MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

3.1 out of 5
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MSC Seaside

7 Night Eastern Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 11, 2020

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 14002

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Extremely disappointed in the cruise. Lots of places to relax onboard. Expected more from this ship after seeing it on TV and researching on line.


5 out of 5
Moved quickly, if you have difficult walking for long periods of time I recommend that you get for embarkation and debarkation. a assistance

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Food was not good in the main dining room or the buffets. The guest we spoke with all said the same about the food, expected more from the ship of this quality.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Planned to do the Zip Line but never did see it operating.


5 out of 5
Rated some of the best shows I have seen on any cruise line.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I am giving a five for the bar tenders in the sports bar. They were awesome under pressure during all the football games, bar was packed each night (3 nights). Waiters in main dining room were not as attentive as I have had on other cruise lines. Room Stewards need a lesson in cleanliness.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Did not realize that the balcony was a closed balcony and only had a small amout of visiable viewing space standing up. I had spoke to someone about the cabin before I reserved it and they assured me that it was a great location and room.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Live in Florida

San Juan, Puerto Rico Did not visit port

Ship cancelled destination due to bad weather but we did not ever hear about the cancellation. We were speaking with a crew member and they told us it had been cancelled.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
Not much to see if you are not on an excursion

Nassau, Bahamas

2 out of 5
Not much to do if you do not do excursion


2 out of 5
Private island is okay but limited to sun, water and drinking. Starting to open small shops.


5 out of 5
When our color was called we went through customs and got luggage very quickly. Again if you have someone that has difficult walking get assistance to get on board and to get off the ship
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