MSC Seaside


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The MSC Seaside was built in 2017 and is among MSC’s 21 ships in its fleet. The Seaside is included in the cruise line’s Seaside Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the MSC Seaside vs all of the other MSC ships.

MSC Seaside Size

How big is the MSC Seaside? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the MSC Seaside. Included in these statistics are passenger capacity, length, year built, year renovated, cost to build, gross tonnage, engine info, number of rooms, deck counts and more!

MSC Seaside Infographic

MSC Seaside Capacity

Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the MSC Seaside can accommodate. Of course, there are also crew members on board. Below, find the total onboard capacity, including staff and cruise guests.



MSC Avg: 4,298 guests

MSC Seaside Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the MSC Seaside is 5,331 guests. The average capacity for the 21 active ships in MSC’s fleet is 4,298 passengers. The passenger capacity range for all MSC ships has a minimum of 2,550 guests and a maximum of 6,850 passengers.



MSC Avg: 1,255 staff

MSC Seaside Crew Members: Staff on the MSC Seaside include 1,413 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 2.7:1. The average MSC ship includes 1,255 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 2.9:1.

MSC Seaside Passenger Capacity and Crew

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MSC Seaside Length

How long is the Seaside? From end to end, the MSC Seaside length equals 1060 feet (324 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 21 active vessels in MSC’s fleet, measuring 1024 feet (313 meters).


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MSC Avg: 1,024 feet

The smallest MSC ship (in terms of length) measures 902 feet (275 meters) from end to end. The longest vessel spans 1112 feet (339 meters).

Our chart below shows the length of the MSC Seaside vs all other active MSC ships.

MSC Seaside Ship Length

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MSC Seaside Built Date

When was the MSC Seaside Built? The MSC Seaside was built in 2017 and joined the cruise line’s Seaside Class.

MSC includes 21 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 2001. The average MSC ship is 9 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2013


built date

MSC Avg: 2007

When was the last MSC Seaside Dry Dock? The MSC Seaside has not experienced dry dock improvements yet.


renovation date

Renovations included the following: The MSC Seaside has not yet undergone refurbishment. There has not been a dry dock needed as the MSC Seaside is relatively new, having been constructed in 2017.

MSC Seaside Info

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MSC Seaside ship class?

The ship belongs to the MSC class of ships known as the Seaside class.

What is the MSC Seaside capacity?

We're often asked how many passengers are on the MSC Seaside. The ship's capacity is 5,331. When comparing the occupancy to the average MSC passenger capacity, you'll find that the average ship in the fleet holds 4,298 guests. Feel free to look at our graph above to see where this ship falls in line with all other live MSC ships.

Is the MSC Seaside a good ship?

Each of MSC's ships offers a unique layout with features and activities catered to all. Whether the MSC Seaside is right for you will depend on your individual preferences. Do you prefer a larger or smaller ship with many or fewer guests? Are you hoping for many family activities or entertainment options for an older clientele. Our deck maps layout and activities list provide a helpful guide to what you'll find on board. Feel free to explore the see if this ship is suited towards your preferences.

How long is the MSC Seaside?

From end to end, the Spectrum of the Seas length equals 1,060 feet (324 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all , active vessels in MSC fleet, measuring 1,024 feet (313 meters). Please see our size comparison chart above to see how this ship falls in line with all other active ships in the fleet.

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