Have you heard? There’s a new big shot in town. Or rather, there’s a new big ship on the open seas, and its name is MSC Seaview. The 153,516-tonne vessel officially entered service in June 2018 and is currently sailing thousands of lucky guests around the Mediterranean.
It’s been a long journey to reach this point. Steel for MSC Seaview was first cut back in October 2015 and MSC Seaview
became the third next-generation MSC Cruises ship to come into service in just 12 months when it was handed over and christened in June 2018. Just like a first-time parent ushering pictures of their new baby in your face, we’re super-proud of the latest arrival on our fleet, so humour us while we tell you about all our favourite bits on MSC Seaview...
It Has Amazing Features
That’s a given with any new MSC Cruises ship; they all have amazing features, but MSC Seaview leads the way by rewriting the rule book of cruise ship design, with breathtaking indoor and outdoor areas capable of connecting you with the sea like never before. Specifically, we’re talking about the Waterfront Boardwalk, the four-deck atrium and the panoramic pool. Located on deck eight, the Waterfront Boardwalk circumnavigates the ship and serves as the gateway to a wide variety of restaurants and bars. Head up to the glass skywalk on deck 16 to take in a jaw-dropping view of the sea from above. Ever wanted to enjoy the convenience of a pool but enjoy breathtaking sea views at the same time? Well, that’s totally possible in MSC Seaview’s panorama pool, where you’ll feel an immersive connection with the water. Meanwhile, the four-deck atrium has to be seen to be believed. This multi-level glass-walled space creates an atmospheric venue for live entertainment, while the two glass-floored catwalks deliver guests spectacular ocean views.
Accommodation Is Sublime
On MSC Seaview, staterooms come in 11 different flavours. From family cabins to grand suites, right up to royal suites, the ship offers stylish accommodation to suit every budget and lifestyle. The most lavish - MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite
- boasts up to 62 sq.m. of floor space including a 33 sq.m balcony featuring a dining table and private whirlpool bath. The large plush double bed can be converted into two single beds if you’d prefer and there’s also a separate living area and spacious wardrobe. All Yacht Club accommodation comes with an interactive TV, espresso coffee machine, and air-conditioning as standard throughout. Families can stay together by booking up to three connecting cabins, comfortably accommodating up to ten people, while grand suites can sleep up to five people and offer between 32 and 49 sq.m of surface space with a balcony measuring up to 21 sq.m.
Entertainment Is Endless
As with every MSC Cruises ship, there is no shortage of fun things to do during a cruise on MSC Seaview. So there are two full-sized bowling alleys, a high-tech theatre and a multi-storey water park.
With five different water slides, the Forest Aquaventure Park is the most interactive water park at sea, boasting two racing slides with clear loops extending over the side of the ship and a 367-foot water slide with lights and music descending down the single and double slide tubes. There’s also the AquaPlay area for youngsters and an adventure trail meaning there’s something for everyone at the Forest Aquaventure Park. Once younger guests are dried off, they can go wild in colourful kids’ play areas created with the help of Lego and Chicco and various kids’ clubs that reach up to 17 years. Spectacular theatre productions aren’t exclusive to Broadway or the West End; you can enjoy thrilling shows at the stunning high-tech Odeon Theatre, which runs a varied programme comprising compelling entertainment every evening of your cruise.
How is the Food on an MSC Seaview Cruise?
With several mouthwatering eateries on board MSC Seaview, even the pickiest eaters are sure to find something they can’t resist to get stuck into. In the Pan Asian Market Kitchen, you can expect creative Japanese cuisine, designed with award-winning Chef Roy Yamaguchi, who has also played a hand in the ship’s Teppanyaki restaurant. Meat lovers can dig into juicy prime cuts from around the globe at the Butcher’s Cut steakhouse, while the Ocean Cay Restaurant serves up sophisticated fish dishes made with the freshest ingredients and complemented by a wonderful wine list. Elsewhere, you could enjoy French cuisine with true joie de vivre at the warm, friendly Atelier Bistrot. Indulge in high-quality snacks from cheese and charcuterie to escargots and foie gras or something more substantial like ribeye steak and fries with blue cheese sauce. The choice is yours.