Unforgettable: MSC Preziosa Cruise Review by archicruiser
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Destination: South America
Embarkation: Santos (Sao Paulo)
After we settled in, everything was bliss, the ship is so tidy, it smells great everywhere. The main deck (14) restaurant area is fantastic, the food is abundant and so good, there is great quality of ingredients and preparation, although one has to schedule the visits to the buffet to avoid crowds and enjoy a better experience without long lines for serving.
The pool areas are very nice but the negative side is that after so much attention to detail, it doesn’t seem that someone thought about the music volume, it is extremely too loud in all pool areas, so after a few minutes it becomes really annoying, on the one hand because music playing too loud does not allow for conversations comfortably and second because the quality of the music itself gets distorted after so many decibels. So if you can tolerate extremely loud music, continue. The pools are a bit small for the amount of people on board, when no one disembarks there was simply no room in the pools it was a bit of an adventure getting in to refresh from so much heat, the water is salty (I don’t know why) but very refreshing on the days with less people on board.
We had the arabesque restaurant assigned for the evening, the menu promises a lot but the served dishes are far from that promise, the buffet if far better quality, it is hard to understand why they can’t match that quality considering it is supposed to be fancier.
Get the beverage packages as soon as you get in, the service charge savings are very convenient.
The entertainment was just awesome, well performed and themed, really great artists.
All ports and disembarkation procedures top notch, Buzios my favorite, great picturesque little town, great shopping, beautiful beaches.
Do your best to avoid visiting the medic, my wife suffered an ankle sprain on the last day, and the doctor was just awful, the low point of the MSC Company.
I highly recommend this cruise, the preziosa through the Brazilian coast simply unforgettably beautiful. I shall post further as I recall more details. Less
Cabin review: 9038
The cabin was 9/10, just a tiny bit more space for large luggage was needed and our balcony did not have a glass railing, so when sitting you miss half of the view, we spotted the cabin from the outside and it is one of the so few economy cabins with a steel railing, that makes you feel less privileged than the 99% rest of the ship.