One of MSC Cruises’ newest ships, MSC Seascape is an excellent pick for cruisers interested in traveling on one of the industry’s latest, most luxurious, and most technologically advanced ships.
With plenty of room, environmentally friendly features, glamorous design touches, and more, there’s a lot to love about this cruise ship. Need to know more? Here’s everything you can expect if you book an MSC Seascape cruise.
In This Article…
- MSC Seascape Stats
- Construction and History
- MSC Yacht Club
- Free Dining
- Specialty Restaurants
- Bars and Lounges
- Activities and Entertainment on MSC Seascape
- Kids Venues
- MSC Seascape Itineraries
MSC Seascape Stats
While not one of the absolute biggest cruise ships you’ll find at the moment, MSC Seascape is still pretty big. This ship measures in at:
- Gross Tonnage: 169,400 GT
- Length: 339 meters
- Decks: 20 total, 15 guest decks
- Passenger capacity: 5,877
- Number of cabins: 2,270
- Crew members: 1,648
Construction and History
The Seaside EVO class is a new take on the original Seaside class, which launched in 2017, with MSC Seaside. The EVO class is bigger, better, and more tech-savvy than the original class.
Following her sea trials in August 2022, MSC Seascape was delivered and named in late 2022. She was constructed at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. At one point, the ship was called the largest and most tech-savvy ship ever to be built, not just by Fincantieri, but in Italy overall.
The ship’s maiden voyage was a repositioning voyage between the Mediterranean and New York (where the christening ceremony took place — which is fitting given the ship’s slight New York City theme, as evidenced by the Statue of Liberty replica in the ship’s casino). After that, the ship sailed from New York to the Caribbean, to begin its normal service.
MSC Seascape, as mentioned, boasts 2,270 cabins, including interior, ocean view, and balcony cabins. On top of these options, there are also staterooms designed with facilities for guests with abilities or reduced mobility. So what should you expect from each?
The interior staterooms aboard this ship are further broken down into deluxe and premium interior staterooms. The premium interior staterooms are the largest, sleeping up to five individuals. The spacious premium interior stateroom layout also makes for more floor space and a large sitting area.
In comparison, deluxe interior staterooms do not come with a sitting area and sofa; instead, they’re outfitted with just a desk. Interior staterooms include amenities such as vanities, interactive TVs, minibars, in-room safes and WiFi for a fee.
Ocean view staterooms don’t offer much floor space, with your bed, bathroom and sofa all in a row along the elongated cabin. However, they do offer natural lighting via the large, round window at the end of the room.
Each ocean view stateroom sleeps four cruisers and the amenities are the same as they would be if you were to book an interior stateroom.
Balcony staterooms can be broken down further into deluxe balcony staterooms and balcony staterooms that specifically come with spa-related amenities.
The major difference between the two is that, with the spa-focused stateroom (called an “Aurea” cabin), you get spa-related amenities, and the decor is different. The Aurea decor features pops of an eggplant shade, while all other staterooms are fairly neutral, sleek, and modern.
Beyond that difference, in all of the balcony staterooms, you can expect a similar layout to what you might find with an ocean view room, just with a small balcony with seating on the end of the room where the window might normally be.
There are two different kinds of suites on MSC Seascape: Aurea suites and MSC Yacht Club suites.
The Aurea suites, as already discussed, come with spa-related amenities. They also come with different decor; depending on the Aurea suite you book, that decor might be a little more outdated than what you could expect in other areas of the ship.
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Aurea suites range in size and layout. Some can sleep as many as six cruisers, while others only fit two cruisers. Amenities differ, too. Some Aurea suites are outfitted with wardrobes and a hot tub on the balcony, while others offer walk-in closets and multiple bedrooms.
MSC Yacht Club
On any MSC Cruises ship, the best, most luxurious cabin or suite options are those you’ll find within MSC Yacht Club. The MSC Yacht Club is like the exclusive VIP area of each MSC Cruises ship.
There, cruisers get bigger, better, more luxurious accommodations and enjoy expanded amenities and access to Yacht Club guest-only areas of the ship.
MSC Yacht Club suites range from interior suites to an owner’s suite, but all are sleek, stylish and ultra-modern. Depending on the suite you book, you might enjoy wall-to-wall windows for superior views; a hot tub; outdoor dining space; walk-in closets; or top-deck locations.
MSC Yacht Club-exclusive amenities and services include priority access to the spa, 24/7 concierge and butler services, access to a private bar and lounge, access to a private pool, access to multiple private restaurants and more.
If you’re hoping to save some of your travel budget and allocate it towards booking some of those luxe accommodations options, you can easily do so by opting to only dine at the MSC ship’s complimentary restaurants.
You won’t be left wanting for options — that is, if you book the right stateroom. The complimentary dining options aboard MSC Seascape include…
- Green Wave Restaurant, first of three main dining rooms
- Cala Jondal Restaurant, second of three main dining rooms
- Aegean Restaurant, third of three main dining rooms
- Skyline Restaurant, a main dining room for Aurea guests only
- Marketplace Buffet, for the classic cruise ship buffet experience
- Yacht Club Restaurant, a restaurant for MSC Yacht Club guests only
- The One Pool Grill & Bar, another restaurant for MSC Yacht Club guests only
It’s clear that if you book a standard stateroom, you’ll only have a few free dining options (and it’s worth noting that the main dining rooms all serve the same food).
So, if you crave variety while cruising, you may find the complementary restaurant selection lackluster unless you book an MSC Yacht Club suite.
On top of the above options, you can also order select menu items via room service for free. A delivery fee, however, will take that cost up from free to minimal. That delivery fee is waived if you’re an Aurea or Yacht Club guest.
Whether you book an Aurea or Yacht Club suite or not, if you decide that the free restaurants aboard MSC Seascape aren’t doing it for you, you can peruse the for-a-fee dining options. We’ve also covered the ship’s specialty options right here. The specialty restaurants on this ship include…
- Butchers Cut, a classic steakhouse
- Ocean Cay, a seafood-geared restaurant with class
- Kaito Teppanaki, a 64-seater Teppanyaki eatery
- Kaito Sushi, serving sushi in a casual environment
- Hola Tacos & Cantina, for street food-style Mexican eats
- Venchi 1878 Chocolate Bar & Gelato, to curb your sweet cravings
- Horizon Bar, for ice cream only
Bars and Lounges
There are many places to grab a drink during your MSC Seascape cruise. Whether you love an expertly crafted cocktail or a casual beer, you can get all this and more, thanks to the ship’s wide array of watering holes.
Make sure to stop by…
- The Champagne & Wine Bar, for bubbly plus snacks
- The Cocktail Bar, for people watching with your drink
- The Jungle Pool Beach Bar, for indoor views of the pool
- The Loft Cafe, for drinks and comedy sets
- MSC Signature Casino Bar, for drinks while you gamble
- Seascape Bar, a watering hole located near the ship’s restaurants
- Shine Bar, another watering hole with a prime location
- The Sports Bar, for casual drinks and snacks
- The Wine Cellar, for wine tastings
- Uptown Lounge, for entertainment and libations
- Infinity Bar, a pool bar
- Marina Bar, another pool bar
- Sky Bar, a rooftop-style bar
- Top 19 bar, a bar on one of the ship’s sundeck
Activities and Entertainment on MSC Seascape
Beyond visiting this ship’s eateries and bars, you’ll find near-endless ways to keep yourself occupied. Travelers of all ages and types will find fun around every corner, thanks to the more than 300 entertainment activities the MSC cruise ship offers at any given time. Here’s what you can expect to do.
Take a Ride on the Robotron
The newest, arguably coolest feature on this ship? A feature that’s making waves in the cruising industry? The Robotron, at almost 175 feet above the seas.
This is the first robotic coaster at sea and delivers major thrills. Not for the faint of heart, the coaster dangles you over the ship’s deck and ocean, turns you upside down, and shakes you all about, as you take in views that you can’t get from any other spot on the ship.
Fun at the Water Park
Those cruisers too young to enjoy the state-of-the-art Robotron can still find some high-tech fun at the ship’s water park. The family-friendly Pirates Cove Aquapark combines classic water park features with virtual reality.
Pay a Visit to the Spa
Whether or not you book an Aurea room, you can still visit the MSC Aurea Spa and enjoy all the relaxation options that await there. Whether you prefer a massage, want a new look from the salon, or crave a quiet moment in the thermal area, you can find all this and more.
Test Your Luck in the Casino
Gamble away the night in the neon-lit casino. With slots, table games, and more, this casino is a can’t-miss.
Visit the Pool
This ship boasts more than a dozen pools and other water features. Make sure you experience them to the fullest, whether you visit the infinity pool, the infinity whirlpool that can fit up to 20 people at once, the Jungle Pool with its sliding roof, or the main Marina Pool.
There are ample ways to enjoy a little retail therapy when you’re aboard an MSC Seascape cruise. Whether you want to shop for your duty-free favorites, tech, tobacco, liquor, snacks, fashion accessories, leather goods, perfumes, cosmetics, sunglasses or just a cool souvenir, you can do so.
The ship is also the first in the fleet to feature the first TimeVallée boutique, with a collection of luxury brands, including Cartier, Baume & Mercier, Hublot, IWC, Mont Blanc, Panerai, and Tag Heuer.
Work Up a Sweat
Want to work up a sweat somewhere other than by the pool? Ditch the sundecks for a trip to the ship’s fitness center, or to the onboard sports arena, which offers basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts and more.
See a Show
MSC Seascape offers multiple entertainment venues where you can kick back and enjoy a show. The main theater is Chora Theater, with its musicals and acrobatic performances.
Le Cabaret Rouge is part bar and lounge, part entertainment space, with lots of cabaret-fitting style and the expected cabaret acts, all set over two floors of fun.
Get Involved in the Daily Fun
MSC Seascape gives you plenty of daily fun during every sea day, thanks to an enthusiastic crew that plans tons of activities for all ages. Whether you want to play a game, take a class or sit in on a lecture, you can do so. Just check out the daily schedule!
MSC Seascape boasts some of the largest kids’ venues out of all MSC Cruises ships — and there’s something for just about every age group. At Baby Club Chicco, kids ages 6 months to 36 months can enjoy infant-appropriate toys and other features.
The Mini Club is for those ages 3 to 6 years, and this space is likewise packed with toys and activities. The same goes for The Junior Club, for ages 7 to 11 years.
Ages 12 to 14 will appreciate The Young Club, with its gaming areas, while the Teen Club, for those cruisers ages 15 to 17, keeps teens occupied with tech features, games, and a private space to hang out with travelers their own age.
MSC Seascape Itineraries
So — does MSC Seascape sound like the perfect cruise ship to host your upcoming cruise vacation? See what awaits on one of this ship’s upcoming itineraries.
Yes! The Pirates Cove water park aboard MSC Seascape features multiple water slides.
MSC Seascape weighs in at 169,400 GT (gross tonnage), with 20 total decks and a passenger capacity of 5,877. There are 2,270 cabins and 1,658 crew members.