Truly European Environment; more formal; high quality

MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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MSC Seaside

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 26, 2019

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 13215

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

MSC will definitely be a cruise line we will consider when we look for future cruise adventures. It's indeed a European environment and takes us back to our experiences where we were stationed in Europe. The fact that they did the status match was a BIG PLUS! But beware that you may be in the minority as an English Speaker on some activities. Food quality exceeded the other cruise lines. A more formal environment, but enjoyable.


5 out of 5
With Status Match We were able to go through the VIP line

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was definitely better than the other cruises we were on.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Very nice pool


5 out of 5
The Theater presentations were absolutely magnificent, but the other lounge activities were a bit lacking

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great staff and service. Sitting at the same place for Supper we made some great friends

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Love it that the activities were all together on the lower floors including the Buffet.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
All we can say is WOW!

Ship tip

Make sure you sign up for all the Theater shows on the first day.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Miami port seemed to be organized and able to handle all the traffic involved with multiple cruise ships

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Went to Dunns Falls-it was very interesting and a one of a kind experience even if you don't have the ability to climb the falls.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
The Best of the Caymen's excursion was a bit boring.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
History and beaches are the key.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
See the ruins.


5 out of 5
The black luggage tags allowed us to bypass the crowds and get off before others in and organized and friendly way.
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