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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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261 MSC Fantasia Cruise Reviews

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Helen15mac@live.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
First cruise and just wanted to experience it. The ship is spotless and beautiful we had a midship cabin on deck 10 with a balcony, it was to a very high standard. What let it down for us was first the dining experience, we where 2nd ... Read more
SH56
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Chose cruise mainly due to the price and it being a cruise line that we haven't been with before. The biggest disappointment was the number of children on board the ship. The children were very badly behaved, loud and unruly. Lots of ... Read more
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Sannai
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The problem here is that by its nature, moving 4,000+ people of different nationalities, ages, languages and classes around the med is a logistical nightmare and for MSC to get it even 80% right would be a miracle. So starting with the ... Read more
haggy321
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Never cruised with MSC before but had high expectations for our experience. Ship was huge and its presentation inside and out was good. Our midship balcony cabin was comfortable and very nice. Now the not so god points. Ship was busy. ... Read more
Yariann
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
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

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italiandream
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 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
sharonred
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This cruise was our first for our 25th wedding anniversary and I must say we thoroughly enjoyed it. In general I felt it was like a 5 star hotel as the cabin was fantastic and the cabin steward done such a fantastic job of looking after ... Read more
tomcruise227
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 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
15 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
10 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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travelling Coco
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
WARNING! Do not ever go on MSC cruises! Here's why- I travelled with my mother, my father, my brother, His child (7), My husband and my two daughters (Age 12 and 7) Embarkation: We arrived at Barcelona airport and went up to the MSC ... Read more
Kieran Kearns
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This is a long review, but honestly, if you bear with me, I promise you that you will be informed about the good and bad sides of this company through my experience. We cruised for the week 4-11 May 2016. Transfers to & from the ... Read more
ainemus
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
16 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
Joymaree
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We thought the price was exceptional and we were very interested in all the ports that we got to stop at. I had read a lot of negative reviews before our cruise and if I had read them before booking I definitely would not have chosen to ... Read more

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Long John Saliva
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
28 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
13 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
Brissielad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 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

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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
8 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
11 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
J49.95
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 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
172 forum posts
9 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

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