MSC Seaside Overview

By - Updated Sep. 23, 2019

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.

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 Ship Stats

  • Price:
  • Size: XL
  • Total Passengers: 5,179
  • Total Crew: 1,413
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 3.67
  • Built: Nov 2017
  • Number of Decks: 14
  • Total Cabins: 1,802
  • Cabin Categories: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 154
  • Length: 323
  • Beam: 41


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


1802 cabins and 25 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
(30 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $74/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
(12 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $92/night
Balcony Balcony
(130 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $106/night
Suite Cabin Suite
(31 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $173/night

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Seashore Restaurant
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Ipanema Restaurant
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Onboard Activities

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Champange Bar
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Shine Bar
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Miami Pool Bar
(5 Reviews)
Seaside Bar
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Family vacation by fernandezglenda

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Amazing cruise I recommend this cruise to everyone who wants to have a good time with family.

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Loved this Cruise! by Cruisin4Fun2019

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I think the only thing I would suggest is to update the app to better define the activities, show and food descriptions.

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OUr First Thanksgiving Cruise by MzDuke

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Kuddos to several cruise staff: 1) Bradley Solayao, Cruise staff. He's part of the entertainment - I vote for him to be the next cruise director!!! He is fun, he's entertaining, he's super friendly with passengers, and a lot of passengers would agree we all LOVE him! He's awesome!!! 2) Jackielou C. Harlent, Asst Buffet Supervisor - She is friendly, helpful, very professional and actually talks to passengers! She's not robotic like a lot of the staff, if passengers doesn't break the ice most just walk around like a robot that has to do their work.

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395 MSC Seaside Tips

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!!!

Jan 02, 2018

Excellent family cruise.

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