(4 p.m. EDT) -- Sales have opened for MSC Cruises' new ship MSC Seashore, the first in the line's Seaside Evo Class of vessels.
Through July 11, bookings are open to MSC Voyagers Club members, who will receive a 5% discount in addition to their usual 5% loyalty discount. Bookings will be available to non-members beginning July 11; they will also receive a 5% discount through September 11, 2019.
MSC Seashore, the third ship in the Seaside Class of ships, will be 52 feet longer than previous Seaside vessels; with the extra space, it will offer new public areas, including a two-deck show lounge, a larger kids area and an aqua park.
It will also offer additional luxury suites, 28 additional terraced staterooms and a new style of MSC Yacht Club suite with a walk-in wardrobe. Dining changes include a new restaurant for Aurea passengers, an additional main dining room and a new location for specialty restaurants on Deck 8.
As the first of two Seaside Evo ships, Seashore will employ environmentally friendly technology, including a scrubber system for cleaner emissions, an advanced wastewater treatment system, LED lighting, and smart heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
The ship, which will sail Mediterranean itineraries, will visit Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Valetta on its inaugural seven-night sailing, departing June 13, 2021.
A second Seaside Evo ship, currently unnamed, will set sail in 2022.