The big ship with small recreational areas and a lot of restricted section for the wealthy clients only.

MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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MSC Seaside

7 Night Eastern Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 30, 2019

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11014

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Good food, good theatre productions. Everything else.. ok or less. Big ship with a few public spaces and many restricted areas for the wealthy clients only. Would not go back again on this ship.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


3 out of 5
Theatre shows were GREAT! Bravo! The rest rather poor. Nothing happening in the clubs... maybe 1 event per cruise per club. So in the evening after the show you can have a drink and go to bed - no party, no disco ... only casino.

Children's Programs

no children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Housekeeping was great. Maintenance - not so

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Very small public areas for such a big ship. A lot of these areas were further restricted to the wealthy clients only. Quite a negative experience.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The AC stunk mildew / urine. Housekeeping did a great job to put air fresheners and clean the room. the Maintenance did... nothing. I reported it first night. Nothing really happened the whole cruise. They gave me Prosecco to apologize - very nice gesture. I was able to cover aC vents and open balcony - which helped me.

Ship tip

Unless you are looking for quiet and do-nothing experience, this ship is not for you. The design is poor and there are few areas to shop and entertain. Decs are restricted to Aurelia / Yacht Club customers with big $$$. Very negative experience there. Would not recommend and I am NOT going again.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Great stop but we only had 1 hour of daylight (arrived at 5PM and left after midnight). So much to see and so little time.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Good experience and enough time.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Was good to be back in Nassau. 6 curses were there at the same time, but it worked.


5 out of 5
This is the best experience. The place is great and you will be comfortable finding a spot that you like. Party on the beach (sand) could have better music and ... less sand :-). All-inall a very good experience and would like to visit again.


4 out of 5
the groups were called earlier that announced night before. When we went to the exit there was no on there. Nice.
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