February 2018 - 14 days on MSC Seaside
Beautiful but could be better
This is an elegant ship, yet with a layout that is somewhat disappointing. The one big plus was the fact that you could have your breakfast and lunch outside. There is as much outside seating than inside on the Seaside. For art lovers, Park West has partnered for the first time with MSC on this ship. The music component is also not quite to the level of other ships (Royal Caribbean). The cruise staff is fine. The cocktail party for past guests is a joke (nothing was served, not even a glass of sparking glass, you just get a voucher to be traded in a bar). Pools are small. People on board are from all over the world which makes for an interesting crowd. It is also too bad that you cannot dine anytime (unless you are an Aurea guest). If you arrive 15 minutes too late to your restaurant, the doors are closed. This is unamerican.