The ship is beautiful. Our cabin is spacious and airy. The dining and cleaning staff attentive and friendly.
There is no tea or coffee at dinner time. The photographers are intrusive everywhere on the ship.
I had reserved 4 shore excursions over a month before sailing on the MSC web-site.
They had no record of them so I missed the tour in Bari and had to re-book the others.
Coffee only available in the cafeteria. All the bar staff are aggressive in pushing booze. We don't drink. Coffee only available in one bar and they charge. A welcome aboard sign on the sparkling water is words only. You are charged for the water.
Ice cream only in the Coffee Bar. You are charged.
In short, if you have cruised before you will be irritated very quickly. The ships layout in the public areas is design by a disoriented wanderer. Reboarding after a port of call requires climbing 3 decks before you get to a deck that the other elevators are accessable.
Having grand time. I only choose the cruise because of Venice, Istanbul and Dubrovnik. I should have paid a bit more on gone on Holland America or Royal Carribean.
If you like being irritated then this is the line for you, otherwise choose Costa, at least you can have some excitement ;)