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MSC Seaside

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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
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Lynnalice wrote a review Oct 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom7 contributions13 helpful votes
What a terrible week we had. Would never go on a MSC Cruise ship again. The food was diabolical. Every meal was cold. Things stated in brochure was not correct. Chargers for mobile phone only worked if you were in the higher classes! There definitely was a divide in classes. The pools on the ship was very small and places on the ship were not sign posted very well. Staff in the buffet style restaurant was rude and the easy drinks package was very questionable, was not full strength drinks!! I wouldn't touch this cruise line with a barge pole. This is a brand new ship and yet everywhere on this ship was having maintenance done. We have cruised many times but this cruise was a disaster.
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teresagiuffre wrote a review Oct 2021
Boston, Massachusetts4 contributions
I'd say I was a moderately experienced cruiser, having gone on about 20. This is my 5th msc cruise, My first in the med, although not my first visit to Italy. Its Oct. 21' so most of America is recovering and whining about slow restaurant service. Not the case on this cruise ship.. Much of italy is on track with us. Masking and social distancing, a new green pass law. But msc didn't get the memo. Of course they claim covid to prevent cruisers from going into port. Unless it's a double usual price shore excursion. (OH by the way no English guides with msc in the ports) But the public areas of the ship are crowded like precovid time Square on New years. Lines, lines everywhere. I can't imagine what it's like at full capacity. You get it, I dont feel safe. Let's talk food. All the msc cruises stateside, at least pre covid served Italian food, varied and delicious. I loved the food. I never found a need to go to a specialty restaurant. This one, though. Your choices: chicken or fish. The chicken looks stewed more than roasted, as they claim. And smelly cheap fish like mackerel which they also stew, every damned day. I mean it. Every day. The same 3 types of pasta. Every damned day. I'm on day 4 right now, and need to make a dining reservation to catch a decent meal. I'm sailing aurea, which is one step below their elite class, but forget turndown service, forget all the amenities you expect. You want breakfast delivery you get tang for juice, dry rolls, coffee and the nastiest yogurt I ever tasted. You don't even get a welcome aboard map or breakfast cards. You have to ask, every day. It's a joke. But LORD knows, they still sell all their crap. Effie diamonds, cheap purses. All that mscforme app is good for is the text messages about free massage consultations. Important ship info is not on it. If I could leave this God forsaken cruise right now without losing even more money, I would.
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pmillasn2017 wrote a review Oct 2021
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile35 contributions7 helpful votes
in July I booked and paid for 2 cabins to set sail on September 10 from Rome on the MSC SEASIDE. Days before departure they sent me an email notifying that they would only accept passengers from the Schengen area on board. and my money could not be returned. They only sent me a valid voucher to use or give it away. But the serious thing is that at the time of selling the cruise to me, the measure of boarding only passengers from the Shengen space was already in force in MSC
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Philip C wrote a review Sep 2021
8 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked a cruise for October 2021. We knew there was a chance that it could be cancelled due to covid, however what we did NOT know was that they would change the terms of the agreement as a money grab. We were notified that because of covid we could not leave the ship, but if we wanted to cancel we would have to pay a penalty. So our choices were pay a penalty for a vacation we will never take, or sit on a ship for a week without being able to actually enjoy our trip. This was shady and unethical. I would never do business with a company like this. They didn't even offer a credit! We could reschedule but it had to be within a year, and after the way they tried to force us into a totally different vacation than we had signed up for, I was not willing to risk covid restrictions not changing over the next year.
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Pierre R wrote a review Jul 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
This was the Cruise of my life. A very big discovery. The Ship is magnificent, it has a lot of space to walk outside around the ship. Our cabin, even, if it was the the low cost was big, with all the conveniences. The cabin was cleaned 2 time a day. The ship is SUPER clean and complies with the sanitary constraints. The food was excellent, and the service is Top notch. In one week, I am not sure I saw everything. We went to Syracuse, Terente, Rome, Genoa and back to Marseille. We were controlled twice to detect the Covid, even if we were fully vaccinated. There are plenty of long chairs, jacuzzi, showers and pools. The verdict: We will come back to MSC and try other routes. My wife got a very strong enthusiasm for cruises and this one in particular.
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