‘MSC Seaside’ makes inaugural call today


PORT–Cruise ship MSC Seaside makes its inaugural call to St. Maarten today, Wednesday. The ship is part of the new Seaside Class described by MSC as “a game changer.”

MSC Seaside was scheduled to visit the island in December 2017, but the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in September 2017 changed the cruise line itinerary for the North-eastern Caribbean.

Port St. Maarten Management is pleased to welcome the new cruise ship, the second newly-built next-generation mega cruise ship in the MSC Cruises’ fleet.

This call “further demonstrates the confidence in the island, and at the same time it further validates the recovery of the country’s cruise sector,” Port Management said on Tuesday.

MSC Seaside is the first ship in the MSC Cruises’ fleet to be christened in the United States. The ship was launched in November 2017 and christened in December 2017. It will sail in the Caribbean year-round from Port Miami.

MSC Seaside has a passenger capacity of 5,119 and crew of 1,413.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/75303-msc-seaside-makes-inaugural-call-today