Spoiled in the Yacht Club

MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
MSC Seaside

7 Night Western Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 07, 2019

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 16018

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Beautiful ship, best embarkation/debarkation ever, Yacht Club exceeded our expectations!


5 out of 5
Fastest embarkation we've ever had

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Some food lacked a little flavor. Buffet was good not great. Snacks in the Yacht Club were exceptional!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Thermal Spa is very dark and quiet but plenty of saunas and chairs. Never busy.


4 out of 5
The shows are odd, they don't seem to have a plot, but they are entertaining. The Michael Jackson show is the best and at the end of the week.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The butlers in the Yacht Club are exceptional! They make you feel like you are the only person on board. Our butler would find us multiple times per day to make sure we had the best trip possible.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean and sparkling!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This is a balcony cabin in the Yacht Club. The shower is one of the largest we have had on a cruise ship, and the bathroom layout is spacious. There is a lot of counter space, cupboard space, and a few shelves in the bathroom to put everything away. There are two large closets in the room with at least 10 hangers per closet. One closet has drawers and less hanging space, the other closet has more hanging space and a shelf above and below. There is a large desk area on one side of the room, with a large mirror and hairdryer in one drawer. The extra bookcase area makes a nice room break from the bed area and living area. The bed was very comfortable and plenty of space under the bed for suitcases. The one drawback of any cruise room is the lack of electrical outlets. There are USB plugs beside the bed, and one or two electrical outlets on the desk side of the room. The placement of the room is perfect in the Yacht Club. It is just down the hall from the Top Sail Lounge and just down the hall from the exit into the main ship areas.

Ship tip

Don't worry about negative reviews. We didn't experience any of the negativity that we had read about.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

1 out of 5
We had booked a snorkeling excursion through MSC. It was very disorganized and crowded. We ended up canceling the excursion.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
We walked around the port and took photos.

Cozumel, Mexico Did not visit port

We had been to Cozumel before so we chose to stay on board.

Nassau, Bahamas Did not visit port

This port got canceled due to inclement weather.


5 out of 5
We were escorted off the ship by our butler and bypassed any lines. Very easy!
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