MSC Seashore is the first Seaside EVO-class ship
MSC Cruises has revealed new features and venues that will appear onboard its new ship, MSC Seashore, before she enters service in the Mediterranean in August.
The ship is the first Seaside EVO-class ship, building on the design of the Seaside-class. She is longer than the Seaside-class vessels at 339 metres and will be the largest ship to be built in Italy by shipbuilder Fincantieri.
“With each new ship we build, MSC Cruises continues to innovate and push design boundaries,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises. “MSC Seashore represents an evolution of the Seaside class as an extended and further enriched ship – 65 per cent of the public areas have been reimagined to create something truly unique for our guests.”
Among the new features is the glass-floored Bridge of Sighs, which will offer a vantage point on deck 16 above the infinity pool on deck eight. The ship will also feature an outdoor aft dining area and bar, the Sky Bar, while the Chef’s Court dining area has been moved to deck eight to offer an improved sea view. A reconfigured aft design has allowed for the introduction of a new lounge, Cabaret Rouge, which will span two decks with panoramic views of the sea.
MSC Seashore will feature six swimming pools with enlarged poolside areas, including a new infinity pool at the aft of the ship and two infinity whirlpools on the outer promenade of deck eight. The main Long Island Pool has also been redesigned to feature a 360-degree water fountain island in the centre, while the Jungle Pool has been enlarged.
The MSC Yacht Club onboard MSC Seashore will be the largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet, with 3000 square meters of space across four decks. Extra accommodation will be available in the ship’s Yacht Club, with 41 new deluxe grand suites. The area will feature a redesigned concierge area, with a backlit onyx wall extending across three decks and Swarovski staircases. The private pool and sun deck have also been expanded to 2,000 square metres to include a panoramic whirlpool.
There will also be new technology featured onboard the ship, with a new air sanitation system developed by Fincantieri. The Safe Air system uses UV-C lamp technology, which eliminates 99 per cent of viruses and bacteria from the air. MSC Seashore will also be equipped with an advanced waste water treatment system, hybrid exhaust gas cleaning systems and selective catalytic reduction systems.
MSC Seashore will enter service in August and spend an inaugural season in the Mediterranean calling at the Italian ports of Genoa, Naples, Messina, as well as Valetta in Malta, Barcelona in Spain, and Marseille in France. She will then head to the USA where she will homeport in Miami.
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