MSC Cruises Seashore to Homeport at Port Canaveral for 2023 Winter Sailing Season


MSC Seashore will sail from Port Canaveral with two-to-seven-night cruises to the Bahamas and the Western Caribbean

MSC Seaside Port Canaveral 2022
(Photo: MSC Cruises)

Port Canaveral, FL – October 6, 2022 – MSC Cruises has announced it will homeport one of its largest and most advanced cruise ships to Port Canaveral in 2023, offering new opportunities for guests to experience the cruise line’s latest vision for enhanced Caribbean cruising. The MSC Seashore will sail from Port Canaveral beginning with the Winter 2023-2024 season as part of a larger expansion featuring a record five ships sailing from U.S. ports.

“We are very excited to welcome the MSC Seashore to Port Canaveral and proud of our partnership with MSC Cruises,” stated Port CEO Capt. John Murray. “This announcement further demonstrates that Port Canaveral has earned the confidence and trust to deliver a world-class experience for their cruise guests.”

MSC Seashore will sail from Port Canaveral with a mix of short cruises to The Bahamas and 7-night Western Caribbean sailings. This will be the first time one of MSC Cruises’ groundbreaking Seaside EVO-class ships sails from Port Canaveral, and it will provide the first chance for fans of shorter cruises to enjoy MSC Seashore’s impressive range of amenities.

 MSC Seashore takes everything our guests love about the iconic Seaside class of ships and turns it up a notch,” said Rubén A. Rodríguez, President, MSC Cruises USA. “The ship is bigger, and it’s full of redesigned amenities from the pool deck down to the dazzling Le Cabaret Rouge lounge and theater. Guests sailing from Port Canaveral will love having MSC Seashore available for such a wide range of itineraries. It is especially exciting to know how many of those guests will experience Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve and see firsthand how we’ve embraced the island’s natural beauty, and how committed we are to sustainability. Caring for of the ocean and showing our guests the true extent of its wonders drives everything we do at MSC Cruises,” said Rodriguez. 

Itinerary Highlights

  • Short cruises of 2 to 4 nights: Calling at Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • 5-night Western Caribbean: Calling at Costa Maya (Mexico), Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • 6-night Western Caribbean: Calling at Cozumel and Costa Maya (Mexico), Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)
  • 7-night Western Caribbean: Calling at various combinations of Belize City (Belize), Cozumel and Costa Maya (Mexico), Nassau and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (The Bahamas)  

About MSC Seashore

MSC Seashore entered service in 2021 as MSC Cruises’ first Seaside EVO ship. It represents further refinement of the company’s beloved Seaside class, which debuted in 2017 with a revolutionary design aimed at connecting guests to the sea thanks to a large wraparound outdoor promenade down close to the ocean. 65% of MSC Seashore’s public areas have been reimagined to elevate and enrich the guest experience, resulting in a wealth of brand-new features and spaces. Its nearly 140,000 square feet of outdoor space offers guests more opportunities to lounge by the pool, sip on a refreshing cocktail in one of the bars, relax in a bubbling hot tub, or simply soak up the Caribbean’s sunshine and breezes. 

Key highlights of MSC Seashore:

  • One of the largest and most luxurious MSC Yacht Clubs in the fleet—the all-inclusive ‘ship within a ship’ premium concept providing guests with a premium cruise experience, private amenities, and 24-hour butler service.
  • 11 different types of staterooms and suites with balconies—including the coveted aft suites, 50 terraced suites with extended balconies, and 32 suites with private outdoor hot tubs.
  • There are six spectacular swimming pools, including a new interactive Pirate Cove-themed waterpark and a spectacular new aft Infinity Pool, as well as two infinity hot tubs.
  • Five specialty restaurants in the redesigned Chef’s Court on Deck 8 with two elegant bars, plus al fresco dining available at Butcher’s Cut, MSC Cruises’ signature steakhouse, located on the stunning waterfront promenade.
  • The exclusive Top 19 Solarium for Aurea guests with its chic outdoor lounge area and bar.
  • The kids’ area is the largest in the fleet with more than 7,500 square feet of dedicated space featuring a futuristic new theme of space and planetary exploration. 
  • Entertainment options for every type of traveler—from the main theatre and the stunning Le Cabaret Rouge show venue, to the larger-than-ever casino and sports bars.