New Ship Guide: MSC Seashore

MSC Seashore docked at Ocean Cay. - Photo by MSC Cruises

When is MSC Seashore Slated to Begin Sailing? 

Following a successful summer season in Europe, MSC Seashore began cruising in the Caribbean from PortMiami on November 20, 2021. Into 2022, the ship is sailing a number of 5- to 12-night Caribbean cruises featuring various itineraries. All cruises include a stop at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises’ new private island in the Bahamas. 

MSC Cruises requires guests 12 years and older to be fully vaccinated. Guests must present proof of COVID-19 vaccine, with the final dose being administered at least 14 days before the cruise. Children 11 years old and younger can sail as long as the adult(s) traveling with them are fully vaccinated. 

​​All fully vaccinated guests (12 years and older) must provide a Negative RT-PCR or Negative NAAT or Negative antigen test taken no more than two days prior to departure. Guests who are not fully vaccinated (ages 2-11) must provide a Negative RT-PCR or Negative NAAT test taken no more than three days prior to departure (an antigen test will not be accepted for not fully vaccinated guests).

Cruising on MSC Seashore? Here’s our guide to everything you need to know before you board. 

About the Ship: MSC Seashore is the largest, and most innovative cruise ship to date from MSC Cruises. The vessel is jam-packed with amenities and entertainment venues for guests of all ages, making it a great choice for a family cruise. One of the unique features of MSC Seashore is its design. The ship aims to connect guests with the sea, and offers more outdoor space than any other ship in the MSC Cruises’ fleet. Inside, MSC Seashore pays homage to New York City, with many venue names and decor related to the Big Apple. 

At full capacity, this Seaside EVO class ship can hold 5,331 total passengers and 1,413 crew members. There are 2,268 total cabins, with 21 different cabin categories. MSC Seashore is home to the largest MSC Yacht Club in the line’s entire fleet. This ship-within-a-ship area offers a number of special amenities for guests staying at this level. 

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Activities + Entertainment: You will find absolutely no shortage of entertainment or activities on MSC Seashore. Highlights of the ship include four pool areas, a waterpark, F1 and whitewater rafting virtual experiences, an XD Movie Theater, the Aurea Spa featuring a Thermal Suite, kids and teens clubs, an outdoor sportsplex, billards room, a casino, art gallery, a shopping area, numerous outdoor lounge spaces, an arcade, and the MSC Gym. 

MSC Seashore offers four full-scale productions in its Madison Theater, with three shows each evening. The Le Cabaret Rouge Theater, inspired by a French lounge of the 1920s, features a music performance complete with dancers and acrobats. 

Adults looking for a ‘night-out’ can take advantage of MSC Cruises’ child care services, and check out any of the numerous bars and lounges onboard. The ship’s main Atrium turns into a fun nightclub area come late-night, with DJs and a variety of musical performances. 

How to Spend a Day on MSC Seashore 

Dining: MSC Seashore’s dining options include a variety of international and Mediterranean-inspired venues. Menus across the Main Dining Rooms focus on seafood and European-inspired flavors. At the Marketplace Buffet (included) guests will find a nearly round-the-clock option of food selections (think pizza, sandwiches, fruit, cookies, and more). Guests looking for a specialty experience can check out Hola! Tacos and Tequila, Ocean Cay seafood restaurant, Butcher’s Cut steakhouse, Kaito Sushi and Teppanyaki, and the Sports Grill.

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Pricing: Sailings are booking up fast with MSC Seashore’s arrival to the Caribbean. Right now, you can expect basic accommodations to start at around $40 per night for basic accommodations. Looking for more room to spread out? We recommend booking a balcony cabin, which currently starts at $75 per night. Book NOW to score a cabin at these great prices! 

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What to Expect at Embarkation & Onboard Protocols

Guests ages 12+ cruising with MSC on MSC Seashore should be prepared to present proof of vaccination prior to boarding the ship. Official documents should show the final dose being administered at least 14 days before the cruise. Children 11 years old and younger can sail as long as the adult(s) traveling with them are fully vaccinated. All guests 12+ must also provide a Negative RT-PCR or NAAT antigen test taken no more than two days prior to departure. Guests ages 2-11 must show proof of a Negative RT-PCR or Negative NAAT test taken no more than three days prior to departure. 

Onboard, guests will find a number of sanitization protocols being performed by the crew. Signage is marked throughout the ship to encourage social distancing. Masks are required by all guests onboard, except when in outdoor areas or in one’s cabin.   

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Shore Excursions

Spend your day in port exploring, at the beach, on an adventure, or doing a city tour. Save money, and be guaranteed to return to the ship on time when you book with Shore Excursions Group: Explore and Book Shore Excursions.

Most cruises on MSC Seashore include a stop at the line’s private island, Ocean Cay, MSC Marine Reserve. This tropical paradise features more than two miles of sandy shores that are perfect for both relaxation and adventure. Features of the island include multiple beaches offering chair and cabana set-ups, a full-service spa, food trucks and beach bars, and a lighthouse offering spectacular light shows. Guests can enjoy a number of water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving, paddleboarding, kayaking, and more. 

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