MSC Fantasia Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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3 out of 5

Nice but expensive cruise

Sail Date: April 17, 2009

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The ship charges extra for many things that are free on US cruise ships. For instance, no free coffee after breakfast, (10 am). The gratuities are automatically charged to your account, even though you may have received poor service. Your only choice is to give extra. This is another way for the cruise line to charge more for the cruise than the stated price.Some staff are ok, particularly the waiter staff in the main restaurants. Not so in the speciality restaurants, which are also expensive. Others are surly, particularly the reception crew, which Americans have to deal with regularly. You won't enjoy that part.The ship itself is very comfortable. Overall a fair cruise, just take along plenty of extra money.

Pros: Nice ship with good ports of call

Cons: very, very few americans, and not so many english speakers. Many shore excursions (most) were conducted in several languages which was boring and time consuming.

Recommends MSC Fantasia? Yes!

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