Disappointment

MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
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MSC Seaside

7 Night Western Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 04, 2020

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9128

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I was extremely disappointed in this cruise. I’ve sailed Holland America through and I was extremely satisfied. I chose MSC simply because of the ship. I’ll never do that again. The embark/disembark was a nightmare, the food was pretty terrible for all meals except the dining room for dinner was okay. The buffet was not good at all. The Starwalker Michael Jackson show was excellent, the ship was beautiful, almost too many amenities, yet no gift shop to purchase even a snack. I’m vegan, and I cannot eat dairy, and I literally had no options, so I had to eat animal product to sustain myself. I based this on Holland last year, who had many options daily for me. The stateroom was a joke for the price. I slept on a loveseat with a bad cold out mattress. Also the winds were bad, and they cganged our excursions twice, and canceled the second, just leaving us on Nassau with no suggestions, no directions. They didn’t even tell us they cancelled, no announcement-we found out when we were leaving the ship to go to port. Never again.

Embarkation

2 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Children's Programs

Because I really tried to avoid kids

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
It was mediocre, except our server at dinner, Noel. He saved the trip for me, in all honesty.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
The size and quality, for a pretty new ship was disappointing. They had 3 ppl in a 2 person room, with a 1 person closet. I’ve been in nicer staterooms.

Ship tip

If you want a relaxing environment, especially without children, and a ship that enforces their own rules, don’t choose this line.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

OCEAN CAY MSC MARINE RESERVE, BAHAMAS Did not visit port

Weather affected. Visited Nassau

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
Leaving early and standing in line for over an hour really is unacceptable.
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