The first piece of steel was cut for MSC Cruises’ first Seaside EVO class ship, MSC Seashore. The 169,400 gross ton ship will enter service in the Spring of 2021 with the following new highlights:
- New cutting edge features include an additional lounge at the aft of the ship
- An enhanced MSC Yacht Club covering three forward decks
- Specialty restaurants at the promenade level on deck 8 for dining al fresco close to the sea
- More whirlpools across the ship
- 200 additional staterooms
- More generous public spaces
- The latest advanced environmental technology
Coming into service in Spring 2021, the 169,400 gross ton MSC Seashore will be the first in its kind, as an evolution of MSC Cruises’ Seaside Class of ships. New cutting edge features include an additional lounge at the aft of the ship; a further enhanced MSC Yacht Club covering three forward decks; specialty restaurants at the promenade level on deck 8 for dining al fresco close to the sea; more whirlpools across the ship; 200 additional staterooms; and even more generous public spaces.
Seaside EVO ships will also be equipped with the latest advanced environmental technology, including a selective catalytic reduction system; exhaust gas cleaning technology; state-of-the-art waste management and recycling systems; advanced water treatment systems; and an advanced energy and heat recovery system, as well as other technology and measures to further increase energy efficiency.
MSC Seashore is inspired by MSC Cruises’ vision for cruising in warm climates in a unique setting. She will follow the bold and innovative design of the Seaside Class, with a wrap-around promenade on Deck 8, offering guests a myriad of choices for outside dining and relaxing. Her name, much like for her predecessors MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview, reflects a new way of enjoying the cruise experience – first introduced on MSC Cruises’ Seaside Class – by bringing guests closer to the sea and helping them enjoy the outdoors.
MSC Cruises’ Seaside EVO ships will have greater dimensions, even more generous public spaces, more staterooms, a larger MSC Yacht Club, and will be able to host a total of up to 5,632 guests (approx. 4,540 double occupancy).
MSC Seashore will be joined just 18 months later by a second Seaside EVO ship in autumn 2022.
MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago, gave the following statement about this new class of cruise ships from the cruise line: “With the Seaside Class, we introduced to the market one of the more innovative cruise ship prototypes all-around – our fifth out of six to-date – thus setting a new industry standard for others to follow. Today, only one year after MSC Seaside entered into service, we are taking this award-winning concept to the next level by starting the construction of a further evolved and even richer ship.
MSC Seashore is an example of our commitment to bringing the most innovative and technologically-advanced tonnage to the sea, and will be bestowed with the latest and best maritime and environmental technology available.”