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First Impressions The 133,500-ton, 3,300-passenger MSC Fantasia debuted in December 2008 as the largest and most innovative cruise ship ever built by Italy-based MSC Cruises. Along with sister ship MSC ...
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Yariann
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Great cruise, good staff and service. Booked for my honeymoon and enjoyed the cruise's schedule. To our surprise we got an upgrade to a room with balcony and it was very spacious and comfortable. Loved the Gaudi style pools and the varied ... Read more
italiandream
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Imagine nights on board with demolition drilling, metal hammers on metal surfaces, metal pipe cutting and jagged grinding sounds from various heavy duty demolition and construction tools from the decks below sea. Being metal a liner like ... Read more
tomcruise227
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
From the food to the service, we (7 people) were very happy with our MSC experience. Embarkation was easy and quick in Barcelona, no crowds. The ship we sailed on (Fantasia) was always very clean, there always seemed to be staff cleaning ... Read more
joseph123
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
266 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I Chose to mix up my planned European vacation with a one week Mediterranean cruise along with a one week land vacation to maximize being able to visit many different locations with minimum travel in between. I was attracted to the MSC ... Read more
Bricklayer
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Just returned from our 2nd MSC Cruise, we are experienced cruisers with more than 25 under our belts ! This cruise was in MSC's Yacht Club facility. And I have to say, it was AMAZING ! From the outset, when we checked in, we were so ... Read more

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ainemus
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We absolutely loved this cruise from start to finish. The boat was spectacular, in decor, size and variety of bars and restaurants onboard. We boarded in Barcelona and it only took about an hour to go through the entire process. Our room ... Read more
neikirkcd
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I took a cruise to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We chose the cruise for the itinerary: Genoa-Barcelona-Morocco-Canary Islands-Madiera-Malaga-Rome. We read the reviews prior to taking the cruise and it seemed the majority ... Read more
Long John Saliva
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Our 10th cruise in c 20 years. Cruise Points- MSC Fantasia, Eastern Mediterranean Fly-Cruise. March 16. If you like P&O you probably will not like MSC. MSC is much more International/European though English is spoken everywhere, ... Read more
Robert Webster
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Booked our trip to begin three days before boarding ship, wanted enough time to get over jet lag. Our trip was to be done in three legs as we started in Az. a long way from Genoa, our final destination to board ship. Arriving early was ... Read more
edeldonalfinnsaoirse
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our second MSC cruise and value for money you can't beat it. We really enjoy our cruise with MSC small little things to be aware off but don't let it put you off. Meal time in the buffet were very busy with no order for queuing ... Read more

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Brissielad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The cruise problems started with the checkin where 2500 people were held in the check in area for up to 3 hours with the staff being totally incapable. They had signs that said "information" as you walked into the hall which most ... Read more
rutvica
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
It was for my friends and me the second cruise with MSC ships and as we had high expectations, somehow were afraid that something or anything might went wrong. But it was again very pleasant experience, in spite of the early winter time. ... Read more
bsakol
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
With 5 cruises under our belts (3 in the last 9 months) we believe we are experienced cruisers. Admittedly, the first 4 cruises were all with Royal Caribbean (variety of size of ships) and this last 5th cruise was with MSC Fantasia ... Read more
4others
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We have sailed MSC before- they are not Princess but for the money a great deal. We love Rome so we make use of these cruises. Food was ok--we do not have great expectations for food--we are easy in that regard. Room service every ... Read more
Sausagedog1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
First I have to say that this ship is by far the cleanest ship we have ever been on. It is also one of the glitziest ones with its Swarovski staircase in the centrum. Beautiful decor throughout the use of marble and glass is very tasteful ... Read more

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J49.95
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I've done a few cruises but this was the worse. I paid for a balcony cabin but when we arrived at our cabin it was a waste of money. We were in 10024 which didn't have glass railings but steel so when you sat in the tiny space all you saw ... Read more
1fifthavenue
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
151 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We embarked the 11 night cruise from Genoa on December 17th, and what an amazing time we had! My partner and I have cruised with MSC before - firstly on Fantasia and then Lirica. More recently (October 2015) we had a terrible ... Read more
sagirits
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We chose this cruise as they have a separate gluten free kitchen as wife is coeliac ,and short flight from UK and places visited. The ship is huge and on occasion it got very busy and the staff struggled to cope with numbers but always ... Read more
miss_cleary
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
As an Australian traveling to Europe, it is a long and expensive holiday to take. I was so excited to be visiting the Mediterranean with my family for 4 weeks; but the dreams of having a restful, stress free holiday was not meant to happen ... Read more
MyMustang
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As an American I thought going on a European cruise would be a good change of pace, didn't realize what I was getting myself into. I expected this cruise to be more subdued than others I have been on such as the Mexican Riviera for the ... Read more

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Tarragon
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We thought the ship was magnificent and the crew first class.Special mention should be made of the cabin steward and the waiting staff in the Velvet Lounge who were exceptional.The food we found was not as good as expected and the helpings ... Read more
trudyrayb
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
After reading other very negative reviews for this ship we were not anticipating a good experience onboard with MSC. We found the staff, helpfull, eager to please, polite and proud of their ship. Fantasia is beautiful with roomy, ... Read more
Mullers
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I did a cruise few month ago on the Msc splendida in the yacht club but i didnt like so much the staff there, no too much polite. Well i wanted to give another chance booking another cruise on Msc fantasia but not in the yacht club! I had ... Read more
cpeterpye7
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
I really cannot fault the ship. A modern ship with the WOW factor. Our mid ship balcony cabin on deck 11 was spacious and modern. clean and well appointed. The entertainment was superb and the bars too. Embarkation which is available at al ... Read more
gtorrellas
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Its difficult to write this review, normally I like to write about the good things one experience but unfortunately this is not going to be such review: 1- Embarkation - not clearly signed and not enough staff guiding people to check ... Read more

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