Several years ago I took a cruise on a Hurtigrutin ship.  Every announcement was in several languages.  By the time, the announcement was made in English, the other passengers went back to talking, laughing, etc.  Most of the time I wasn't able to hear what was said.  I ended up going to the front desk for information. Often they didn't know either.  It was not a big problem just an annoyance not knowing if it was something important being said.   The cruise was wonderful, though otherwise.  We also had this on MSC but it was not a problem for us.  My husband speaks and understands Italian. 


Anyone one else experience this problem with announcements in foreign languages?  ? Do you avoid ships where English is not the primary language spoken or is this immaterial to you?