly seven-night cruises from Miami to The Bahamas and Caribbean, including stops at MSC Cruises’ new private island destination, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. With just six months until the ship begins cruising from Miami, MSC Cruises is counting down by rounding up the ship’s six most exciting cruise highlights.
1) The Most Outdoor Space of Any MSC Cruises Ship in the U.S.
As an evolution of her popular sister ship MSC Seaside, MSC Seashore has been reimagined with 65 percent of the ship entirely redesigned. Designed specifically for warmer climates, guests can take advantage of nearly 140,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space, including redesigned outdoor venues and bars, new al fresco dining areas and more. Those looking for an escape can relax with a cocktail along the ship’s waterfront boardwalk spanning over 1,700 ft. Guests booking the Aurea experience will also have access to a new sophisticated bar at the Top 19 Solarium with spacious lounge areas and seating in the open air. More daring guests can opt to cross the glass-floored Bridge of Sighs perched 72 ft. above the Infinity Pool, overlooking the aft of the ship.
2) New Infinity Pool & Hot Tub Overlooking the Ocean
New additions to MSC Seashore are the ship’s infinity pool and hot tubs, offering guests uninterrupted sea views. Edged to the back of the ship, the Infinity Pool also now includes both shallow and deep areas with multiple lounge chairs situated right in the pool for a picturesque relaxation experience. The infinity hot tubs are two of the 15 on board, located on either side of the ship and close to the sea on Deck 8, each including 20 sea-facing seats for guests.
3) Brand New Restaurants Serving Up Cuisine from Around the World
Across MSC Seashore’s five specialty restaurants within Chef’s Court, guests can treat their taste buds to a range of internationally-inspired cuisine in both brand-new restaurants and familiar signature concepts.
First, MSC Cruises will infuse Mexican and Latin-American fare into HOLA! Tacos & Cantina, offering street food specialties and an extensive list of 16 tequilas and 9 mezcals, all in a lively, interactive setting. For breakfast, guests can dive into a breakfast nacho tray and Chilaquiles with a fried egg. For lunch and dinner, the menu offers flavorful dishes like chicken empanadas, duck taquitos, chipotle shrimp taco, Chiles Rellenos and more. The meal is tied together by a sweet ending of house-made churros, Dulce de Leche Flan or Mexican chocolate cake, to name a few.
A first in MSC Cruises’ fleet, Kaito Sushi will introduce a new sushi conveyor belt for patrons to grab and bite sushi as they like, with over 45 varieties of sushi, sashimi and tempura circling the restaurant. Whether salmon nigiri, a Kaito Rainbow Futomaki roll or Hamachi sashimi, patrons melt into authentic sushi made with the freshest ingredients.
In addition to new concepts, MSC Cruises’ mainstays featured on board will include American-style steakhouse Butcher’s Cut, serving prime cuts from around the world, Ocean Cay, offering Mediterranean-style seafood, and Kaito Teppanyaki, where authentic Asian cuisine meets eye-catching entertainment.
4) New Al Fresco Dining Spaces to Dine by the Sea
On a ship that showcases a connection with the outdoors, it is only natural to extend the dining experience out on deck, closer to the sea. At MSC Seashore’s Butcher’s Cut steakhouse, diners can opt to enjoy their meal al fresco, overlooking the ocean from Deck 8. From a 36 oz. dry-aged tomahawk for two and filet mignon to lamb chops, bison and lump crab or lobster tail to add surf to the turf, guests can dig into delectable prime cuts under the cool sea breeze.
5) The Largest MSC Yacht Club of Any MSC Cruises’ Ship
Spanning four decks with unparalleled sea views, the MSC Yacht Club on MSC Seashore will be the largest and most luxurious in MSC Cruises’ fleet, with nearly 32,292 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the ship within a ship. Yacht Club guests are treated to private amenities — including a private pool, restaurant and lounge — as well as 24-hour butler service, all with the choice and entertainment of the entire ship. MSC Seashore’s is complete with sophisticated finishes and elegant design, with the entrance including a three-deck-high backlit Onyx wall and MSC Cruises’ signature Swarovski crystal staircases. The Yacht Club’s private pool deck celebrates the outdoors with over 21,000 sq. ft. of space, featuring a spacious pool, a panoramic and standard hot tub.
Those booked in the Yacht Club can choose from luxe accommodations with 131 elegant suites across five categories, including well-appointed deluxe and royal suites as well as 41 newly introduced deluxe grand suites, with extra space and a walk-in closet, and two brand new Owner’s Suites. The ultra-luxe Owner’s Suites are the largest suites on the ship, with 1,055 sq. ft. of space and featuring an expansive private balcony with a hot tub, outdoor living area, panoramic glass wall for unmatched sea views, and a separate dining and living room area.
6) Cruises to MSC Cruises’ Award-Winning Private Island
The experience on board MSC Seashore is just the beginning when you’re cruising to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises’ new private island in The Bahamas named Best New Cruise Destination. Surrounded by 64 square miles of marine reserve, Ocean Cay offers guests a unique opportunity to enjoy the island’s natural beauty, discover local marine life and soak up the spirit of The Bahamas. With MSC Seashore docking at the island from early morning into the evening — and in some instances overnight — MSC Cruises’ guests can spend a full day enjoying two miles of pristine, white sand beaches and a variety of ocean discovery activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, thrilling wave runner rides and more.
As an added treat, guests booked in the MSC Yacht Club are not only able to relish their experience on board, but also on Ocean Cay. On the island, Yacht Club guests have access to an exclusive area, complete with butler service, a private beach and clubhouse and all-inclusive food and beverages on top of all the island has to offer.
To learn more about MSC Seashore and to book a cruise on one of the ship’s first itineraries from Miami, guests can contact their preferred travel advisor or visit here.