New details about MSC Seashore revealed

MSC Seashore
MSC Seashore (c)MSC Cruises
MSC Seashore
MSC Seashore (c)MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises today revealed more details about its upcoming ship MSC Seashore. New details about the ship where revealed during the coin ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.

MSC Seashore will be the Company’s longest ship – 339 metres – when she enters service in June 2021. She will be the the first of two “Seaside Evo” Class ships which include a significantly transformed design and equipped with the latest environmental technology.

Redesigned and Enhanced Design

MSC Seashore Main Pool
Main Pool Area

More than 40 per cent of MSC Seashore has been redesigned and enhanced compared to MSC Seaview and MSC Seaside.

The first noticeable change will be the 16-metres extended length of the ship. The longer design will accommodate 200 additional cabins, a larger MSC Yacht Club and an additional double-deck aft lounge. 

The internal architecture has been completely redesigned with two central meeting points positioned at the middle and forward part of the ship. Changes to the layout will passenger flows around the ship. 

MSC Seashore Aurea Bar
New Aurea Bar

Overall the ship will have 10,000 square metres of additional deck space for an even greater and more spacious onboard experience. 

New Suites and Cabins

MSC Seashore will offer more suites thanks to the addition of 28 more terraced suites, two suites with private whirlpools and the MSC Yacht Club will see two new cabin categories: 41 Deluxe Grand Suites and two Owner’s Suites with whirlpools.

MSC Seashore Infinity Pool
Infinity Pool

The ship will feature new cabin designs such as cluster cabins for families that link two or three adjoining cabins and can accommodate between six and 10 people, plus bigger and more spacious cabins for guests with a disability – 75 in total – will be available.

New Dining and Entertainment

MSC Seashore Wine Cellar and Tasting
New Venue Wine Cellar and Tasting

Two brand new restaurants will be introduced, including one exclusively for Aurea guests.  There will be a new location for the five specialty restaurants to allow for waterfront seating on the ship’s breathtaking boardwalk to give guests a greater sea view as they dine al fresco.

MSC Seashore will have a new double-decker show lounge at the aft part of the ship, a bigger casino and 20 distinct specialty bars. 

MSC Seashore Aft Lounge
New Double Decker Aft Showlounge

The ship will feature a new design of her aft pool design, an enlarged indoor pool and a new interactive waterpark will provide thrills and spills for guests of all ages. Clubs for young children and teenagers have been separated from a larger kids’ zone.

Environmental Technology

MSC Seashore will be fitted, amongst other, with a state-of-the-art Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system and a next-generation Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) system.

MSC Seaview Ship
MSC Seashore will be fitted with state of the art environmental technology.

SCR’s helps reduce nitrogen oxide by 90 per cent through advanced active emissions control technology. Nitrogen oxide from the engine operations is conducted through a catalyst and converts them into nitrogen and water, both harmless compounds. With AWT’s, wastewater undergoes a comprehensive purification process through a very fine filtration process that transforms it to near tap-water quality. 

The system meets the so-called ‘Baltic Standard’ and treats the wastewater to a higher standard than most waste standards available in cities around the world. The new build will also be fitted with shore-to-ship power which connects cruise ships while at berth to a port’s local power grid to reduce further the ship’s emissions. 

MSC Seaview Ship Tour

These new features add to other effective environmental technologies deployed on MSC Seashore and across the Company’s fleet to minimise and continuously reduce environmental impact, including:  cutting-edge hybrid Exhaust Gas Cleaning systems (EGCS) that removes 98 per cent of sulphur oxide from ship emissions; advanced waste management systems; ballast water treatment systems approved by the United States Coast Guard; latest-technology systems for the prevention of oil discharges from machinery spaces and various effective energy-efficiency improvements – from heat recovery systems to LED lighting.

MSC Seashore Launch Date

MSC Seashore
MSC Seashore Design

MSC Seashore will enter service in June 2021.Sales for her inaugural season in the Western Mediterranean are now open.

Starting in June 2021, she will perform a seven-night itinerary calling at the ever popular ports of Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina, and Valetta.

Her coin ceremony today took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, when the keel was laid for MSC Seashore

Long-standing employees Marianna Cicala, Ground Services Planning Manager, MSC Cruises and Silvia Bozzetto, Production Planning & Control Commissioning of the Monfalcone shipyard, performed today’s ritual as godmothers when they placed two coins under the new ship’s keel as the historical maritime sign of blessing and good fortune.

David McDonald
As one half of Cruise with Ben & David I am a huge cruise enthusiast and have sailed on over 30 cruises. On dry land, I am a Head of Design at a digital media company based in London. I have had the opportunity to work with brands such as the Financial Times and The Telegraph.