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MSC Seaside

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Common Areas (1,900)
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Itineraries for this ship
7 Night Cruise to the Western Mediterranean
Departure date
Thursday, 05/26/22
Valencia, Marseille, Genoa, Rome (Civitavecchia), Palermo (Sicily), Ibiza, Valencia
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Passengers: 4,132   |   Crew: 1,413
Passengers to crew: 2.92:1
Passengers to space: 37.2:1
Launched: 2017   


  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 10
Additional decks
Deck 5 layout
  Bella Inside Stateroom (I1)  
  Bella Outside Stateroom (O1)  
  Fantastica Outside Stateroom (O2)  
  Wellness Oceanview Stateroom (OW)  
Seashore Restaurant
Emotional Photo Gallery
Reception and Guest Service
Seaside Bar
MSC Future Cruise
Art Gallery


Cabin size: 172 - 269 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 312
Accessible rooms: 1
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 1312

Activities & entertainment

Activities (34)
  • Pool (4)
  • Arts Classes
  • Barber Shop*
  • Bowling*
  • Dance Classes
  • Deck Parties
  • Evening DJ
  • F1 Simulator*
  • Forest Aquaventure Park
  • Forest Aquaventure Park
  • Game Shows
  • Hair Salon*
  • Hot Tubs (13)
  • Hydrotherapy Pool*
  • Interactive XD Cinema*
  • Karaoke
  • Medi-Spa Center*
  • MSC Aurea Spa*
  • MSC Gym by Technogym
  • Pedicure /Manicure*
  • Spa Wellness Area*
  • Sports Tournaments
  • The Library
  • Trivia
  • Virtual Games Arcade*
  • Yoga*
  • Waterslides
  • Baby Club Chicco
  • Doremi Studio
  • Doremiland
  • Junior Club LEGO
  • Mini Club LEGO
  • Teen Club
  • Young Club
Entertainment (8)
  • Live Music
  • Comedy Performances
  • Haven Lounge
  • Metropolitan Theater
  • Miami Casino*
  • News Café
  • Piazza Grande
  • The Piazza
Dining (25)
  • Asian Market Kitchen by Roy Yamaguchi - Asian*
  • Seaside Bar - Atrium Bar*
  • Shine Bar - Atrium Bar*
  • Biscayne Bay Buffet & Pizzeria - Casual
  • Marketplace Buffet - Casual
  • Champagne Bar - Champagne*
  • Wine & Cocktails - Clubby Bar*
  • Venchi Cioccogelateria & Coffee Bar - Coffee & Pastries*
  • Bistro - La Bohéme - French*
  • Ipanema Restaurant - International
  • Seashore Restaurant - International
  • Jungle Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Jungle Pool Lounge - Pool Bar*
  • Miami Beach Bar - Pool Bar
  • Miramar Bar - Pool Bar*
  • South Beach Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Ocean Cay Restaurant - Seafood*
  • Sports Bar - Sports Bar*
  • Butcher's Cut - Steakhouse*
  • Aurea Bar - Suite Guests
  • MSC Yacht Club Grill - Suite Guests
  • MSC Yacht Club Restaurant - Suite Guests
  • MSC Yacht Club Sundeck & Bar - Suite Guests
  • Top Sail Lounge - Suite Guests
  • Venchi Gelateria & Creperie - Sweets*
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Vacationeer88 wrote a review May 5
Fallbrook, California22 contributions3 helpful votes
Where to start... Disappointing at best! Nice ship design and specialty restaurants you pay for were outstanding. The problem is the overall service and nickel and dimeing guest constantly. We purchased the upgraded premium package. They overpromised and under delivered. Not Good. Do not get the Aurora upgrade, total waste of money. For example... No priority boarding No free room service No free mini bar No free solarium/sauna (limited availability. Only able to get 2 sessions out of 13 day cruise) You must pay extra for so many things. Basically nothing is included that is normally included cruises. Will not cruise MSC ( Medertain Shipping Company) again Ps. Nothing on the TV unless you pay. Remember, you must be ready to pay for everything once you are captive.
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europelover26 wrote a review Apr 2022
Maghera, United Kingdom1245 contributions220 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise and we we’re completely spoiled. I will not give too much away about the yacht club but it is just outstanding. From the arrivals lounge where we were whisked through check in to the truly remarkable, dedicated, talented, and warm hearted staff. Raj, Luis, Sussana, Marcio, Suwarna, Razvan, Alexandru; all made the experience relaxing and well coordinated. Special thanks goes to the cleaning staff in our suite who surprised the kids with remarkable evening turn down service every night. We were extremely skeptical how about booking a cruise but we have not looked back. A truely 5 star experience.
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837Linzi2 wrote a review Apr 2022
Bristol, United Kingdom57 contributions24 helpful votes
Not all great Actually getting on board took a long time even though we had aurea package and thought we got priority boarding. I use a mobility scooter so it wasn't too bad for me to sit and wait but there were other people in the queue using crutches and walking sticks. At the last boarding check we discovered we had only been given the cruise cards for 1 room not the 2 we had booked. The concept of 1 family having 2 rooms is always a problem for all cruise lines to understand. So we had to go to guest services on board to get our other cards. Many weeks prior to the cruise I had tried to book excursions online which is possible but only 1 room at a time. So if I book the last 2 places on a trip, my husband and other daughter would not be able to accompany me. I rang MSC to do it for me but they couldn't as I booked with a travel agent. Once on board I needed to charge my scooter and the staff were really helpful and got us drinks very quickly, which was very welcome. The room was what I expected and our luggage arrived very quickly. We met our room steward who was friendly. The first issue we experienced was at dinner. My oldest daughter has a nut and sesame allergy (we completed special needs forms for both of us, a long time beforehand). We also informed the waiter who then got his supervisor. We are used to the supervisor being the one to always take her order as this has happened on other cruise lines. The starter and main were all good but she could not have any desserts apart from ice cream (this was the case all week). She asked for vanilla flavour but for some reason chocolate was brought out. Luckily she doesn't like chocolate ice cream so her Dad ate it and discovered it had hazelnuts in it! I even took a hazelnut to the front desk to show one of the supervisors and explain how serious this was, which he apologised for. I would of thought that feeling in the special needs form beforehand might of meant that a dessert could of been made for her specially to ensure there wasn't any contamination. Also on the first night I was given a can of coke with no glass until I asked for one, the table wasn't cleaned of bread crumbs and we weren't offered any coffee at the end. But the second night (and for the rest of the cruise) we had a waiter (Astawan) and assistant waiter (Ulan) who were very good. The elevators were another issue with my scooter. You have to choose which deck you want on a keypad and it tells you to get in a designated lift. Often the lift was too full to get my scooter in so I had to repeat the process again. I met a man in one lift who said his wife used a scooter/wheelchair and one time it had taken him 18 minutes to actually get her into an elevator. The muster drill was another example of how difficult this was, they didn't want me to use the elevator. I understand if this was the real thing I wouldn't be able to use the elevator but on other cruise lines they have allowed disabled people to use the lift. More issues on excursions as the buses and guides didn't know I had a scooter and my daughter had allergies until we told them or they saw me. Fortunately my scooter folds up like a suitcase and on the first excursion it had to stand at the top of the 2 steps into the minibus. The excursions team had the special needs forms on their computer system as I checked. They said we needed to remind the excursions team in the theatre every time which we did when we going on the beach break to Cozumel but again so provision was made for my daughter's allergies at the lunch buffet. I noticed in the toilets that the disabled toilet is at the back so having to get past people going in and out of the stalls and washing their hands was a challenge. Once in the disabled toilet I noticed that the emergency call red string that usually hangs down to the floor was a button next to the toilet. Not a lot of use if you fall off the toilet as you may not be able to reach it (see photo). I found the food generally nice especially breakfast in the buffet. The dinner portions vary depending on what you order. The only issue I had was it took a long time to order drinks (I think generally the ship was short staffed). The app didn't work most of the time for me but my daughter booked us in for a show, although the early times were advertised as for unvaccinated and the later show for vaccinated. The show we booked for got cancelled and we saw a comedian, who was good. My daughter noticed a day or two later that the we had been put in for the show again a few days later. So we went to the theatre on the new day and time and there were a couple of groups of guests in there. But the show never happened and there was no communication about this. I was surprised how small the long island pool was but the other pools were nice. We tried the aurea deck area which had nice seating and cabanas with curtains to pull round if the sun gets too hot. The cocktails weren't nice at this bar though, didn't taste like a pint colada. I also though the aurea area had a dipping pool but couldn't find this. I chose this cruise as it went to Jamaica and not many other cruise lines dock in Ocho Rios but I would think twice about booking with this cruise line again.
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Eilis K wrote a review Apr 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Although a very clean and pretty ship, some staff members are rude and indifferent. We waited in line almost three hours to check-in at the pot because of the lack of organization. The knees of the elderly were starting to give way. Absolute chaos. As fas as assistance goes, you an forget it. I had to buy a one-day internet plan to attend a meeting. The internet which worked for a total of one hour. When I went to the front desk. They said sorry, nothing we can do. You already paid for the service so there is nothing we can do. This service is very problematic. On the Carneval ship about tow weeks ago a fellow passenger raved about the service. Her internet did not work and they provided her with a free day's service. This is good service. But, you will meet a lot ( certainly not the majority) of indifferent staff. And indeed, in some cases they are just following orders. However, the men at the internet stand were passive aggressive and very rude. I recommend you take yourself for a lighthearted Carnival cruise instead, a ship where the atmosphere feels less stern and exhausted.
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Lesley C wrote a review Feb 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Just returned from a wonderful trip on the MSC Seaview around the Caribbean. Due to Covid ship’s capacity was much reduced which was brilliant and the yacht club very special. Our Butler Adi and under butler Bheeshek were wonderful always around but never intrusive. Similarly in the YC Restaurant our waiter Rahul and partner Sri knew exactly what we wanted and served professionally. The YC bar was great the barman Adrian made great cocktails. Everything perfect
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7 Night Cruise to the Western Mediterranean
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