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MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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MSC Seaside

7 Night Eastern Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 28, 2019

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9133

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Beautiful ship. Food in dining rooms is average but staff eager to please and offer different selection if you are not thrilled with your choice. LOTS of bars with friendly bartenders. Theme nights would be a lot more fun if guests knew about them. Shows are wonderful and different every night.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Dining room food is good, nothing spectacular but if you don't like something, waiters are eager to get you something different. Butcher's cut restaurant was excellent. Buffets were fine - loved the selection at the salad bar.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Thermal spa is wonderful! Lots of late night entertainment. Theme nights would be a lot more fun if guests were aware of them!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Shows were excellent - loved the Michael Jackson tribute show

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Some were wonderful, some could use a little more "can-do" friendly attitude.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship is very clean - constantly saw staff cleaning, wiping, maintaining. Beautiful ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was clean, functional (except for closet being too close to bed), balcony has good unobstructed view. Wish balcony could be opened to adjoining cabin like other cruises we have been on with friends but were told this was not possible.

Ship tip

Very international (mainly European) guests. Some have trouble waiting their turn/staying in line and don't respect personal space.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Late arrival time makes it difficult to really get the most of this port.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Highly recommend going to St John.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Enjoyed seeing the planes at Maho Beach with the MSC excursion.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Balmoral Beach excursion was just ok. Nice beach, but pools were not clean and food/drinks ridiculously overpriced. Would not recommend

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
Very unorganized. Lots of waiting and no instructions/guidance. Guests pretty much just did whatevery they wanted. MSC needs to do a better job controlling guests in order to have an orderly disembarkation.
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