At 339 metres in length, MSC Seashore is destined to be MSC Cruises’ longest cruise ship when she begin operation in June 2021. Details were revealed during a coin ceremony at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy last week for the laying of the keel, along with further information regarding the ships overall design.
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. 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.
MSC Seashore is based on the “Seaside Class” prototype with a range of design features enabling guests to connect with the ocean such as the spectacular Bridge of Sighs, stunning panoramic aft lifts and stylish glass catwalks. More than 40% of the ship has been redesigned and enhanced, making MSC Seashore a significant evolution and improvement of sister ships MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview.
Some of the new enhancements are visible to the naked eye and include the 16-metres extended length of the ship, 200 additional cabins, a larger MSC Yacht Club and an additional double-deck aft lounge. Overall the ship has 10,000 square metres of additional deck space for an even greater and more spacious onboard experience.
The 5,652-passenger ship will offer more suites thanks to the addition of 28 terraced suites, two suites with private whirlpools and the MSC Yacht Club – the all-inclusive ‘ship within a ship’ premium concept available on MSC Cruises ships – will see two new cabin categories: 41 Deluxe Grand Suites and two Owner’s Suites with whirlpools.
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.
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 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.
Her sister ship, a second Seaside EVO vessel, is scheduled for launch in Autumn 2022.