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MSC Seaside overview

By - Updated Mar. 9, 2020

MSC Seaside is a fully loaded megaship equipped with all the new amenities of a modern vessel. This cutting-edge Seaside-class cruise ship has two bowling lanes, three pools, a ropes course, two mammoth ziplines, and a rainforest-inspired water park with five slides, but that's not nearly all. With 20 bars, nine restaurants, and a 940-seat theater featuring Broadway-style shows, there's no shortage of nightlife, fine dining, and entertainment.

Seaside attracts families and couples alike by offering activities for travelers of all ages. There's a trendy teen club, a playgroup for toddlers, and a Junior Club for school-age kids. Seaside is also a strong choice for a romantic Caribbean cruise. The ship has an excellent variety of activities for couples, whether you book a treatment at the Aurea Spa, work out in the Technogym-equipped fitness center, or relax in one of the many outdoor areas that are designed to connect passengers with the sea and the sun. When you're ready to join the fold, visit the shopping, dining, and entertainment zone on the Waterfront Boardwalk or sip a cocktail in the atrium piano bar.

Since launching in 2017, MSC Seaside has sailed across the eastern and western Caribbean from Port Miami year-round. Seaside's 7- and 14-night Caribbean cruises visit Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Virgin Islands, Mexico, and the Bahamas.

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Before you book

Why sail on Seaside: MSC Seaside is the ultimate ship for cruisers looking for a Caribbean sailing on a high-energy megaship with a European twist.

You should know: MSC Cruises has an international customer base and distinctly European style that's not for everyone.

MSC Seaside ship highlights

  • Miami Beach Main Pool and Sun Deck
  • South Beach Pool for ages 16+
  • Enclosed Jungle Pool and Lounge
  • Forest Aquaventure Park
  • AquaPlay splash zone
  • MSC Sports Arena
  • Twin 350-foot ziplines
  • Adventure Trail suspension bridge
  • Bowling alley and video arcade
  • F1 racing simulator
  • Doremi Studio play center
  • LEGO play zone
  • Baby Club by Chicco
  • Teen and tween clubs
  • Broadway-style Metropolitan Theater
  • Nine gourmet restaurants
  • Twenty bars and lounges
  • MSC Gym by Technogym
  • Exclusive MSC Yacht Club ship-within-a-ship space
  • Balinese Aurea Spa
  • Miami Casino
  • Billiard Room

MSC Seaside ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.2
  • Children's Programs 3.7
  • Entertainment 4.0
  • Food and Dining 3.6
  • Onboard Activities 3.7
  • Service and Staff 3.9
  • Ship Quality 4.4

MSC Seaside cabins

1802 cabins and 25 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin


(33 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $106/night
Oceanview Cabin


(14 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $129/night
Balcony Cabin


(158 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $152/night
Suite Cabin


(37 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $213/night

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MSC Seaside dining

Seashore Restaurant

Seashore Restaurant

(18 Reviews)
Ipanema Restaurant

Ipanema Restaurant

(17 Reviews)
MSC Fun Times Diner

MSC Fun Times Diner

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MSC Seaside onboard activities

Champange Bar

Champange Bar

(2 Reviews)
Shine Bar

Shine Bar

(3 Reviews)
Seaside Bar

Seaside Bar

(4 Reviews)
Miami Pool Bar

Miami Pool Bar

(5 Reviews)

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Best family Vacation by Cruiser60703276

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: MSC Seaside / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Outstanding service in the yacht club, only way we will travel. Servers, butlers, conceriage all very pleasant and attentive.

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Amazing by pderek

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: MSC Seaside / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Very clean ship well maintained. Staff was great!

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Cold by qcwaterman

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: MSC Seaside / Destination: Caribbean - Eastern

Hard to enjoy because of bad weather. We had a lot of trouble with the MSC application. Would be great to be able to buy a specialty coffee package.

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Feb 05, 2018

Be sure to download the MSC for me app before sailing. Once on board, you will be able to look at a variety of things on your phone from this app as well as make reservations for shows, massages, etc. I found that about 75 of the cruisers were of varying dialects -- be patient, be kind.


May 29, 2018

A very nice boat. This line caters to Europeans only!!!! Beware!!!

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