MSC Cruises’ New Flagship Vessel MSC Seashore Christened at Grand Celebration on Ocean Cay

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November 18, 2021, MSC Cruises celebrated its newest flagship vessel, MSC Seashore, with a special naming ceremony on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Additionally, the festivity served as a double celebration for the cruise line as the inaugural event for the line’s new private island in the Bahamas. Famed Hollywood legend Sophia Loren served as Godmother of MSC Seashore, the 16th MSC Cruises’ ship of which she holds this special title.

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“Today is a truly special day for us. MSC Seashore is yet another example of us bringing our newest, most innovative ships to the U.S. market. It’s also special because we are naming her at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, our breath-taking private island committed to the restoration of marine resources and the ongoing conservation of marine life,” remarked Rubén Rodríguez, president of MSC Cruises USA. 

The day also marked the groundbreaking for MSC Foundation’s Marine Conservation Center, the key part of the organization’s Super Coral Program. This new facility will host coral laboratory and nursery areas, helping to aid in the research of the restoration of coral reefs in The Bahamas and all around the world. Work at the Marine Conservation Center will be done through a new partnership with the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and Nova Southeastern University. 

Read More: MSC Foundation Launches Super Coral Program on Ocean Cay

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MSC Seashore is the cruise line’s third ship based in the US. From its new home at PortMiami, Seashore will offer 5-, 7-, and several longer cruises (up to 16 nights) with a variety of itineraries around the Caribbean. All of these sailings will include either an all-day or overnight stop at Ocean Cay. With MSC Seashore’s arrival to Miami, MSC Meraviglia will reposition to Port Canaveral for the remainder of the 2021 season, and MSC Divina will move to PortMiami.

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As the new flagship vessel of the MSC fleet, MSC Seashore is the first Seaside EVO class ship for the line and its most inventive to date. As its name would suggest, Seashore was designed with connecting guests with the sea. The ship offers 140,000 square feet of outdoor space, the largest amount of any vessel in the MSC fleet. Seashore features a sleek, ‘Miami beachfront condo style’ design, offering a variety of firsts and new spaces. According to MSC, 65% of the public areas have been reimagined to elevate the guest experience. 


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Cruising (or considering cruising) on MSC Seashore? Here are some of the highlights you will find: 

  • The largest and most luxurious MSC Yacht Club in the fleet.
  • Eleven different types of staterooms and suites with balconies, 50 terraced suites with extended balconies, and 32 suites with private outdoor whirlpools.
  • Six swimming pools, including the kid-friendly Pirate Cove-themed waterpark, the new aft Infinity Pool, as well as two infinity whirlpools.
  • Five specialty restaurants in the redesigned Chef’s Court. 
  • The Top 19 Solarium for Aurea Spa guests.
  • The most extensive kids’ area of all the MSC Cruises’ fleet with 7,567 sq. ft. of dedicated space.
  • The first cruise ship to feature the ‘Safe Air’, a new air sanitation system developed by Fincantieri, uses UV-C lamp technology to eliminate 99% of viruses and bacteria. 

Stay tuned for our continued coverage on the features of MSC Seashore, as well as highlights from Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve! 

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