Not worth it

MSC Fantasia Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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7 Night Mediterranean Fantasy (Genoa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 28, 2009
Ship: MSC Fantasia
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Lack of elevators, therefore long wait times. Staff members not welcoming. None of the service staff spoke English or Italian - very difficult to communicate.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Breakfast and lunch were good. Dinner was terrible. Waiting staff was constantly rushing us to hurry up, order and get out. We had to wait until midnight to get a decent meal. Dining times not convenient; after a long day in the city, it was not enjoyable waiting until 9.30pm for dinner. There should have been a snack bar available NOT for pay, given this was supposed to be an all inclusive ship.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
We never receieved a smile or a "hello". Staff was unwelcoming. Very disappointing.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Not enough sun-bathing/lounge space on any of the decks.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Constant vibration of ship was felt on the floor, and behind the headboard. Not a smooth ride and difficult to sleep.
Room was nice and well-maintained by maid.
5 out of 5
Capri was a must see.
5 out of 5
No excursion. Best to do it yourself.
5 out of 5
We did not take an excursion. We took a local guide for half the price of the excursion, saw the same sites (and more) as the excursion.
3 out of 5
Do not recommend taking an excursion. Local taxi was much cheaper and brought us to more sites than the excursion would have.
5 out of 5
No excursion. Best to do it yourself.

Pros: Cities visited

Cons: Service. Also, restaurants were only open during specific times

Recommends MSC Fantasia? No.

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