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TheHannans
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 1st cruise experience, so im writing this without a comparison to other cruises. I was a tad worried about the MSC Fantasia, based on some reviews - they were unfounded! We were on a Genovo - Barcelona - Marseilles - ... Read more
lashmac
Member Since 2008
1 review
20 forum posts
3 helpful votes
First dinner night was stunned to find that you had to pay for water and tea or coffee. It is impossible to get a place around the pools. People were getting up at 04:30 to put their stuff on chairs. Continuous selling on board of drink ... Read more
Shirleytully08
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Cruised onboard fantasia departing from Abu Dhabi on the 19/03/2017 My honest advise would be don't go it really is as bad as all the other reviews. We decided to try MSC as we liked the itinerary and the price was very competitive ... Read more
shiny49
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise after a short 'taster' cruise last year on Splendida. We were so impressed with the service after years with RCI that we decided to give MSC another try. We were not dissapointed. Boarding in Abhu Dhabi was Quick and ... Read more
Silent1958
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with MSC after 6 with Thomson’s. We cruised from Abu Dhabi on the 19/03/2017 for 7 nights. On arrival at ship we were informed that itinerary had been changed. We had a Balcony cabin and up-graded to a ... Read more
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Double Gee
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
The answer to the heading is a big FAT NO! Not even for free. It's not the ship that has the faults even though it does need an overhaul, quite dated and looking old. It's the staff and the incredible bad food. The staff overall are ... Read more
antonywalto
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Myself along with my wife, son and family had a holiday by MSC Fantasia Cruise ship from 11 to 18 March 2017 from Dubai and back to Dubai. This was something tremendous I can imagine. we were booked in Deck 10 Sogno and Deck 5 Fantasia. ... Read more
peteukmcr
Member Since 2005
11 reviews
9,778 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our 2nd sailing with MSC. Fantasia is just as beautiful as Splendida, with a good layout with plenty of space and is very impressive. We chose this as we saw it as an ideal way of visiting the United Arab Emirates and Oman. ... Read more
Aileen_Wilson
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
After seeing a few negative comments on here, I was slightly apprehensive but my fears were totally diminished as soon as I arrived at the airport. Once we got through security there were a steady flow of MSC representatives telling you ... Read more
Paul Wilkinson
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Well, I’ve just come back from a MSC Cruise, to say I was disappointed would be very polite, we sailed from Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island, Qatar, Bahrain and finishing in Dubai on the MSC Fantasia, firstly the locations visited was ... Read more
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owen and mary
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I had read other reviews on this ship and was a little apprehensive on what to expect. I have cruised 14 times on other cruise lines and decided to try MSC. I really enjoyed my experience and intend booking MSC again. The food was of a ... Read more
Faulkner1066
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise for the itinary. Dubai to Abu Dhabi to Bharain Sir Ban Yas Island then Doha in Qatar then ending back in Dubai. We chose the Yacht Club (YC)and what a great choice that was. Being an Italian liner there was a very ... Read more
aussie.aussie
Member Since 2011
1 review
64 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
This has to be the worse cruise I have ever been on. Did a Mediterranean cruise Feb, 2017 and will never sail MSC again. I was on a conference on board with about 90 people, and the majority felt very similar to how I felt. Our room a ... Read more
lhminor
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
I chose this cruise because of the itinerary. And I would have enjoyed a few more days in the region. Especially would like to spend more time in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Ship had the easiest embarkation and disembarkation procedures of any ... Read more
Mid lifers
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
my very first cruise & i loved it. after reading some of the msc reviews i started to worry, but it was a beautiful clean ship with hard working polite staff.After collecting our luggage the transfer from the airport was straight ... Read more
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Traveller250
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Itinerary was key to a revisit to the middle east, celebrating 50th year and wanted something that would be memorable to my family and myself We were not cruise newbies having travelled on RC and Celebrity Cruises in the past, this was ... Read more
Wash Angel
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Review MSC Fantasia Dubai/Abu Dhabi etc..... We had a standard balcony cabin on deck 13 and it was one of the better cabins in terms of design compared to P&O, Carnival etc. The bathroom had no shaving mirror but hey! Breakfast ... Read more
oscardove
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
To be honest, I’m not usually one for these reviews as having read some in the past, they seem pretty hard to believe or they don’t allow me to put myself in their shoes, hence I haven’t taken too much notice of them. ... Read more
alanyaboy
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
First review and first cruise. We have just returned from the Abu Dhabi cruise 5th – 13th February on the MSC Fantasia. The cruise was not without fault but overall was a fantastic experience. We booked this back in June 2016 and ... Read more
pennib
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We had already done the 7 night UAE cruise 3 times but we decided to give it a fourth run as the Fantasia schedule included some places we had not been to before. We booked cruise only and had a really good price for the Yacht Club suites ... Read more
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Craftybabe
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was my 3rd MSC cruise after previously sailing on the Armonia and the Divina. We opted for a 2nd sitting for our evening meal as had found previously that the early sitting sometimes gave you lack of time if you had returned to the ... Read more
Jantheman132
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We wanted to see the Middle East. It was extremely good value for money. The trip allowed us to see Dubai without going there specifically for a holiday. We flew Etihad to Dubai and had 2 days ... Read more
mrlhpc
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
The watered down orange juice at the embarkation terminal set the standard for the whole cruise. Embarkation was disorganized as was just about everything else to do with this cruise. It was our first cruise and mostly certainly our last ... Read more
Rooster60
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Our daughter chose this cruise as a treat for her 40th Birthday. We spent 2 days in Dubai prior to joining the cruise. We stayed in a beautiful hotel & had an amazing 2 days. Highlight of the holiday. Took a taxi to the Port, ... Read more
paul.strange
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
Embarkation/Disembarkation -------------------------- We landed early at Dubai airport. Fairly big queue at passport control, but emerged into the sunshine around 10:30am. We ignored the taxi people inside the terminal and just went ... Read more
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