Mediterranean Cruise (Barcelona Roundtrip)

MSC Fantasia Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 51

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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MSC Fantasia

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 16, 2018

Ship: MSC Fantasia

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 15024

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

My first MSC cruise so to compare it to the others: Embarkation was a nightmare. This is the first time I've cruised where people embark and disembark at all ports. That being said, this process is painful. When you need to leave for a tour, the lines to leave are very long because the other stations are waiting for people to embark. That was the worst part of the cruise. We booked the Yacht Club and it really was a top experience. We met other passengers on the ship who were not part of the YC and they had many complaints. Our YC experience included everything (alcohol, 24 hour butler & concierge) minibar, robes, spa sauna) and prime seating on tours and in the shows. The only extras were WiFi, massages and a specialty restaurant. Others on the ship has to pay for water! The suite was small; equal to a RCCL balcony room, but as previously stated, the amenities were bountiful. We had our own restaurant, pool, bar and elevator. I am looking to book another YC cruise with MSC. RCCL has competition in my book.


3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Yacht Club is the only way to travel on the MSC cruise line. Any other category would be sub par.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Ajaccio, Corsica

4 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5

La Spezia (Cinque Terre), Italy

4 out of 5

Genoa, Italy

3 out of 5

Cannes, France

3 out of 5

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5


4 out of 5
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