MSC Celebrate The Float Out Of Biggest Ship Ever Built In Italy

November 28, 2016

MSC celebrated at the weekend as their brand new ship MSC Seaside had her successful float out.

The Seaside is the biggest ship to ever have been built in Italy and she touched water for the first time as the ship moved from dry dock to wet dock.

www.CRUISE.co.uk were there to see it happen live and took quite a few photos of the event!

MSC Seaside

Below is an exclusive look at one of the brand new cabins which will feature in the yacht club.

MSC Seaside

Here you can see the beginnings of the sea walk which will give guests a birds eye view of the waves below.

MSC Seaside

Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises Executive Chairman, said: “This is another exciting milestone in our ambitious expansion plans as we see the second of our 11 next-generation ships entering the final stages of her construction. MSC Seaside has been specifically designed to provide our guests with a unique onboard experience in warmer regions and boasts one the highest ratio of outdoor space in the industry so that guests can enjoy a range of open-air activities such as dining and drinking al fresco, strolling along the promenade or simply taking in the beautiful sea views from the privacy of one of the many balcony cabins.”

MSC Seaside

Antonio Paradiso, MSC Cruises Managing Director UK and Ireland also commented to say: “The Caribbean continues to be an ever popular destination for UK and Irish holidaymakers. With the addition of MSC Seaside, we are further strengthening our ability to serve the demand in this key region with five ships for winter 2017/18, each bringing our own, distinctive Mediterranean flair and elegance to the Caribbean holiday experience.”

MSC Seaside

Entertainment features on-board include a 934-seat theatre, a 5D cinema, a snow room and an interactive aqua park with four exhilarating slides. Below you can see the beginnings of one of the ships pools.

MSC Seaside

You can also see here the start of the main dining room below. Other venues to eat will include a pizza grill, Teppanyaki restaurant and an American Sports Bar.

MSC Seaside

The ship has been inspired by an “elegant beach condo” and has panoramic glass lifts, a 360-degree ocean level promenade and 76% of the cabins are positioned on the outside of the ship so that guests are never far from a view of the ocean.

MSC Seaside

All lights on the ship will be LED and energy saving with bicycles to rent on-board as well as the longest zip line ever on a cruise ship – at 120m long!

Work is set to continue on the ship which will launch next year.

So what do you think of the news? Are you excited to sail on the MSC Seaside once she is all finished? Have you ever sailed with MSC Cruises before? Let us know in the comments below…