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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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267 MSC Fantasia Cruise Reviews

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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
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
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
9 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

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1fifthavenue
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
223 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
sagirits
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
8 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
Tarragon
Member Since 2015
1 review
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

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trudyrayb
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
gtorrellas
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
7 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

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wokinghamcouple
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
2 helpful votes
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
GINA P
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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

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Sue Moore
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
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
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
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

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