Along with her sister MSC Seaside, the MSC Seaview is among the biggest ships of MSC Cruises. In Fall 2022, she will cross the Atlantic Ocean with departure from Genoa in an 18-Day cruise. An inside cabin is available for as little as €939, while Balcony Cabins start at €1,389 – a fare that includes on board catering. Flights and excursions must be purchased extra.
It is best to read the current MSC Cruises regulations regarding Covid on the ship in advance. Among other things, you must wear mouth and nose protection in all public areas if you are not seated. You must have proof that you have been vaccinated or have recovered. Individual shore leave is possible again but depends on the regulations of the ports.
Cruises booked until June 15 can be changed flexibly, but a fare difference may apply.
You get full board service with breakfast, lunch and dinner (some speciality restaurants are excluded) as well as cold and hot water, coffee, tea and milk with meals. All cabins have double beds, which can also be converted to twin beds if required.
- Day 1 Genoa
- Day 2 Marseille
- Day 3 Barcelona
- Day 4: Palma de Mallorca
- Day 5: Cartagena
- Day 6: Malaga
- Day 7: At sea
- Day 8: Tenerife
- Day 9: Lanzarote
- Days 10 – 15: At Sea
- Day 16: Salvador
- Day 17: Ilheus
- Day 18: At Sea
- Day 19: Rio de Janeiro
The is 323 meters long and 41 meters wide MSC Seaview was commissioned in 2018. Back then, her 150,000 tons made her the largest ship in MSC’s service, alongside the identical MSC Seaside. By now, she is in fourth place among MSC cruise ships (not counting identical ships).
There are several outdoor pools, an aqua park with water slides, a high ropes course, and various bars and restaurants. A total of up to 5,300 guests can board the ship. There is also a theater, cigar lounge, spa, kids club and casino. So you won’t get bored that quickly. A look into the balcony cabin:
Since this cruise does not include transport, you face the task of taking care of your return to Europe yourself. Currently, oneway tickets from Rio de Janeiro to Milan (the closest international airport to Genoa) are available for €500 (w/o luggage) in the days after arrival. Prices increase later, as Christmas comes closer and flights tend to be more expensive.
Getting to Genoa isn’t that big of a problem, as the city itself and several airport close-by receive services from low-cost carriers. Possible origins spread all across Europe. We recommend arriving at least one day prior to the ship’s departure.
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