MSC Fantasia

3.2 out of 5

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MSC Fantasia is an extra large ship, carrying 3959 passengers and 1325 crew, and sails from Genoa, Italy and Kiel, Germany.

Sails from: Fort-De-France, Martinique, Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe, Barcelona, Spain

Cruises to: Europe - Western Mediterranean, Caribbean, Europe

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4 out of 5

Enjoyable whirlwind tour by dancnrabbt

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Took a last minute Mediterranean cruise to see as much of Spain, France and Italy as we could in August, which is a crowded time to be in Europe anyway. Cruise was lovely in general. Food was very good, some days better than others. There were very few English speakers, but most of the staff could help us out when needed. We met a lovely couple from Dublin at dinner so we ate with them most evenings! Some crew members were kinder than others, but overall, we had a good experience. Biggest complaint would be that the excursions didn't allow you enough time on shore. You could explore and shop or eat lunch, but there was seldom enough time to do both! We skipped Naples and did Capri, skipped Genoa and did Portifino. Fell in love with both and wished we had more time there!

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5 out of 5

MSC Fantasia cruise by juliegoold

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This was a first time cruise for my daughter and I . We loved the whole experience.

The staff was amazing. The cruise ship was beautiful. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to do a European cruise.

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5 out of 5

Worst cruise I've ever been on by akerhall

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WARN EVERYONE AGAINST MSC!!!!!!

 

This is my 10th cruise.  By FAR the worst!!   Royal Caribbean looks like Viking in comparison!!  And I thought RC bad.....  

The food was BAD. Everyone we talked to agreed. It was the biggest topic of conversation everywhere.  

Cheap food, and always COLD.  To quote one of the many Germans (80% of the 3,000 passengers), "Ist KALT!!  IMMER (always) KALT!!"  I LOST weight on this cruise. I went without lunch 2 days - just couldn't face the buffet on Deck 14.   No coffee with dinner. What?  We had to PAY for water with dinner or breakfast.  We had to PAY for water to brush our teeth!!  In fact, pay extra for everything!

Service bad, too, except for the poor lowly probably miserably underpaid souls like deck stewards who were very nice - both of ours were quitting asap. Had to scrap our Athens tour booked with you because they offered NO help in getting to the meeting place.  Any chance of reimbursement?? 🙏🙏

Huge ship, but lovely-looking elevators worked sporadically. 

More service again:  One had to back up to see all the elevators, then race if it actually opened - (we missed more than we got. Usually ended up hiking 4-5 flights of stairs).  I tripped backing up. A crew member standing right there totally ignored me, & when I expressed regret over spilling my coffee & asked for help with a refill (still lying flat on my back), he said: "Get it yourself."  So much for passenger care....  Can you believe it?

They cancelled our MSC tour for Genoa with nothing else to offer. We got into  town, but didn't learn anything about Genoa. 

BUT!!!  The other tours we booked with you for Israel were fabulous!!! 😍😍

You would have to PAY me a LOT to ever book MSC again. 

Please warn people. 

 

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2 out of 5

Cruise ship left us at the pier by Jazz123

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           We booked a cruise back in February 9, 2016, with Fantasia embarking from Rome Civitavecchia  at 19:00.  That was the disembarkation time listed on my itinerary, however, by the time we made it to the port at 

 

around 1700, the ship had just left the port leaving us standing on the port feeling desesparate, confused, scared and angry because we were in a foreign country, and we did not speak the language.  At the very 

 

moment when my daughter exclaimed, “Oh my God, Mom the ship is moving,” confused and teary,  I then, realized that we had been left behind stranded in a foreign country.  I had not the slightest ideas 

 

what to do, because I was still in shocked.  I took a few minutes to recomposed myself, and then, I managed to figure out a plan to catch the ship at the next port.  Luckily for us, the next port was only 4 hrs away from 

 

Civitavecchia an it was accessible by train and automobile.  We had to spend the night at a hotel and kept my one day rental car for another day.  We had to drive 4 hrs from Civitavecchia to Geneva to meet the ship at the 

 

port.  

 

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  • Price: $

  • Size: XL

  • Total Passengers: 3959

  • Total Crew: 1325

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.99

  • Built: Dec 2008

  • Number of Decks: 13

  • Total Cabins: 1637

  • Cabin Categories: 12

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smallfrye says ...
Aug 18, 2014

Pool at the back of the ship is less busy

DEM13 says ...
Jul 24, 2014

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.

funcruising2338 says ...
Apr 17, 2013

Dont go past 7 am for breakfast on your last day!!! ITs crazy!!!!

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