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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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247 MSC Fantasia Cruise Reviews

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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
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

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Jean Lawson
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 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
1 helpful vote
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
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
67 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
0 helpful votes
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

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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
Cruising Cassy
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have been on a number of cruises with different companies, and this was the first time on MSC. Even though Fantasia ship itself is opulent and beautiful, and the cabin is very nice with lovely facilities, this does not make up for the ... Read more
grayjl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
I was looking forward to the well earned cruise with my wife and I have the following compliments and other issues. This is a copy of the letter sent to the company minus some details. ?the rest is up to you. • We were impressed ... Read more
keithyweithy
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from a short cruise sailing from Rome to Genoa, Ajaccio (Corsica) and back to Rome on the MSC Fantasia. We were a group of 4 and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I have sailed with MSC many times and know ... Read more

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Ann & Alan
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We found the service comparable to our last cruise with carnival. The decor had more bling, nobody can top that fabulous stairway. We did find it challenging adjusting to continental meals, although Western tastes were catered for it ... Read more
bridgetjonesni
Member Since 2012
1 review
196 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We'd previously been on cruises with Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Holland America so we're not brand loyal and we'd like to think we've experienced a wide variety of ships, styles and quality. We take overly positive and overly negative ... Read more
Lovestravel4
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
This was our 3rd cruise with MSC, our first on the Fantasia. We had a wonderful time. We originally booked this cruise because of the ports we were going to be stopping in, with Israel being one of them. Because of the unrest in Israel, ... Read more
fstanleymckay
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
From arrival at the port of Genoa, when we were greeted and tended by our Butler, we had the most wonderful experience. A lovely cabin with balcony in the Yacht Club. The Yacht Club is exclusive, and the beautiful golden staircase has to ... Read more
wilsonc
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I had sailed with MSC to the Carribean before and enjoyed the experience. That's why we chose to sail with MSC again. Unfortunately, this cruise was not up to our expectations. Our room was great and the maid was top notch. We ... Read more

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Peadar10021950
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
We were a party of five / 2 balcony cabins. This was our first time and we were very impressed by the ship, the crew simply everything was perfect. The highest standards are evident on this ship. Everything is so clean especially the ... Read more
RelaxingMum
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Cruised on the Fantasia during October school week. The itinary was good only ports I would not hurry back to were for Athens and Olympia. Venice and Santorini were amazing and I would love to go back to both for a holiday. Sailing out ... Read more
BRACEWELL
Member Since 2007
1 review
56 forum posts
0 helpful votes
For background information: we travelled as a family of four with teenage children, we are at heart P&O fans but have now also experienced nine other cruise lines in total. We found this MSC cruise to be great value for money; we chose ... Read more
amanda1110
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
Great time had, good shows and entertainment. A stop everyday. Went on my own with 11 year old son. He loved the 4D cinema, shows. We dinned in the Mexican a couple of times which you pay extra for but the food was marvellous....T Bone ... Read more
acody70
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were a party of 8 (4 adults and 4 children, aged 9 -16). 6 of us were first time crusiers, and 2 have been on numerous cruises, including the Queen Mary, Royal Caribbean, and P&O. From their experience this cruise was as good as ... Read more

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