Seaside for Thanksgiving

MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 8
Helpful Votes: 61

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
MSC Seaside

7 Night Western Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 23, 2019

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13016

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

MSC Seaside is a beautiful ship with wonderful theater shows. It does have a different "vibe" from Royal Caribbean, NCL and Carnival. I am used to having a variety of daytime activities and at least one pool area with music/entertainment. This was not the case on the Seaside. The ship does have a lot of outdoor areas which is a plus. Food in the buffet was basically the same each day but did taste good. The main dining room is fine but service was very rushed. The servers appeared inpatient. Did not try the specialty restaurants because they were so pricey compared to the other cruise lines I've sailed. I usually will dine in 1-2 of the specialty restaurants. They were constantly trying to sell the dining packages. Overall I enjoyed myself...after all I was on vacation. I may consider sailing with MSC again, however would not be my first, second or third choice.


4 out of 5
Long lines but it moved fairly quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffets - The food tasted well, however the daily options were repiptitive.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Onboard activities during the day lacking. No music poolside.


5 out of 5
The theater shows were amazing. A different show each night and all were excellent. The musicians were fine.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship. Very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Room was comfortable.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5

Montego Bay, Jamaica

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
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