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MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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MSC Seaside

7 Night Eastern Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 28, 2019

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10197

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall I would rate the cruise an 8.5 out of 10. The entertainment and New Year's Eve party was excellent. The food and drinks were good. I will consider MSC in the future.


5 out of 5
Very smooth and quickly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room menu was good, could have better choices of beef. Buffets were excellent, specially their pizza.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The gym was a bit small for the number of passengers and a few equipment were out of service.


5 out of 5
Best part of the cruise was their entertainment. Great shows and parties.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Overall the service was good. There were a few waiters that were excellent and some were okay. Some waiters were doing their jobs but did not demonstrate being happy doing their job. No smile, no eagerness, not the attitude passengers want to see on a trip. Others were great. This caused me to return to the same bars with the waiters that had a positive attitude. This is an area that MSC needs to improve.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship layout and design was excellent and looked gorgeous.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Size was adequate and great location. The couch had stains that should have been better cleaned.

Ship tip

If you purchase the drink package, read it well. The basic package only covered alcoholic drinks up to $6 which was very limited on choices. MSC should make some changes on their drink packages.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Insufficient time at this port. One of the best ports on the trip and had the shortest time.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
No excursions. Not much except for local shopping.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
No excursions. Not much except for local shopping.


5 out of 5
Excellent private island. Although much construction going on, it has a great future.


3 out of 5
Express disembarkation was not fast at all. MSC security was verifying that passengers exiting the ship did not have an outstanding balance on their account and this caused extensive long lines and waiting time. MSC could have ensured passengers paid their bills in a different manner.
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