On the night MSC Orchestra made her debut in Sydney, MSC Cruises revealed details of its forthcoming megaship, MSC Seaside.
The 4,110 passenger ship is part of MSC’s $5.3 billion fleet expansion to double its capacity by 2022.
Expected to launch November 2017, she is the first of two Seaside-class vessels, with the second scheduled to take off in 2018.
Unlike MSC vessels before her, she offers a truly ‘Seaside’ experience with a focus on water-side experiences mixed with Royal Caribbean and Carnival-like entertainment values.
But more specifically, here’s what your clients can expect on MSC Seaside:
The ship will have an interactive, two-story waterslide on a raft with a game controller – guests use a raft controller to match the colour of flashing strobe lights seen in different section of the slide. Once the ride is complete they will be given a score at the end.
Competitive cruisers will enjoy ‘Slideboarding’ down dueling water slides, which twist and drop along 526-feet of tubes that partially hang off the side of the ship.
The fun doesn’t end there, there’s also a rope adventure trail, which will be connected to the water park.
Seaside’s atrium will be spread over two decks and have glass walls for a water view.
And don’t forget the waterfront promenade featuring a number of dining and drink venues.
MSC Seaside will also be the first MSC ship to ‘follow the sun’, meaning she’ll homeport around the world.
However, MSC says she will be dedicated to Port Miami, with inaugural itineraries around the Caribbean.
Meanwhile, MSC made her visit to Australia this week, with visits to Brisbane and Sydney.
During her stop in Sydney, agents were given the opportunity to go onboard and experience her many features.
The group were welcomed to the ship with drinks and canapes before heading into the glamorous theatre for a performance of ‘Gotham’.
As the name suggests, the original show featured popular Batman characters who sang, danced and even performed magic tricks.
Lynne Clarke, MSC Cruises’ MD of Australia said Orchestra’s visit was emotional.
“To finally see our ship here in Australia and to actually be on her as we sailed in very early this morning was incredible.”
Lynne Clarke, MSC Cruises MD
She said it was a dream come true having the ship in Aus and hopes it will return in the future.
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