MSC Cruises announced today that MSC Seaside, the first ship of the cruise line’s “Seaside” generation of ships, is now open for booking. The ship will sail from Miami with the first sailing leaving on Dec. 21, 2017.
MSC has opened sales exclusively to MSC Voyager Club Members through December 29. Members that book between December 15-December 29 will receive their standard 5 percent discount that Voyagers Club members receive on all cruises plus a bonus All-Inclusive Classic drink package applicable to first and second guest in a stateroom on all seven night or longer MSC Seaside sailings, said the company.
On December 29, sales will 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.
“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 MSC Divina in servicing the North American market.
“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.”