A wonderful ship with a few disappointments.

MSC Seaside Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 41

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
MSC Seaside

7 Night Western Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 15, 2019

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10087

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall enjoyed the cruise with a few frustrations.


4 out of 5
Very smooth, only a small wait for our cabin.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Although the quality of food was very good. The variety was quite disappointing in the main restaurant, they had a lot of recurring dishes, with not a lot of differences each night. most of the mains were exactly the same every night. It felt a little bit like because you won't dining in the specialist restaurants you're being punished. The buffets were were very good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pools were nice, feel like they could do a bit more entertainment on the pool decks throughout the day. (Music, bands ect.)


3 out of 5
The stage shows were absolutely amazing, some of the best that I have seen on a cruise ship. The only issue was it seems like all the money was going into the shows. As the evening bar entertainment was seriously lacking. The only entertainer that we personally liked was Pascal. Everybody else were two similar, I don't believe that there were enough upbeat entertainers. And the upbeat entertainment they did have were busy with the dance classes, which we were not very interested in.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very good.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is absolutely stunning!! The most beautiful ships have ever been on.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Don't expect an awful lot from the evening entertainment. also some of the bars tend to be closed even though there is an event in that bar.

Ports of call

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5


1 out of 5
This was absolutely appalling!! It was not efficient whatsoever, it seemed as if they don't care about the people leaving only the people getting on. We were waiting outside in the heat for so long! With no one to tell us what was going on. They seem to overcomplicate things, they had this whole colour system going on. which didn't actually seem to matter once we got off the ship as everybody just mixed.
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