MSC Cruises announced today that MSC Seaside, which will sail from Miami, is now open for booking.

The ship will sail year-round from Miami with a wide range of highly appealing 7-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries. Guests sailing to the eastern Caribbean will visit destinations such as St. Thomas, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico, while those heading to the western Caribbean will have the chance to explore Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Cozumel, and the Bahamas. The first sailing will be the Christmas cruise of December 21, 2017.

Sales are now open to the general public offering a special All-Inclusive Classic drink package, applicable to first and second guest in a stateroom on all seven night or longer MSC Seaside sailings for all bookings made by January 31, 2016. 

Voyagers Club Members will continue to receive their 5% discount plus All-Inclusive Classic drink package for bookings made through January 31, 2016. Prices start at $589 per person.

“The bold, ground-breaking design of MSC Seaside speaks of our company’s commitment to innovation and our desire to continue to introduce both experienced and first-time  cruisers to new experiences that will make their vacation truly unforgettable,” said Gianni Onorato, Chief Executive Officer of MSC Cruises. “We’ve seen tremendous enthusiasm and strong demand from travelers around the world interested in experiencing MSC Seaside and are thrilled to be able to open sales for this revolutionary ship two years ahead of its debut.”

Docking at a newly renovated and expanded dedicated berth and terminal at PortMiami, MSC Seaside will join the ultramodern and elegant MSC Divina in servicing the North American market and providing guests with a best-in-class experience.

“As a global company, North America is a strategic market for MSC Cruises as we embark on an ambitious expansion plan centering on seven new cruise ships by 2022,” said Onorato. “With the return of MSC Divina to Miami just last month and plans for MSC Seaside to join her in Miami in 2017, we are looking forward to sharing our distinct Mediterranean heritage – which includes elegant and stylish décor, world-class entertainment, and authentic Mediterranean-style dining – with North American guests.”