Nice cruise to Norway

MSC Fantasia Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
MSC Fantasia

7 Night Norwegian Fjords (Kiel Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 02, 2017

Ship: MSC Fantasia

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9215

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We had a nice cruise with MSC Fantasia but there are some negative things. If you like such a huge ship, you will be right onboard this vessel. All in all we had a nice cruise.


1 out of 5
The embarkation in Kiel was organized very bad. Long waiting times. Unfriendly terminal workers.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We had dinner at the Il Cerchio d'Oro and had very nice meals. The service was very good. Very friendly waiters. We also tried the Tex Mex speciality restaurant and had amazing food and very friendly waiters.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not really good onboard activities for people younger than 50 years. Bingo, tinker and such things, the pools very nice looking but the weather wasn't good.


3 out of 5
The daily shows was ok

Children's Programs

Not used

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Most staff was very friendly and did everything to make us a nice cruise

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Very nice designed ship and very big. Cleanliness was ok in the public areas. Cabin cleaning only superficial. At the second sight much dust

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Standard balcony cabin with one queen-size bed and a sofa bed. Cleanliness not ok, at the second sight much dust and not properly cleaned. Significant traces of use, you can see the ship age in the cabin.

Ship tip

If you like a big vessel with many people, you are right onboard MSC Fantasia

Ports of call

Kiel, Germany

1 out of 5
Embarkating, badly organized.

Copenhagen, Denmark

4 out of 5
Nice port, placed outside the city. For visit of the city just go to the bus stop and buy a ticket. Please note, you need Danish Kroners. Take bus to Østerport Station and you can change to S-train directly to Copenhagen central station, then you are close to the Tivoli, the shopping street called Strøget, Kongens Nytorv, the royal palace etc. Costs about 2 US$

Hellesylt, Norway Did not visit port

Hellesylt is just a stop for people that booket a full day excursion by MSC


4 out of 5
We didn't book an excursion by MSC but made a small boot trip with a local company in direction Gudvangen. Amazing nature.

Stavanger, Norway

4 out of 5
Stavanger is one of Norways biggest cities and the ship was docked directly in the city centre. Many things to see. We have visited the town before and had a catamaran cruise to the Lysefjord and visited Preikestolen. Expensive but very amazing. Very expensive to book onboard. We booked directly at the operator called Rødne - for much lower price.

Stockholm, Sweden Did not visit port

Tallinn, Estonia Did not visit port

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation Did not visit port


4 out of 5
Planed arrival to Kiel was at 10 - we already arrived at 6. Left the ship about 9.30
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