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MSC Seascape

Our Ship Review
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger

If you enjoy being surrounded by glitz and sparkle, look no further than MSC Seascape. The fourth vessel in MSC Cruises’ Seaside class set sail in 2022 and carries up to 5,877 guests at capacity (4,540 at double occupancy). Like 2021’s MSC Seashore, this ship is full of shiny spaces that offer a modern take on MSC’s Italian heritage mixed with a tribute to New York City — including a vibrant multi-deck recreation of Times Square anchored by a stage for live musical performances. The space is also overlooked by a buzzy bar with a contemporary sculpture of the Statue of Liberty. Outdoors, MSC Seascape offers 13 pools and water features, so there’s plenty of space to soak up the sunshine during Bahamas and Caribbean itineraries. And the line’s signature MSC Yacht Club offers a more refined haven for guests who can afford to upgrade to suite accommodations, complete with butler service, a private pool and sundeck, and exclusive dining and bar areas.

What We Love

Seascape Hall: This glittery four-story atrium is the ship's cosmopolitan heart. Here, you'll find three bars — the Seascape Bar, the Champagne Bar, and the Shine Bar — located across the various levels. The dramatic stairways linking all four stories, which feature sparkling steps filled with Swarovski crystals, make the perfect backdrop for a souvenir photo.

Infinity Pool: The aft Infinity Pool on deck 8 is one of MSC Seascape's best features. It’s the perfect spot for sunbathing, socializing, and soaking in the endless blue seascape as you gaze at the horizon or relax in one of the sculptural chaises that line the edge. The Infinity Bar serves tropical cocktails, while the Venchi 1878 Gelato counter dishes up scoops of creamy deliciousness.

The Champagne Bar: There are 20 bars and lounges on MSC Seascape, but the buzzy Champagne Bar is the place to be — whether you’re sipping an Aperol Spritz at midday, a glass of bubbly before dinner, or a smooth Tuscan red late at night. This sleek venue overlooks Seascape Hall from deck 7 and is a great spot to groove to upbeat music as it wafts throughout the atrium space. 

Robotron: While other cruise lines have rollercoasters and skydiving simulators, MSC Seascape has something more unique: Robotron, a state-of-the-art robotic arm that sends guests swooping and whirling as it rotates 174 feet above the sea on deck 19. Riders can even personalize their own DJ experience with colors, music preferences, and more.

Best Known For

Kids’ Aquapark: Younger kids can let loose as they splash, scream, and climb around the Pirate’s Cove Aquapark on deck 18. This colorful zone features gentle slides (but there are also more daring waterslides on board for all ages), splash pools, water buckets, and swaying suspended bridges. Even cooler? All the action is centered around a giant octopus sculpture.

Venchi 1878 Gelato: The cold and creamy confections offered at Venchi 1878 Chocolate & Gelato on deck 6 of MSC Seascape is among the best gelato at sea (there’s also a smaller counter on deck 8 by the Infinity Pool — both require an extra charge). Thanks to delicious flavors such as extra dark chocolate and gianduja hazelnut, you’ll undoubtedly visit this shop multiple times on your cruise.

Low Cruise Fares: If you don’t mind sleeping in an Inside stateroom, you can book a cruise-only fare that’s under $500 per person for a seven-night Caribbean cruise from Miami, excluding taxes and port fees. Balcony fares are also often under $800 per person, and during certain deals and promotions, kids under 12 sail free. MSC also offers fares that include a drinks package, Wi-Fi, and an onboard credit, but you’ll still need to pay crew gratuities.

Who It's Best For

Families, Couples, and Friends Looking for Affordable Fun: If you’re on a budget but want to vacation on a shiny, new ship, MSC Seascape is a terrific option. The fares are often equivalent to what you’ll find offered on much older and outdated ships by competing cruise lines.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

It Can Be Loud: MSC guests usually put this ship’s 20 bars and lounges to good use (there are deck parties, too) and with all the family-friendly amenities on board, such as waterslides, F1 race simulators, and a kids’ aquapark, guests seeking peace and quiet may need to pack noise-canceling headphones.

Not All Food is Created Equal: MSC tends to excel when it comes to Italian cheeses and charcuterie, coffee, gelato, pasta, and classic Italian dishes, but its other food offerings can sometimes be uninspired or just plain bland.

Donna Heiderstadt
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger
Cruise Expert