Great cruise with a few bumps

MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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MSC Seaside

7 Night Western Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 21, 2019

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11153

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I loved that the majority of the passengers aboard this ship were European. It’s great to learn different cultures. My husband hated this cruise line and swears to never go with them again. I enjoyed it because of the passengers. But Customer Service was the worst

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Extremely fast

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Specialty restaurants were great. The buffet was like every other cruise line

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Didn’t do some of the activities since they were a separate charge. Bowling is not included

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The shows were fantastic. The Michael Jackson show was the best

Children's Programs

Didn’t have children with us

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Bar staff was great and friendly except in the casino. Casino bar was always understaffed. All personnel was great except for customer service. Customer Service was extremely rude and unhelpful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Extremely clean and beautiful

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was standard to other cruise lines. The beds were a lot more comfortable than Royal Caribbean. Our room was always clean.

Ship tip

If you buy a drink package, the easy package is just well drinks and Miller Lite draft. I had to upgrade to the premium package to get what I like to drink. The price was $230 more

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
No excursions. It is a very crowded port due to all the different ships that cruise out of this port

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
We did an excursion to the Blue Hole. It was fantastic and not as many tourists as Dünnes River. Extremely beautiful. The town itself is a little filthy with a lot of locals wanting to sell you marijuana

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Clean place that I felt safe at. We did the 7 mile beach

Cozumel, Mexico

1 out of 5
I’ve been here before. Vendors will not leave you alone. Extremely harassing. Makes you want to run back on the ship. We decided to take the ferry to Playa del Carmen. Beach was a lot nicer, but again, the vendors are horrible

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Our favorite port on this cruise. We decided to be kids for the day and went to Atlantis on Paradise Island. We did all the water slides and went to an amazing clean beach there. A day of fun. We were upset that this port was only a 6 hour stop

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
Unorganized. I’m not blaming the staff, it was the passengers that were all trying to crowd in to go through customs

Traveler Photos

Formal night Michael Jackson show
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