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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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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
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

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bridgetjonesni
Member Since 2012
1 review
197 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
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

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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
2 reviews
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
1 helpful vote
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
Cesdrx
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
From start to finish this cruise ran like a well oiled machine. Yes you have to queue to get on and off the ship, the buffet can be very busy and sometimes you have to wait a little while for a drink. Dining in the restaurants is a whole ... Read more

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E12345
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had an excellent holiday on board MSC Fantasia. Itinerary We chose this cruise as there was a stop every day and we would get to visit some incredible places. We had also heard that Venice was a beautiful port to depart from - this ... Read more
Dwarfnandina
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
As a solo traveller who needed to find something to do while other family members were busy elsewhere, I had little choice of cruise or cruise line. The MSC Fantasia dates fitted so that was it! However I did have to pay full double price ... Read more
dtj89
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
We booked with MSC Cruises and particularly the fantasia as it had an excellent itinerary and had no days at sea. We booked directly with MSC and had the allegrissimo drinks package. We booked a mid ship balcony cabin on the 10th floor. I ... Read more
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sdrunner
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
So full disclosure, I am an American whose mother immigrated to the United States from Italy at the age of 13, so I am used to loud relatives and delicious home cooked meals. My husband and I decided to book this cruise in celebration of ... Read more
martincrab
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
The whole trip started out badly. We had booked the cruise through an agent, but where trying to sort out drinks packages, etc. ahead of embarkation. This was mostly due to MSC stating on their website that drinks packages had to be booked ... Read more

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jennjess
Member Since 2011
1 review
260 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
I'll start by saying that the itinerary was great and was why I booked this cruise. We booked an MSC excursion from Bari to see the trullo houses in Alberobello and that was very enjoyable. I booked another company to take us to Olympia ... Read more
DanLegMan
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
First the good news; the ship was lovely, beautiful - it was literally gleaming, and kept sparkling clean throughout our holiday (they even washed the balcony twice in a week!). The food also was excellent, cooked and served to a very high ... Read more
Janette Dring
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had looked forward to the cruise departing from Vienna on the 7th September 2014 what we found was a catalogue of disappointments Buffets awful, the food was basic and always Luke warm, the waiters were none existent and never came to ... Read more
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,443 forum post
0 helpful votes
Booking  I am gold member with MSC cruises. We decided to book a cruise in the mediterranean leaving from Venice and which would include some Greek ports. We found such a cruise with the MSC Fantasia. At the moment MSC was selling the ... Read more
peterlk
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I disagree with the previous "terrible" review, because it was simply "Horrible"!!! I regretted so much going on this cruise holiday and vow to never EVER return to MSC. Not to mention the bad, mundane food quality, the seemingly ... Read more

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