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First Time on MSC - Wanted to love it but disappointed in ship and food by jabuddy

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

It was our first MSC cruise and we had high expectations but were disappointed in the food quality and selections and ship layout/decor. No soda package for kids or grilled cheese. The entertainment was very good and the embarkation and disembarkation process was excellent.

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Beautiful but costly ship!! by tcurry07

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Nice but wish more things were included. Like better drink choices that weren't watered down. More activities for younger kids besides swimming.

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I would not recommend by motocruiser19

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Overall I wouldn't recommend this ship. Personally I think, that because they're a Euopean cruise line and this ship isn't in the US full time, they don't cater to the US market well. A bunch of little things add up, and additionally the guests are rude and you'll find it's not the Americans. You don't get an all inclusive feeling so be prepared to have a big bill at the end. Also if you afford it pay for a yacht club room, the rest of the space is too crowded.

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I was disappointed that fact we could not go to san Juan, I know safety was important. Be a 1sr time traveler I would think that we would of went to another island. The refund did not justify the 2 days we were not on land. Other then that, I enjoyed by garnesleslie

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I had fun! Will do it again Next time with family members and friends.

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The best by Cristian76

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

This was the first cruise ever. I have nothing to complain. Everything was excellent.

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Poor experience. by navgulati

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Onboard activities were limited. Ship too crowded. Shore excursions were not well executed. One day before my departure I was notified my fully paid, guaranteed reservation was cancelled due to their overbooking. It took a while to get it restored- wasted my time. Will not recommend this cruise line to anyone. Poor experience.

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Good time, but not great! by johnb0218

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

We go on many cruises. Holland Am. food is SO much better, and will NOT allow the guests to touch the food. It is behind glass and "they" serve you, which is SO much cleaner on a boat of 5,100+ people. Food in marginal, but the staff was nice and polite. We had the base liquor package which was extremely limited on brand quality. MSC; probably not again.

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Wonderful experience, very organized by mpseagul123

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

It was an amazing experience, the views was extravagant.

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Horrible by chrissye28

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I will never take another MSC cruise it’s geared towards Europeans or Spanish people Americans definitely do not feel welcome on the ship we were treated very rude. Very boring and the food was terrible they pretty much serve you the same seven things for seven days. The last day they only served us pizza and you could tell it was the leftover stuff that they were just trying to get rid of in a hurry before the new passengers were to get on. If you’re American either go on Royal Caribbean or carnival you will have a much better experience.

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Trust, then verify by jyllfoy

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Trust and Verify, because what you're told is not necessarily true. Our family was disappointed with this cruise simply because we expected something different. We were told that this ship was only staffed with an Italian crew (it wasn't), that the dining was exceptional (it wasn't), that the Aurea Experience was far and away the best option for booking on this ship (not necessarily), and that the port stops and excursions were A++ (again, not true). We will not cruise with MSC again. All of that being said, the sailing was uneventful (always a good thing), the crew/staff of the MSC Seaside were extremely personable, helpful and great to deal with, the ship really is a floating city, and we learned - again - that it's people who make the experien

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Very nice cruise! Big, modern ship! Great excursions! by staabdan1

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

We had a great time and was a good mix of relaxation combined with exhilarating excursions. Make sure you research your excursions ahead of time and know what you are getting. Some excursions included lunch and, most importantly, alcoholic beverages! Some didn't. I would definitely go back.

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Fantastic experience. Everything was great. Thanks. by lgillett

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Perfect. We hope to go again. Thanks Katie Williams for all of your help.

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Great Family Cruise by jeremyla9597

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Overall a great experience. Very crowded though. Definitely a get what you pay for situation with the quality of cabin, food and beverage and excursions. I felt like initially I got a good rate with discounts on the grand suite($6000). But I had a $2000 bill the last day for excursions and dining upgrades. The Aurea experience was marketed as this amazing package with spa and private decks and signature dining etc etc. The reality is if you don't get that package the experience would have been significantly less rewarding and possibly not worth it. If you don't have the private deck you might not even be able to fit on the other decks. The signature dining doesn't include your teenagers, so bring $100 per person for them. The drink package was not even close to being worth it unless you are going to consume about 100 drinks in a week. So, great cruise. You get what you pay for however. Spa services were too expensive to justify.

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7 night Western Caribbean Cruise by chavonnaw

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Overall the ship was beautiful. The room was nice and the food was good. Plenty of activities to do. If you have kids they will love the water park and the zipline.

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Excellent by josue6325956

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

It was a good exprerienci, we had a good time, good attention, food and moments.

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Great Service, Great Food, Service workers by eileen0477

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

beautiful modern ship, many updates service and staff is awesome, everyone was accommodating to our needs the food was great tons of options from the buffets and sit down dinners /lunch and breakfast tons of snacks many drinks to choose from water park was great and fun for the kids activities for both adults and children everything was organized for embarkation and debarkation

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First MSC Cruise by vinfabrico

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I would like to recognize Edison, Marc and Jackie for a superior job taking care of us in the main dining room at table 917. I also want to recognize our Steward Andre for his great service and friendliness for making our stay enjoyable in room 15151.

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Wonderful Eastern Caribbean Cruise! by lananewquist

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Everything was great!! Cabin, Food, staff, theater shows, Ship, all spectacular!! Cruising was really smooth and beautiful!!

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Wonderful Cruise by andypatel909

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

You need to hire better Cheff to cook Testy food just like other Cruiseline. Should not have to pay extra to play games

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Seaside Relaxation by BladesWolfpack

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Cruise worth every cent spent, very relaxing and peaceful, delicious meals and drinks. Plenty of bargains onboard the ship and at the different stops (just ensure to research before you purchase items).

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