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MSC Seaside Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 60

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
MSC Seaside

7 Night Eastern Caribbean & Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 07, 2020

Ship: MSC Seaside

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 13068

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Great ship, very nice, beautiful and clean. Staff is amazing. Would prefer to visit Puerto Rico during the day.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Slowly but surely. We were on the boat in less than an hour.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We had the easy drink package and it was fine for me. As far as the food, the specialty restaurant were excellent, the buffet very good and the MDR good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We did not use the pool a lot because it was too windy for the first two days and then the days later, we were on islands. But they both pools seemed nice.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We saw three of the evening shows and they were good, not great. I beleive the shows on the Divina were much better. Actually, I think some of the performers were from the Divina. The stage and the threater seating is smaller than the Divina. So the performer did not seem to be able to fulfill their acrobats. But I did like the performers and the costumes.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff is absolutely great. Waiters, steward, concierge. Whatever we would ask we would get. I must also mention that we had to go the ship's hospital and their services were unbeleivable.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Cleanliness 5/5. The ship is extra clean, you can see people cleaning away everywhere you go. As for the ship's design, it is beautiful, very chic, lots of brass, silver, mirrors. Unfortunatley, the central area is smaller than on other ship I have been. Even though the ship is bigger, the common areas are smaller. Low ceilings also do not help.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very nice room. Large enough. Comfortable beds. Very nice bathroom but quite small. Good luck picking-up your soap from the shower floor.

Ship tip

Overall great ship, lots to do. Be open minded since there are lots of people from all over the world.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

Came right from the airport.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
We arrived in port after 6h pm. Not a good idea to visit at night. Everything is closing up and there is not much to do. Would love to visit during the day.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Went walking around town, went to the beach and then went up the mountain in a gondola where we had lunch. It was a great day.

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Went to visit the digs in Atlantis. Unfortunately, the tunnels were closed so we were not able to visit everything. Had lunch in Atlantis then back to the ship.

OCEAN CAY MSC MARINE RESERVE, BAHAMAS

5 out of 5
Very nice, very spread out, clean. It will be wonderful in a few years.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
We were in the bus with our luggage within 40 minutes. What took longer was that the driver was the only one putting the luggage in the bus so it took 30 minutes to load the bus and then another 20 minutes to unload the bus.
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