Nice ports of call but overall experience could've been better

MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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MSC Seaside

7 Night Eastern Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 31, 2019

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5065

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Definitely not my favorite cruise. We enjoyed the various stops and the ship was beautiful, but will probably not cruise with MSC again anytime soon.


2 out of 5
My mom needed a wheelchair. We had to sit and wait for someone to come get her. There were a lot of people who needed wheelchairs and only two guys pushing them. Eventually gave up and pushed her onto the ship myself.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food was not great. Generally had no flavor. Dining room was better than buffet. Buffet was not a good option for gluten free/vegan eaters. Dining room timing was terrible. It took over two hours to eat there and my mom's food (gluten free) never came out at the same time as the rest of the table. One time she had completely finished her meal before the rest of us had even finished our apps, even though we all ordered at the same time.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
What was there was good, but there were not enough free activities throughout the day


3 out of 5
Shows were pretty good for the most post. Michael Jackson show was great! A couple of the shows were terrible.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Staff was nice, but not knowledgeable. I asked questions and would be given the wrong information or sent to the wrong place. Our room steward, Nadia was great!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was beautiful!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very nice cabin

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
We got into San Juan too late to really enjoy. But what we were able to see was nice.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Great excursion

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Great excursion

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Been to Nassau several times before. Didn't do much


5 out of 5
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