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MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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MSC Seaside

7 Night Eastern Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 26, 2019

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 14002

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We have been on more than 30 cruises (many suites) so thought we would try MSC for something different. We loved the Seaside and will return. We purchased a suite but it was not (14002). We also were not told it had an obstructed view. We contacted and they were no help in getting us moved. MSC Hotel Director saved our vacation by moving us and made us true fans of MSC.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Tasty food, nice seating arrangements. Not as crowded as other large ships.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fitness center was great, casino fun


5 out of 5
Musicians and nightly shows were awesome

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was friendly and very helpful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
One of the cleanest ships we have ever been on. We loved the layout of the ship. Large open atrium and two buffet areas made the ship feel light and open and not crowded.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Terrible cabin. Not a suite, just a large room. More like a handicap room. Beware- the balcony was 3/4 obstructed view. Two people could not look over the railing at the same time. Ship hull is in the balcony which we hit our heads on several times. Thankfully MSC saved our vacation and moved us to a room with a real balcony. If you want a big room with no view or balcony, this is for you. Will not trust with room description again.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Live in FL

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
We arrived at 5 pm so rather late. We just walked around town a bit.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
We took a cab to a beach. Beautiful day

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Short day but enjoyed a beach day. We took a cab so did not take an excursion.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
We Love Nassau. Took the boat to Atlantis


5 out of 5
Smooth and efficient
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