Beautiful ship, excellent food and wonderful service.

MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 9
Helpful Votes: 91

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
MSC Seaside

7 Night Eastern Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 01, 2018

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 14180

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We truly enjoyed this cruise. We received reciprocal points for our status on Royal Caribbean (Diamond Plus) and were upgraded to their highest status (Black card). I have to say, the amenities on this ship put Royal Caribbean to shame. We will hopefully sail with MSC again. We really enjoyed ourselves. The only negative my husband found is they don't provide bar soap and that's his preference. They do have a soap dispenser by the sink and shampoo and shower gel in the shower; just not his preference. Not a big negative.


5 out of 5
I thought sailing out of Miami would be stressful, but the Port was easy to maneuver and we were on quickly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food in the main dining room was very good. We got a specialty restaurant for free and it was fabulous!! The buffet had quite a nice selection at all times. We got the upgrade to deluxe drink package and would do it again.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the waitstaff were very attentive and pleasant. Our room steward was very efficient and pleasant as well. We have absolutely no complaints about the service we received everywhere.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This is quite a beautiful ship. The layout is a little different and took time to get used to. All the areas are quite clean and well-maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The room was very spacious. I would have liked more drawers or cupboards for storage, but we managed just fine. The room was kept clean and neat by our cabin steward. He brought ice for our champagne.

Ship tip

All you need to do is relax and have a great time!!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
We love St. Maarten, St. Martin. This time we decided to do a tour of the island and are so happy we did. It was a great overview of both sides of the island. We have been there many times, but never had a tour.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Been to Puerto Rico before but this time chose to go through one of the forts there and really loved the history.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Beautiful staircase with crystals and lights inside. Makes them look so elegant. View from one of the staircases in the Atrium View in the Atrium bar area Shoes made from the Venchi chocolate. Beautiful eagle made out of Venchi chocolate view of the gelato bar by adult pool View of the adult swimming pool MSC Seaside Gelato and crepe bar by adult swimming pool. Adult pool
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