Geneva, Switzerland (May 6, 2021) — MSC Cruises today revealed new details of the dining experience on its newest flagship, MSC Seashore, launching this July and arriving to the U.S. this November. MSC Seashore will offer 18 bars and lounges — including 12 indoor and six outdoor venues — five specialty restaurants and four main dining restaurants, new restaurant and bar concepts, and additional outdoor venues and al fresco dining areas. Guests can taste a wide range of internationally-inspired cuisine in stylish venues — whether casual or formal dining — including prime steaks, fresh seafood, Mediterranean fare or authentic sushi.
“At MSC Cruises, we are constantly looking to elevate our guests’ vacation experience. For MSC Seashore, we have reimagined the design to highlight a strong connection to the sea – the ship offers new venues, al fresco dining, brand-new restaurants and more outdoor space than any of our ships sailing from the U.S.,” said Rubén Rodriguez, president of MSC Cruises USA. “We are thrilled to renew our commitment to delighting our guests in North America by bringing our newest and most innovative ships to the region. With nearly six months to go before MSC Seashore’s arrival in Miami in November, demand for cruising aboard this new ship continues to grow, and we expect it to accelerate as consumers plan their fall vacations.”
In addition to its dining, MSC Seashore’s public spaces have been entirely reimagined, with 65% of the ship redesigned to enrich the guest experience, with over 139,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space to offer new bars and restaurants as well as outdoor venues and lounge space, all meant to bring guests closer to the sea.
“We have taken the dining experience on MSC Seashore to the next level with carefully considered new options, both outdoors and in, that are fit for this spectacular flagship vessel,” said Food & Beverage Vice President Jacques Van Staden. “The goal of our talented in-house culinary team is to create something for every palate and preference, providing a diverse array of outstanding international culinary experiences. We are sure that the new dining concepts and incredible array of restaurants and bars will make for a truly memorable gastronomic experience for MSC Seashore guests.”
REDESIGNED CHEF’S COURT FULL OF INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANTS
MSC Seashore’s Chef’s Court is home to the ship’s five specialty restaurants, situated in a new location on Deck 8 closer to the sea.
Offering both new concepts and signature favorites, each venue serves a mouth-watering menu of international flavors. Brand new for MSC Cruises, the ship’s signature steakhouse, Butcher's Cut, will offer al fresco dining along the iconic waterfront promenade.
Kaito Sushi Bar will boast a moving sushi conveyor belt
Kaito Sushi Bar with NEW conveyor belt – For the first time in the fleet, the hugely popular Kaito sushi bar will include a sushi conveyor belt for guests to select dishes from a moving conveyor belt, with fresh sushi, sashimi, tempura and more. This popular venue offers deliciously authentic Asian cuisine prepared in front of guests with the highest quality ingredients.
Butcher’s Cut will offer al fresco dining along the waterfront boardwalk
Butcher's Cut with NEW alfresco dining area – This signature American-style steakhouse serves select Linz heritage angus beef, gold standard in high-end angus beef thanks to the best genetics in breed. The menu includes a range of prime cuts for all appetites, paired with their favorite New World wines or cocktails. The new al fresco dining area allows guests the full MSC Seashore experience, with fresh air and sea views.
HOLA! Tacos & Cantina aboard MSC Seashore will be the second in MSC Cruises’ fleet
HOLA! Tacos & Cantina – The first in the Seaside generation and the second in the fleet, HOLA Tacos & Cantina will feature the Latin American and Mexican-inspired cuisine in family style dining. Guests can enjoy a number of street food specialties and choose from an extensive list of tequilas and mescals, all combined in a fun, interactive setting.
Ocean Cay – This chic seafood restaurant will serve Mediterranean-style fish and seafood dishes made with fresh ingredients, all complemented by an extensive wine list.
Kaito Teppanyaki aboard MSC Seashore will be the largest Teppanyaki restaurant in MSC Cruises’ fleet to-date
Kaito Teppanyaki – An interactive and engaging experience, guests will delight in the tastes and spectacle of this venue, with eight grills, becoming the largest teppanyaki restaurant on any MSC Cruises ship. In this combined entertainment and dining experience, chefs cook with flair on an open grill with sizzling ingredients coming together to form delectable dishes.
The ship features four main dining restaurants, including a dedicated restaurant for Aurea guests, serving first-class Mediterranean and international specialties in stylish surroundings. Menus change daily with exquisite dishes created for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For more casual dining, the Marketplace Buffet has also been redesigned to give guests a real marketplace feeling with three distinct areas, each with a different design and ambience: Il Mercato, La Piazza and La Trattoria. In addition to its 1,100 indoor seats, the buffet now features a new outdoor aft dining area as part of the Sky Bar, which offers comfortable lounge seating as the perfect spot for a cocktail with the ultimate sea view.
Meanwhile, the MSC Yacht Club, which is the largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet to-date, also includes an extended Yacht Club, offering private fine-dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests are treated to an a la carte menu with chef’s specials that change daily, a wide choice of gourmet dishes complemented by an extensive wine list, impeccable service and an elegant atmosphere.
BARS FOR ALL OCCASIONS FROM DAY THROUGH TO NIGHT
The Aurea Bar offers an outdoor lounge area in the Top 19 Solarium
Among MSC Seashore’s many new features, there are numerous bars and lounges for guests to enjoy a drink, a light bite or take in some of the ship’s 16+ daily hours of entertainment.
Among the highlights of the new offering are:
- NEW: The Wine Cellar – A brand new concept, this venue includes a spectacular, walk-through wine cellar and oenological tasting experience.
- Sky Bar – For panoramic sea views, this rooftop bar is the ideal stop for cocktails.
- Horizon Bar – Situated on deck 19, the Horizon bar offers comfortable outdoor lounge seating.
- The Sports Bar – Decked out with sports memorabilia, this classic sports bar now features a new billiard room.
- NEW: Chef’s Court Cocktail Bar – Located in the new Chef’s Court area at heart of the ship, this newly designed welcome bar is the ideal venue to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail in stylish surroundings.
- NEW: The Uptown Lounge – A piano lounge and bar, the Uptown Lounge features live music and cocktails for those looking to wind down after dinner.
- MSC Aurea Bar – Aurea guests will also delight in the Top 19 Solarium’s stylish, which includes an outdoor lounge area and bar to complete a relaxing day in the sun.
Other returning favorites include Venchi 1878 Gelato and Venchi 1878 Chocolate and Coffee Bar — where guests can satisfy their sweet tooth — as well as the Champagne Bar, Shine Bar and Seashore Bar, all situated in the Atrium, the main social hub of the ship.
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About MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises is the world’s third largest cruise brand as well as the leader in Europe, South America, the Gulf region and Southern Africa with more market share in addition to deployed capacity than any other player. It is also the fastest growing global cruise brand with a strong presence in the Caribbean, North America and the Far East markets.
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Cruises one of the two brands that sit within the Cruises Division of MSC Group, the leading privately held Swiss-based shipping and logistics conglomerate with over 300 years of maritime heritage. MSC Cruises — the contemporary brand — has a modern fleet of 18 vessels combined with a sizeable future global investment portfolio of new vessels. The fleet is projected to grow to 23 cruise ships by 2025 with options for six vessel orders in place through 2030.
MSC Cruises offers its guests an enriching, immersive and safe cruise experience inspired by the Company’s European heritage, where they can enjoy international dining, world-class entertainment, award-winning family programs and the very latest user-friendly technology on board. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ itineraries and experience on board its ships please see here.
The Company’s number one priority has always been the health and safety of its guests and crew, as well as the communities at the destinations its ships serve. In August 2020, MSC Cruises implemented a new comprehensive and robust health and safety protocol to become the first major line to return to sea. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ health & safety protocol please see here.
MSC Cruises has long been committed to environmental stewardship with a long-term goal to achieve zero emissions for its operations. The Company is also a significant investor in next-generation environmental marine technologies, with the objective to support their accelerated development and availability industry wide. To learn more about the Company’s environmental commitment please see here.
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