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MSC Fantasia Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 16
Helpful Votes: 223

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
MSC Fantasia

18 Night Msc Grand Voyages (Rio De Janeiro To Genoa)

Sail date: March 15, 2019

Ship: MSC Fantasia

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 5061

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Most of the cruise was excellent! Food however was pretty awful!


2 out of 5
At Rio de Janeiro embarquatio was extremely long and seemed disorganised at times. Even a long queue to get on the ship after checking in! Stood for ages in 30 degree heat so not a great start!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Sorry but probably the worst food I gave ever had on a cruise ship. Main dining room was a disgrace. Every night on our table of 8 at least 2 meals were sent back Once all the mains were cold to be replaced by cold again. The waiters were all very embarrassed. Head chef should be replaced!!!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Excellent daytime games and what fantastically fun staff! Samantha was our favourite.


4 out of 5
Most were good!

Children's Programs

No children in our party

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Brilliant and that applies to all the staff on the ship!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We thought it was spotless and surprised it is now going in for a refit!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean and lots of storage. TV not working all the time!!

Ship tip

Watch the hygiene as many people didn't sanatise their hands and we both picked up colds!!

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Loved it!!

Genoa, Italy

4 out of 5
Only used to disembark!


5 out of 5
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