MSC Cruises have just taken delivery of the MSC Seaside. This is the first in the highly anticipated Seaside class of vessels. She will sail direct from Trieste, Italy to Miami where she will be home-ported.  This will be the 14th addition to MSC Cruises’ fleet and the second ship for the company to come into service in 2017. The MSC Meraviglia debuted earlier in the year from STX France.

I say MSC Seaside is highly anticipated as she features a unique superstructure design that will be seen in other ships for decades to come.

MSC is branding it as a “beach condo design with a wealth of outdoor space.” What ships will have going forward are super structures which are narrower towards the bow and stern. Amidships they can be full-width or slightly less.

In the picture below you can see that the forward part of the super structure is narrower than it normally would be.

I’ll have a First Look up shortly on the Seaside.