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oscardove
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed two weeks ago
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
pennib
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
7 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Craftybabe
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
20 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
Rooster60
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
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
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paul.strange
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
9 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
Timaloy
Member Since 2017
1 review
23 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for some winter sunshine and a chance to visit Dubai for the first time. Flew out with Etihad and despite a little bit of a melee for coaches at the airport the trip to the ship was pretty slick. On arrival we had to ... Read more
Flygirl92
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We booked this cruise as we wanted to get some January sun, see some cities in the Middle East and as we had cruised on MSC Divina previously and enjoyed it. We also found this cruise to be good value especially with the fly-cruise option. ... Read more
apaarnold
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I was quite dubious about going on a cruise as it is far removed from the holidays I'm accustomed to. We flew from Dublin to Dubai and were met at the arrivals area by helpful MSC staff. They checked how long embarkation was taking and ... Read more
preston1
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 helpful votes
Having read about the horror stories regarding this ship, Our party of 8 (6 adults and 2 teenagers) who have cruised mainly with celebrity, where not sure what to expect as we embarked on our fantasia experience, Embarkation Very ... Read more
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Truk
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Our travel agent recommended this cruise a bad choice. We have done up to 20 cruises and have to say MSC are the worst cruise line we have been on. Our room as fine , the food is catered for Italians, the staff was rude especially when ... Read more
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jb2864
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise, we normally do beach holidays in the Caribbean and decided to have a change as our friends had indicated how wonderful cruising is. This cruise was chosen for the destination and the cost however we ... Read more
vino123
Member Since 2014
1 review
238 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We have cruised many times mainly with Celebrity and Royal Caribbean but this was our first time with MSC. We were lured by the concept of the Yacht Club so most of my review is based on this. Pre Cruise: We arrived at 1am so ... Read more
kmill007
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
MSC Fantasia Xmas Cruise 2016 We joined the cruise on Christmas Day, arriving at about 0800 from Abu Dhabi airport. When we got to check in at the port we handed over our tickets and credit card so that in a few minutes we got a bit of ... Read more
alikt123
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Joined the cruise at Dubai on 24rd December.. The embarkation went smoothly, but seemend a bit of a drawn out experience.. We were on board by 11.30, but then had to queue up to ave our photos taken on board for our cruise card, then told ... Read more
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fly the flag
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
we shared a mid ship cabin with balcony which was very comfortable , having a balcony was a big plus because the pool areas were always overcrowded with parents and their kids. the ship was spotless, the food was excellent in the ... Read more
pete7291
Member Since 2013
1 review
34 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This cruise was chosen for the destination and the cost however we didn't realise at the time of booking that this cost would come at a heavy price on quality. so to the details, Embarcation went very smoothly and quickly as they've ... Read more
suron
Member Since 2005
11 reviews
1,480 forum post
22 helpful votes
BACKGROUND: I have taken over twenty cruises with Princess, RCI, Star Lines, NCL, Thomson and MSC. My cruises with MSC go back to 2000 on their smaller ships Rhapsody,Melody and Monterey and the larger Poesia. I have already done the ... Read more
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hanan1967
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have gone on many cruises and by far this has been the worst My husband chose this cruise to go around Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat from the moment we set foot on cruise everything started to go downhill. firstly they gave my kids room ... Read more
Cruisin-Geezer
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
683 forum posts
51 helpful votes
BACKGROUND: My wife and I are British and have cruised MSC since 2004. They are not the best and not the worst, but they always represent good value for money. We choose cruises based on 1) Itinerary, 2) Price and 3) Cruise Line. We ... Read more
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Colin R
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This 7 night MSC cruise on Fantasia was part of an Imagine package including two days at the Dubai rugby 7's and four nights at the Dubai Marriott Marquis hotel.. The latter two were quite excellent but, sadly, the Fantasia cruise turned ... Read more
karenda
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
Just got back from an amazing experience on MSC Fantasia in a Yacht Club deluxe suite. The Yacht Club is described as a ship within a ship and it certainly is. Couldn't fault anything, the service was exceptional from start to finsh. ... Read more
karenda
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We booked this cruise so that we could go to the Dubai 7's, As we sailed on the Saturday we missed the final but that was fine as we had a great week to follow it up. My review is for Yacht club as we spent most of our time in this ... Read more
Brynaman Steve
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Joined the ship in Rome which was smooth and effortless. Ship is lovely and clean, balcony cabin was par for the course albeit cupboard space a bit tight for 17 days, shame our maid lacked the little touches, like ensuring we had the ... Read more
Inge timmy123
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We joined the cruise at Barcelona, as did many others. There was one girl directing people and one desk open. It was a shambles. The staff of Fantasia have no concept of queueing.They brought a party in front and signed them in in front ... Read more
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