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229 MSC Seaside Tips

codfishing
Feb 05, 2018

Be sure to download the MSC for me app before sailing. Once on board, you will be able to look at a variety of things on your phone from this app as well as make reservations for shows, massages, etc. I found that about 75 of the cruisers were of varying dialects -- be patient, be kind.

KodakStarz
May 29, 2018

A very nice boat. This line caters to Europeans only!!!! Beware!!!

nazmar
Jan 02, 2018

Excellent family cruise.

samminator
Jun 12, 2018

The kid tracker they advertise is not available, so don't rely on having it. Bring walkie-talkies to communicate on board.

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SeaDiva67
Jun 28, 2018

Bring aboard and card games for entertainment and to pass time. Other than the nightly theatre show, the ship sorely lacks engaging entertainment. Also has several negative interactions with guest services staff. I found them to be quite rude, sarcastic, and dismissive when concerns were brought to their attention; especially one customer service rep by the name of Marisa.

Niccibu
Jun 28, 2018

We have absolutely no complaints at all. My husband said this was the first cruise he's taken that he didn't feel rushed, or pressured to get things done in a certain time frame. He says he was actually relaxed and well rested after this cruise. I couldn't agree more. I would suggest that you bring converters for the outlets, they only have 2-120v, but the are so close together that you can only use one outlet at a time.

bmwb
Dec 27, 2017

Book a cabin with a balcony. It will be the only place on the ship to relax. They play music everywhere, even on the terrace outside the restaurants. There is absolutely no other place to rest in peace. Plus you can open the window and get fresh air. Book with a travel agency. I booked with MSC directly, my dinner neighbors booked the same cabin thru a travel agent for 30% less plus they got a free upgrade to a balcony cabin!

garfred2128
Oct 23, 2018

Check in extremely fast, same as check out, overall we had a great time, only it could be improved is the variety of food offered

tkldogs2015
Aug 03, 2018

If you like the shows, try to have dinner at 7:15 pm so that you have plenty of time to see the 9:00 pm shows at the theater.

sharondavis1228
Oct 13, 2018

Dont, without clarity on drink package. Food in buffet was same everyday all day.,boring

LearningCurve2
Dec 26, 2017

If you like good English breakfast tea - bring your own tea-bags! Make sure you ask for the "Loyalty Match" program when BOOKING you cruise! Don't set expectations too high regarding food and personal service, it is not up to the standards of many other cruise lines. Realize that the majority of your fellow passengers may not speak English. Enjoy the bright, new vessel!

wgheath
Dec 31, 2017

be polite and patient. Though we met a lot of very nice people on this cruise, there were many more who pushed, shoved and were just plain rude.

Mshaer
Jan 01, 2018

Plan on losing weight. Give them many months to train their crew better before you sail. Go Yacht Club if you can. Learn how to use your elevator express card if you do go Yacht Club. It brings an elavator directly to you and takes you directly to the deck of your choice, regardless of what buttons others may have pressed. Lots of fun.

travelwithus
Jan 06, 2018

It's a European ship with European influence which is what makes it unique. Enjoy the uniqueness of the ship, the crew, and the other passengers and you will have a vacation of a lifetime

JPAW1403
Jan 15, 2018

Don't expect the best food for a cruise line and be prepared for very slow service. Give yourself 2-1/5 hours to eat dinner comfortably.

efeiweles38
Jan 13, 2018

DO NOT GO ON THE MSC SEASIDE. It was the worst experience ever. We have cruised about 10 times. The feeling was mutual with all of the guests that we spoke to!

pberge
Jan 15, 2018

Wait, wait, wait before you book MSC. There is no way this ship or crew was ready for the Inaugural trip out of Miami.

Elnel
Jan 19, 2018

Don’t Cruise on this particular ship if you have no children or dont’t like large crowds. If you like good service and attention while cruising (we do) this is not a ship for you!

donnaniewada
Jan 21, 2018

Just enjoy every venue and view of the ship. It's absolutely breathtaking! Not only exterior but interior design and detail of decor. Please don't worry about the number of people aboard, you won't even feel that the number is so large.

makinka
Jan 22, 2018

Take with you a great mood and rest will be excellent

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