The MSC Seaside is a high tech megaship that families will love. It is, however, very different from its other contemporary cruise line competitors like Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean.
Although the MSC Seaside was built specifically with families in mind and sails from Miami, it caters to a very international audience. It's an Italian ship with a very European flair. If you're looking to mix and mingle with lots of American family cruisers, this is not the ship for you. If you would like your children to be exposed to people from many different cultures speaking different languages then you are certainly the right fit for this ship.
In this review I've listed 17 things families will enjoy on board the MSC Seaside that may be a little different if you've sailed on other family cruises....
1. Kids Sail Free
On MSC Cruises, kids 17 and under sail free on select sailings, based on availability, when sharing a stateroom with two other guests. Don't expect this deal on busy school holiday sailings but if you can sail off season it's a phenomenal deal. On other sailings, children 11 and under sail free, while those 12 to 17 sail at a significantly discounted rate. And children under 2 years of age always sail free as a third or fourth guests. Remember, Uncle Sam never gives you a free ride from taxes, even for kids so you'll need to pay the kid's taxes.