Nice but expensive cruise

MSC Fantasia Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Mediterranean Fantasy (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 17, 2009
Ship: MSC Fantasia
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Visited Pompey. Great excursion
5 out of 5
Not enough time
5 out of 5

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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