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Overview

MSC Seaside, which debuted in December 2017, carries up to 5,179 passengers and 1,413 crew members. The ship's staterooms offer between 151 and 1,022 square feet of indoor and, when applicable, outdoor space. The accommodations come with amenities like LCD TVs, minibars and sitting areas. Additionally, more than 70 percent of rooms include private balconies, and some upgraded suites feature whirlpool tubs or connected cabins designed to accommodate up to 10 people.

Young travelers will find a variety of ways to entertain themselves on board. On top of offering kids and teens clubs, MSC Seaside houses a multistory water park, a bowling alley and two of the longest zip lines at sea. Meanwhile, adults can head to the theater for Broadway-style performances, sip cocktails while listening to comedy acts or live piano music or savor gourmet chocolates at the Venchi Cioccogelateria & Coffee Bar.

For more substantial fare, the ship features nine dining venues, including a steakhouse, a buffet and the seafood-focused Ocean Cay Restaurant. Guests can also sample pan-Asian fare at two venues from award-winning chef Roy Yamaguchi.

In 2019-20, MSC Seaside departs from Miami for sailings around the Caribbean, including ports in George Town, Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Seaside is also one of four ships in the fleet to sail to MSC's new private island, Ocean Cay.

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MSC Seaside, which debuted in December 2017, carries up to 5,179 passengers and 1,413 crew members. The ship's staterooms offer between 151 and 1,022 square feet of indoor and, when applicable, outdoor space. The accommodations come with amenities like LCD TVs, minibars and sitting areas. Additionally, more than 70 percent of rooms include private balconies, and some upgraded suites feature whirlpool tubs or connected cabins designed to accommodate up to 10 people.

Young travelers will find a variety of ways to entertain themselves on board. On top of offering kids and teens clubs, MSC Seaside houses a multistory water park, a bowling alley and two of the longest zip lines at sea. Meanwhile, adults can head to the theater for Broadway-style performances, sip cocktails while listening to comedy acts or live piano music or savor gourmet chocolates at the Venchi Cioccogelateria & Coffee Bar.

For more substantial fare, the ship features nine dining venues, including a steakhouse, a buffet and the seafood-focused Ocean Cay Restaurant. Guests can also sample pan-Asian fare at two venues from award-winning chef Roy Yamaguchi.

In 2019-20, MSC Seaside departs from Miami for sailings around the Caribbean, including ports in George Town, Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Seaside is also one of four ships in the fleet to sail to MSC's new private island, Ocean Cay.

Ship Size
XL
Price
$$$$
Year Built
2017

Pros & Cons

  • One of four ships in the fleet to sail to MSC's new private island, Ocean Cay

  • Not all dining venues are included in cruise fare

3.90Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 4.0Traveler Rating »
  • 4.0Health Rating »

Rankings

MSC Seaside ranks #2 out of 17 MSC Cruises Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

MSC Seaside offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

MSC Seaside contains 14 decks. Find out which features are available on each MSC Seaside deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 660 guests have reviewed MSC Seaside, giving it a rating of 4.1 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.1 out of 5(660 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples34.5%
Groups13.9%
Families w/older children11%
Families w/young children9.3%
Singles/Friends8.1%
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Ship Photos

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