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MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
MSC Seaside

14 Night Caribbean & Antilles (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 01, 2020

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 14075

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I would cruise with MSC again. Just don’t ever plan to get pictures with them since their prices and packages are ridiculous


4 out of 5
It was actually close to 4.5. It could have been better if so many people weren’t trying to embark before their scheduled time (like us). Then it would have been faster. But overall it was easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
No complaints at all! If I found something I didn’t prefer, there was always plenty of other choices.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Trivia was fun. Hot tub was wonderful. Plenty of room once you got in. Going at the right time helped for access to deck chairs and hot tubs.


5 out of 5
Amazing! Especially Starwalker

Children's Programs

Did not use

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Waiters went out of their way to make the three gluten free folks in our party right at home. Room steward was phenomenal and picked up on our needs before we knew we needed them

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It took me a few times to remember that when I came out of any elevator that odd number rooms were port and even numbers were starboard. Same with food. Always go towards the aft for food.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect size for two. Very close to elevators, but that was awesome! Balcony was just right

Ship tip

Read up what others say about things on FB, Cruise Critic, and all other sites you can find.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Flights conflicted with Super Bowl

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Great time! Rest of group had a private excursion and they were the only ones on it so they were thrilled with tour guide who took them many places... not just to the Green Grotto. I visited with family. 😁

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Private excursion company to the Turtle Center and Hell. Very knowledgeable guide and plenty of time to shop

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Actually went to Playa Del Carmen from Cozumel to see Tulum. Very rushed and no time to shop or sight see other than at the destination.


Cancelled due to high winds. Went to Nassau


2 out of 5
Long lines, slow loading busses. Sat in the theater for 25 minutes past our scheduled time, and spent almost two hours getting from the ship to the MSC airport shuttle. Glad we had a flight that boarded closer to 1 pm
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