MSC Melody (RETIRED) 498

2.0 out of 5
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MSC Melody (RETIRED) 498 is a medium ship, carrying 1062 passengers and 500 crew, and sails from .

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3 out of 5

An eye opening experience by AT410

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The wait staff and the excursion guide were excellent! They truly were the best things about this cruise. All of the shop attendants were helpful and not at all pushy. I did find prices of water and sodas to be excessive, as well as the laundry service. As first time cruisers, we learned a lot about what to do and not do on a cruise ship. If you have small children, this cruise would be for you, lots of families with babies and toddlers, some teenagers. Children ran rampant all over the ship, even in the bars, without any sign of parental supervision. We did see one child fall in the pool area, and no parent came to help them. One of the wait staff finally went over to speak to her. One drawback in taking your family is that they will be exposed to vast quantities of smoke, even in the non smoking areas of the ship, so if you are non smokers, be prepared that no one observed the no smoking signs.

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2 out of 5

Could Be Better by SharonM9

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The ship was old, but very clean. Most of the staff were very friendly. The dining staff could use some more training. The food was average. Not what I expected from an Italian cruise line. I didn't gain any weight, in fact, I lost six pounds. I think that is from all of the walking. I didn't go hungry, but I could have eaten more. I heard the same remarks from other passengers. More work needs to be done on the tours. The Tunis shopping tour was pure entrapment. The walking was unbelieveable. Buses could be waiting as you come from the ship to take you to your destination for the tours. This happened on one tour. Others we had to walk and walk before we even got to our transportation to start a tour. I will look for other cruise lines in the future.

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3 out of 5

A Great Cruise by ShoshaB

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The cruise was very good. The best thing about the trip was the excursions.

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  • Size: M

  • Total Passengers: 1062

  • Total Crew: 500

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.12

  • Built: Jan 1982

  • Refurbished: 17 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 8

  • Total Cabins: 0

  • Cabin Categories: 0

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