MSC Fantasia Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

Not worth it

Sail Date: June 28, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Lack of elevators, therefore long wait times. Staff members not welcoming. None of the service staff spoke English or Italian - very difficult to communicate.

Pros: Cities visited

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

Recommends MSC Fantasia? No.

Service and Staff
We never receieved a smile or a "hello". Staff was unwelcoming. Very disappointing.
Ship Quality
Not enough sun-bathing/lounge space on any of the decks.
Food and Dining
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.
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Naples, Italy
Capri was a must see.
Barcelona, Spain
No excursion. Best to do it yourself.
Palermo, Sicily
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.
La Goulette (Tunis & Carthage), Tunisia
Do not recommend taking an excursion. Local taxi was much cheaper and brought us to more sites than the excursion would have.
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
No excursion. Best to do it yourself.

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