10 Things Not to Miss Aboard the New MSC Seashore

by Donna Heiderstadt

10 Things Not to Miss Aboard the New MSC Seashore

by Donna Heiderstadt

Fans of cruising aboard the splashiest new mega-ships have another exciting option: MSC Seashore. This big sister to MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview carries 4,540 guests (at double occupancy) and is sailing seven- to16-night Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries from Miami. Here are ten things not to miss.

Fans of cruising aboard the splashiest new mega-ships have another exciting option: MSC Seashore. This big sister to MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview carries 4,540 guests (at double occupancy) and is sailing seven- to16-night Caribbean and Bahamas itineraries from Miami. Here are ten things not to miss.

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Liberty Plaza, Times Square & The Atrium

The social heart of MSC Seashore captures the vibrant aura of New York City with the multi-deck Liberty Plaza, neon-lit Times Square, and the glittering Atrium. The end result? A central meeting spot for sipping cocktails (there are multiple bars on four towering decks here, including the Champagne & Wine Bar and the Sports Bar), listening to music, and posing for photos on the stunning crystal staircases.

The social heart of MSC Seashore captures the vibrant aura of New York City with the multi-deck Liberty Plaza, neon-lit Times Square, and the glittering Atrium. The end result? A central meeting spot for sipping cocktails (there are multiple bars on four towering decks here, including the Champagne & Wine Bar and the Sports Bar), listening to music, and posing for photos on the stunning crystal staircases.

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Ocean Cay

All the onboard fun is enhanced by a day at Ocean Cay, MSC’s private island and marine reserve in the Bahamas. It has eight beaches, multiple bars and eateries (including food trucks serving lobster mac & cheese, fried calamari, and more decadent dishes), watersports, Bahamian crafts stores, and a lighthouse with a high-tech light show. Plus, MSC is actively restoring the coral reefs around Ocean Cay.

All the onboard fun is enhanced by a day at Ocean Cay, MSC’s private island and marine reserve in the Bahamas. It has eight beaches, multiple bars and eateries (including food trucks serving lobster mac & cheese, fried calamari, and more decadent dishes), watersports, Bahamian crafts stores, and a lighthouse with a high-tech light show. Plus, MSC is actively restoring the coral reefs around Ocean Cay.

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Venchi 1878 Gelato

Authentic Italian gelato is distinctively indulgent, and MSC Seashore offers the real deal (at an extra charge) via the Venchi 1878 gelato bars, which can be found throughout the ship (Deck 6, Deck 8, and Deck 18). Fans of this decadent ice cream treat can choose from Stracciatella, Tiramisu, and 20 other flavors as they feel transported to a piazza in Italy — all while sailing the tropical Caribbean.

Authentic Italian gelato is distinctively indulgent, and MSC Seashore offers the real deal (at an extra charge) via the Venchi 1878 gelato bars, which can be found throughout the ship (Deck 6, Deck 8, and Deck 18). Fans of this decadent ice cream treat can choose from Stracciatella, Tiramisu, and 20 other flavors as they feel transported to a piazza in Italy—all while sailing the tropical Caribbean.

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Le Cabaret Rouge

As an alternative to MSC Seashore’s traditional Madison Theater, this two-level performance space, which is located aft on Deck 7 and inspired by 1920s Parisian cabarets, serves as the perfect setting for a series of artist-themed productions — think: Picasso’s Night Club, Starry, Starry Night with Van Gogh, and Monet’s Soiree. It combines music, dance, acrobatics, and cocktails. The space also hosts dance parties late at night.

As an alternative to MSC Seashore’s traditional Madison Theater, this two-level performance space, which is located aft on Deck 7 and inspired by 1920s Parisian cabarets, serves as the perfect setting for a series of artist-themed productions—think: Picasso’s Night Club, Starry, Starry Night with Van Gogh, and Monet’s Soiree. It combines music, dance, acrobatics, and cocktails. The space also hosts dance parties late at night.

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MSC Yacht Club

Once again, MSC gives guests a chance to book a premium cruise experience — complete with a large solarium featuring hot tubs, a private pool, and an exclusive restaurant and lounge — in its MSC Yacht Club. The space is spread over four decks, and this one is the cruise line’s largest. At the same time, cruisers can also reap the benefits of being on a mega-ship with multiple dining outlets, atmospheric bars, and entertainment options.

Once again, MSC gives guests a chance to book a premium cruise experience — complete with a large solarium featuring hot tubs, a private pool, and an exclusive restaurant and lounge — in its MSC Yacht Club. The space is spread over four decks, and this one is the cruise line’s largest. At the same time, cruisers can also reap the benefits of being on a mega-ship with multiple dining outlets, atmospheric bars, and entertainment options.

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The Long Island Pool

The Long Island Pool on Deck 18 is MSC Seashore’s main pool. It features two water depths, a beautiful fountain, a jumbo screen, two large hot tubs, and, of course, sweeping sea views. Cocktails and gelato are also available here. Meanwhile, the Pirate’s Cove kids aquapark lies just beyond, and the Jungle Pool, with its vine décor and retractable roof, is a short stroll away.

The Long Island Pool on Deck 18 is MSC Seashore’s main pool. It features two water depths, a beautiful fountain, a jumbo screen, two large hot tubs, and, of course, sweeping sea views. Cocktails and gelato are also available here. Meanwhile, the Pirate’s Cove kids aquapark lies just beyond, and the Jungle Pool, with its vine décor and retractable roof, is a short stroll away.

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Chef’s Court

Chef’s Court offers five specialty dining options designed to satisfy any craving. Options abound, including sliders and grilled meats in Butcher’s Cut, Mexican dishes in HOLA! Tacos & Cantina, signature seafood in Ocean Cay Restaurant, and Japanese specialties in Kaito Teppanyaki and Kaito Sushi Bar (where dome-covered individual sushi, sashimi, and tempura pieces are served via a conveyor belt).

Chef’s Court offers five specialty dining options designed to satisfy any craving. Options abound, including sliders and grilled meats in Butcher’s Cut, Mexican dishes in HOLA! Tacos & Cantina, signature seafood in Ocean Cay Restaurant, and Japanese specialties in Kaito Teppanyaki and Kaito Sushi Bar (where dome-covered individual sushi, sashimi, and tempura pieces are served via a conveyor belt).

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The Infinity Hot Tubs

MSC Seashore was designed for cruising the Caribbean, so its six pools are also complemented by 15 whirlpools, including a pair of 20-seat infinity hot tubs located on both sides of the Deck 8 waterfront promenade. They’re a great spot to socialize, make new friends, and soak up the panoramic views. 

MSC Seashore was designed for cruising the Caribbean, so its six pools are also complemented by 15 whirlpools, including a pair of 20-seat infinity hot tubs located on both sides of the Deck 8 waterfront promenade. They’re a great spot to socialize, make new friends, and soak up the panoramic views. 

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Doremiland Kids Club, Pirate’s Cove Aquapark & Virtual Reality Gaming 

Kids of all ages (from infants to age 17) have plenty of places to play at the 7,500-square-foot Doremiland Kids Club. There's also a splashy Pirate’s Cove aquapark and a buzzing Hall of Games (at extra cost) with a traditional arcade and fun virtual reality gaming, including VR river rafting, a Formula 1 racecar simulator, and an immersive XD Cinema.

Kids of all ages (from infants to age 17) have plenty of places to play at the 7,500-square-foot Doremiland Kids Club. There's also a splashy Pirate’s Cove aquapark and a buzzing Hall of Games (at extra cost) with a traditional arcade and fun virtual reality gaming, including VR river rafting, a Formula 1 racecar simulator, and an immersive XD Cinema.

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The Infinity Pool 

Nothing says relaxation at sea quite like an aft infinity pool, and the one on MSC Seashore’s serves as a tranquil oasis. However, come nighttime, the spacious deck is a star-lit setting for dancing at the always-popular Silent Disco. Additionally, don't miss the view of the pool from the glass-floored Bridge of Sighs, which is situated 72 feet above it on Deck 16. 

Nothing says relaxation at sea quite like an aft infinity pool, and the one on MSC Seashore’s serves as a tranquil oasis. However, come nighttime, the spacious deck is a star-lit setting for dancing at the always-popular Silent Disco. Additionally, don't miss the view of the pool from the glass-floored Bridge of Sighs, which is situated 72 feet above it on Deck 16. 

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