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MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 71

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
MSC Seaside

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 15, 2018

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13123

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We really liked it and we recommend it if you are not picky or high maintenance. There is not perfect cruise, however; if you want luxury you can have the Yacht Club Experience... it’s way more expensive but more private and personalized. We had fun, we laugh a lot and we really felt welcomed. We didn’t get weird looks or bad attention. There were a lot people from Italy, Germany, France, Canada .... Europeans... they didn’t talk English and because of it we couldn’t talk to them... some of them really nice, some really serious but that’s normal. We speak Spanish and with Brazilians and Italians we could speak :).


5 out of 5
It was good and easy, we arrived to port at 4:00 pm, 30 minutes on line and the staff really nice.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The buffet was good , great taste and different kind of foods. Main dining rooms with great service, the food good as well. We didn’t try specialty restaurants. We liked it because the food was not salty and the desserts not so sweet, great balance. We had fantástica experience with 12 vouchers per each one, it was fair enough for us!

Venchi Cioccogelateria & Coffee Bar

5 out of 5

Oh my! Absolutely amazing! You can’t missed it!

The Biscayne Bay Buffet & Pizzeria

5 out of 5

Smaller and faster!

Seashore Restaurant

5 out of 5

Great and kind service! They really worried about you!

Miami Pool Bar

5 out of 5

Confortable and nice!

Miami Beach Bar

5 out of 5

Nice and good service!

Marketplace Bar

5 out of 5

Amazing!Really good!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The zip line was awesome, not so scary.. good speed. Pools were fine, like any other cruise, however the slides were awesome, specially the duo slide... I did it with my husband ...I loved it! The bowling was good and we played billard pool.

Seaside Reception Guest Services

5 out of 5

Very good and they resolved the few incoveniences.

Glass-Walled Four Decks Atrium

5 out of 5



5 out of 5

Awesome! They need to be open on port as well!


5 out of 5
The best shows we have seen on cruises. Unique! We enjoy them a lot!

Children's Programs

Our kids (15 and 12) wanted to be with us all the time, it was a beautiful time with them.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everybody was really kind and nice, some with quite difficulty to communicate in English but that was not a problem for us, because in guest services they have good English. Sometimes miss communication between them, but still was not a problem for us.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful, different, clean, amazing design!!!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Beautiful, clean, more closet space will be helpful but we found the way to organice the clothes, not a big deal, not a problem, besides we are practical...

Ship tip

Don’t miss the shows, all of them are awesome, and reserved them. We had 7:30 dining we reserved the shows at 9:45pm, plenty of time to eat, changed clothes sometimes and get early and take a good seat! Try the venchi Cafe it’s Buonissimo :) We were on deck 13, the Byscaine Buffet on deck 16 to have breakfast was really good and less people ;). Don’t expect luxury attention like princess or celebrity besides this cruise it’s really affordable and still really good if you are not height maintenance.

Ports of call

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Jamaica is beautiful, amazing people....they are really happy! 🍃🍃

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
We did the dolphin excursion with the cruise .... great decision! Life time experience.. take your credit card to pay the photos, It’s a different company. Take your small camera or phone, you can’t take photos with the dolphins ( we bought those) but the sting grays were amazing, the water... the view...and people were taking pictures.

Cozumel, Mexico Did not visit port

We did this port before in another cruise, we had a blast!

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico Did not visit port

We already visited it in another cruise.


5 out of 5
The easiest one of all the cruises we have done so far, very impressive! They know what are they doing! :)
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