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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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260 MSC Fantasia Cruise Reviews

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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
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
2 forum posts
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

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gtorrellas
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
Lola Line33
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
So first of all arrived today from a 1 week cruise on MSC fantasia, I didn't enjoyed it at ALL!! the food always the same, always the same pizza, the pizza marinara is supposed to have fish on it and it only have herbs and I don't call ... Read more
wokinghamcouple
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This is only our second cruise so our review should bear that in mind. We choose this cruise as it fitted in date wise & was relatively inexpensive. We flew from Gatwick on the Sunday morning & the flight was on time & ... Read more
MichelleWills
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
msc Fantasia is a beautiful ship ,very classy and modern, my cabin was an inside but well cleaned ,and the staff was vey kind we had a wonderful vacation I also did many excursions but very rushy I would like to have more times like 2 days ... Read more
cjkitten
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
The week as a whole did not start well flew ok from Gatwick arrived Genoa husband collected in wheelchair as we had planned but then things went wrong the wheelchair assistance disappeared as soon as we reached the coach - the coach driver ... Read more

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GINA P
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I booked this cruise, our first in 5 years for my husband and I to try and compensate for a very stressful year and also to celebrate our special birthdays! Not a good start at Gatwick North check-in with BA/MSC due to lack of ... Read more
horiible cruises
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
I have gone on three cruises but this is for sure the worst of all. when goin out of the ship pictures are not taken unlike other ships. the food is terrible especially the buffet it would take u three whole turns to find a seat were to ... Read more
Sue Moore
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Having read many poor reviews of the Fantasia I set off with some doubts re the "wiseness" of my decision to choose a cheap Mediterranean cruise. I rarely (only the second) write reviews but felt that the excellent staff and the ... Read more
ianmic@onvol.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Took my whole family for a nice cruise on the MSC Fantasia and no regret at all. Excellent service on a beautiful ship with lots of activities all day round. Fantastic evening complimented with good talented actors at the theater. ... Read more
Sue Pattinson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
The ship it's self is emaculate and beautiful but the entertainment is terrible and leaves you bored to tears. The bar staff are extremely rude and it is a chore for them to serve you. The cleaners on the ship are very friendly and ... Read more

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hard2please2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We enjoyed the cruise but there were a few bumps in the road. British Airways flight from Gatwick to Genoa mislaid my wife's suitcase containing everything needed for the trip. Customer services aboard the ship showed some initial interest ... Read more
mayhew@talk21.com
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
My wife and I are regular cruiser and booked this cruise to experience a new style very large ship. On arrival at Genoa check-in was chaotic but nevertheless we got from arrival to ship in less than 30 minutes. Information was limited ... Read more
Paddy the Irishman
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We brought our family on a surprise cruise for our daughter 40th and our sons 50th birthday which falls in 2015. We didn't tell the family what we were doing just to bring their passports to Dublin Airport. There was eight of us going ... Read more
Jean Lawson
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Great ship. Stink of smoke. Smokers in public areas. No crew enforcing rules i.e. no food or drink in theatre, passengers doing just what they pleased. No taking of videos in theatre.... passengers doing this anyway. as I said no one ... Read more
Puffin68
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Recently went on a cruise to the western Med with MSC Cruise lines and wanted to share our experience. There are a lot of valuable tips and information from other forum members so for anyone planning a cruise, I agree it pays to do your ... Read more

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Milkman123
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Although not my first cruise, this was my first with MSC and will be my last. We left Barcelona and our initial reaction on boarding MSC Fantasia was WOW! The ship it self is beautiful, the atrium with its crystal staircase, the lounges, ... Read more
TulipBee
Member Since 2013
1 review
81 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let me start with the good things. This is a beautiful ship. The public spaces are sleek, the Swarovski crystal staircase is an amazing talking point. The cabins (mine was a balcony on deck 10) were spacious and clean. The bathrooms were ... Read more
LuckyPhil13
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We arrived at the ship at the designated boarding time of 2pm and were given a sheet of paper that informed us that we could now board the ship at 11:30am. Fantastic but no-one from MSC contacted me on the cell/mobile phone number I ... Read more
The_Sea_Batt
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have been on a number of cruises with different companies, and this was the second time on MSC. We travelled as a party of 7 (3 generations) in two Aurea grade balcony cabins over Easter 2015. We flew UK to/from Nice, France by EasyJet ... Read more
Neal Dunn
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from our first cruise with MSC on the Fantasia and although we enjoyed our 11 day excursion, it just didn't come up to the standards we had experienced on Carnival Cruise Ships. Ticketing and Flight connections ... Read more

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