DEM13

DEM13
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Joined: 07/24/2014
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MSC Fantasia

July 2014 - MSC Fantasia to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Excellent itinerary

We just returned from our 7 day MSC cruise. Overall we enjoyed our experience. The itinerary was excellent, it made the trip great. The Ship Fantasia was beautiful, and clean. Our room was larger then expected as we had an inside cabin. Cabins are well maintained cabin stewarts are always around ensuring everything is clean with new towels twice a day. Evening dinners were excellent, staff were friendly and the food was excellent.  The pool bars had the best bar servers with friendly and fast service.

The areas we found required improvement were the pool space and the buffet service and quality.  The pool was too small for the amount of guests, kids jumping over your shoulder to get into the pool.  We still enjoyed the pool just something to think of.  The buffet staff are not friendly or very interested in providing any service.  If you do find a server the drinks take very long to arrive to your table.  Food is just ok.  Same items daily as expected at a buffet.  Don't miss you evening dinners as we did not want to  have 3 meals at the buffet. 

 

Despite some issues we did enjoy the experience, it is an Italian cruise line so you have a lot of European travelers.  The MSC was very organised at all ports, they ensure you get on and off your boat safely and efficiently.  Look at pre booking one of the drink packages. They are well priced and worth it as single drinks can be expensive.  We choose the 24 hour drink package which includes bottled water, coffee and ice cream. On hot days we enjoyed the bottle water and ice cream a few times a day

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DEM13's Tips

Santorini, Greece - A must see place. Fira is beautiful, but venture to Oia for the views
Dubrovnik, Croatia - Great to walk around old town to feel like you are in medieval times
Bari, Italy - Not a lot to see in town. Just walk around town if you want to save money
MSC Fantasia MSC Fantasia - Book a drink package. Select one that best meets your needs and pre book it. You save the 15% gratuity on each bill if you pre book. Best thing we did. If you enjoy laying by the pool after your day off the ship, return about 1 hour before the ship departs to get a sun chair. It fills up fast.

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