Beautiful ship disappointed with food

MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
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MSC Seaside

7 Night Eastern Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 22, 2020

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10243

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Unfortunately I wouldn’t sail with MSC again. We prefer the food and vibe on royal Caribbean and Norwegian. There were many foreigners not many people spoke English. The ship is huge and beautiful oh and no running track first ship not to have that. Small gym as well not open 24 hrs. Pool deck is odd hard to watch pool games. Different type of cruise director also not what you would expect if you have sailed other lines this was only my 9 th cruise but it is in last place over the other 8 sorry


5 out of 5
No problems quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Main dining very disappointed with options and quality. Same food at buffet everyday tried to get an omelette on morning they didn’t have mozzarella Swiss or American cheese only parmigian. Deserts were lacking as well only good thing were the cookies

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Gym small and not open 24 hrs. Have to pay for bowling simulator zip line etc that’s not right


5 out of 5
Good shows

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Good but definitely not as friendly as other ships we have been on

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Beautiful ship maybe a few too many mirrors

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Nice decor definitely a bit smaller than Royal Caribbean we had 4 people last cruise and had much mor closet space and drawers/shelving. Would never have fit 4 in this cabin

Ship tip

We prefer Royal Caribbean and Norwegian not as many foreigners and 100times better food

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

2 out of 5
Couldn’t say it was 7:30 by the time we were allowed off the ship it was supposed to be 5 it was dark hardly anywhere open couldnt shop or take a tour cause it was DARK. I don’t understand the point of going here if it’s not daytime

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
We actually went to St. John’s for the day gorgeous

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Nice blue water again unfortunately it was too cool to go swimming very windy that day walked around paradise island and did some shopping


5 out of 5
Very upset that the weather was to windy and cool to go swimming and enjoy this beautiful island. This is usually my favorite day. We did go back for the beach party at night. Winds had died down a bit but not too many people came back out. That was a great time with a lighthouse show. Don’t miss that night! Very different from any other island expert


5 out of 5
Quick and easy had a 10 am flight got off and to airport with plenty of time to spare
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