MSC Cruises Launch Their Spectacular Seascape Vessel In New York City
For a cruising newbie, this House Of Coco trip to New York to watch the dazzling ceremony on board MSC’s newest flagship, Seascape, was a glimpse into a previously undiscovered world.
Blessed by the iconic Godmother of the fleet, Sophia Loren, the ship got off to a star studded start to it’s Caribbean future. We were treated to a stunning performance from international singer-songwriter Matteo Bocelli and DJ-ing from none other than global Grammy award-winning superstar, Ne-yo.
MSC do not mess around when it comes to pulling out all the stops to entertain their guests.
The opulence which has been lovingly carved into every minute detail of Seascape’s aesthetic is a treat for the senses.
It’s hard to comprehend how this family run empire can stay so true to its roots while producing the first line in luxury to cater for the needs of their loyal and demanding clientele, but they pull it off with aplomb on every ship in the 21 strong cruise ship fleet.
MSC Seascape – The stats:
The vessel features 2,270 cabins with 12 different types of staterooms and suites;
11 dining venues and 19 bars and lounges;
6 swimming pools, including a stunning aft (towards the rear) infinity pool; an expansive waterfront promenade;
a spectacular Bridge of Sighs on deck 16 with a breath-taking view of the ocean; and one of the most luxurious Yacht Clubs in the entire fleet.
Guests sailing on MSC Seascape will enjoy 98 hours of live entertainment per cruise and cutting-edge amusement options, including ROBOTRON, a thrilling amusement ride available at sea for the first time.
The other great thing about the addition of this New York City port is that cruisers now have even more choice of embarkation points for MSC guests from around the globe, although the Seascape vessel itself will be based from it’s home port of Miami.
Once on board, every whim and fancy is catered for. The culinary offerings are exquisite and guests are treated like royalty, regardless of their booking grade.
We tried out every restaurant, absolute perfection on the palate. From the tacos to the tepanyaki, each esculent offering was mouth watering and lavish.
MSC’s commitment to the environment is outstandingly impressive. From taking the ravaged island of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve and turning it into an idyllic private paradise for their guests to enjoy, to implementing the best in-class wastewater treatment systems with purification standards higher than most wastewater treatments facilities on land and selective catalytic reduction systems to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 90 percent by converting the gas into harmless nitrogen and water. And they aren’t resting on their laurels, it’s a continual strive for sustainability and they are putting their money on coming out on top with this one.
We didn’t leave the dock on this trip but had a tatser of the joys of cruising – stay tuned for more in depth cruise news from us in 2023 as we are now hooked!
To book the cruise of a lifetime, check out MSC and their range of luxury options here.