A Gastronomic Adventure on MSC Seashore - Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo

A Gastronomic Adventure on MSC Seashore

Developing on the innovative design of the Seaside class of MSC ship, MSC Seashore has been extended and enhanced with a variety of new features, experiences, and spaces. The aim of the reimagined design was to bring guests closer to the sea, in particular with new alfresco dining and drinking options. Alongside this, re-imagined public spaces and eateries come together to create what MSC are calling a ‘gastronomic adventure’.


At 339m, Seashore is MSC’s longest ship, offering 13,000sqm of outdoor space. Expected to come into service on 31st July 2021, Seashore will be cruising the Mediterranean and Caribbean, and visiting MSC’s Ocean Cay Marine Reserve.

Seashore will be fitted with ‘Safe Air’, a UV-C sanitation system that promises to eliminate viruses and guarantee clean and safe air for guests and crew. On top of this, MSC have reduced sulphur oxide and nitrogen oxide emissions by 98% and 90% respectively, as well as maximising efficiency with smart heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

Reimagining the Space

65% of Seashore‘s public spaces have been completely reimagined. With 18 bars and lounges, including 12 indoor and six outdoor venues, five speciality restaurants and four main dining restaurants, the focus with Seashore is on cuisine. As an evolution of the original Seaside prototype, Seashore has been fully redesigned to include more options for eating and drinking.

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. 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.”

Jacques Van Staden, Vice President Food & Beverage, MSC Cruises
The Aurea Bar, one of the many outdoor spaces on MSC Seashore

The Dining Areas

Seashore will feature a new location for the Chef’s Court, a public space in which guests will find the five speciality restaurants. The speciality restaurants include HOLA! Tacos and Cantina, a Latin American and Mexican-inspired family style restaurant; Butcher’s Cut, an American-style steak house featuring a new alfresco dining area; Kaito Sushi Bar, offering authentic Asian cuisine prepared in front of guests, featuring a new conveyor belt; Kaito Teppanyaki, an interactive, open grill affair and the largest teppenyaki restaurant on any MSC vessel; and Ocean Cay, a signature seafood restaurant serving up fresh ingredients paired with an extensive wine list.

Bars for all Occasions

For lighter bites, and drinks experiences, Seashore features a number of bars and lounges, where the cruiser has the opportunity to take in some of the vessel’s 16+ daily hours of entertainment.

The beverage venue offerings include The Wine Cellar, a brand new concept featuring a walk-through wine cellar paired with tasting experience; the rooftop Sky Bar, featuring both a cocktail bar and the Horizon Bar, complete with outdoor seating area on deck 19; The Sports Bar, featuring a new billiard room; the Chef’s Court Cocktail Bar, a new space in the heart of the ship designed as a pre-dinner bar; and The Uptown Lounge, another new space, designed as a piano lounge and bar for relaxing post-dinner. Seashore certainly sounds like a gastronomic adventure to us.

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