MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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MSC Seaside

7 Night Western Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 15, 2020

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 14048

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Besides the incident involving a drunk patron we had a great time. Security was slow to act! It's never okay to put your hands on someone just because you're drunk! If you have an issue with some of the rude people just know security is in no rush and laugh! Rude as heck!


3 out of 5
Unorganized! Employees confused!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food was hit or miss. Pizza and pasta was great. The best meal was breakfast. We ate a nice meal in the morning due to us not knowing what lunch or dinner held. Speciality restaurant Butcher Chop is not worth your money. Everything we ate on the ship required salt and pepper. They have idea how to season food. OMG! Now they can make some ice cream but that's dessert. Drinks were hit or miss in the easy package. My group kept it simple and started ordering vodka, gin, bourbon on the rocks with lime. Kept it simple! Now the bartenders in Aurea and casino were the best! Karen, ralph, camille, gede, yves, willy, and romelle!

Seashore Restaurant

2 out of 5

Food needs seasoning!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Michael Jackson tribute show, hot tub, and casino. Boa Ship is not inclusive! You were charged for EVERYTHING after you just paid all this money to get on the ship. Odd thing is you pay for the aurea package with a private area yet there is no pool. Yet yatch club and other packages have pools. Ended up walking one level down.

Seaside Reception Guest Services

2 out of 5

Nice but rude employees!


3 out of 5
Mj tribute was great. DJ Kosch was great. The other DJ from Miami needs help!

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Rosie was very attentive to our room. Bartenders in casino and aurea area were great. The Italian employees especially that Stefana at guest services are Responsible RUDE AS H$#%. One chef told me no to eggs. I was shocked! Then signaled for me to go away! Need more staff for service!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
AMAZING! Always cleaning!

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Size was good. Now the restroom is a different story. The shower is closed in but that's to be expected! What I didn't expect was for my face to be in the sink in order to use the toilet. If that's uncomfortable you have to sit sideways!!!!

Ship tip

Don't visit the specialty restaurant's and beware they will charge extra for a lot! Americans are not welcomed it appears from some interactions.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
City is beautiful to look at!

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5
Long walk to port but once out just jump in the cab. I stopped booking thru cruise line long ago.

George Town, Grand Cayman

2 out of 5
Not anything to jump about. Once again went past it and paid $5.00 for ride there and back to free beach. 7 mile beach is soooo beautiful! Let me jump back to the beginning. To get off the boat is unorganized. You have to have a ticket to get on the boat go reach land. Sad part is they don't even check them after sending you on a goose chase around the boats. Unless you have priority you will be in line for 30 minutes to an hour!

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Beware they have two ports. If another boat pulls up before you sorry! In my case Carnival was there. We got off and saw construction, tubes, rust, and crust. We got right back on the ship and enjoyed the peace! 5000+ on here so we enjoyed not waiting in lines and yatch club using their bracelets to bypass floors.


2 out of 5
I can't really rate it. A storm was coming and cut our day in half! It looks nothing like the pictures. You can tell man built it.


4 out of 5
Only slowed down by customs. Not MSC fault. Loved the visuals posted in order to show when you leave. I really loved the option by MSC to pay for transfers to MIA/FLL. Nice perk and only 16.00for two people.

Traveler Photos

Butcher chop tasteless cheesecake! Butcher Chop Butcher Chop Garage Club Bartenders Ocean Cay
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