Big ship, too many people, good night shows: MSC Fantasia Cruise Review by Datacecily
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Big ship, too many people, good night shows
The restaurant for dinner was nice but you could not move your chair an inch or the waiter would not be able to serve you so near were us from our neighbor table. The food More was good but far from what we had on our first MSC experience. Everything came down in standards. The only exception is the show, it was great every night, I think it is the best team in the whole cruise. We were expecting the chocolate night party or the ice sculptures that we have seen on MSC and other companies. Forget about that or having lobster one night as we are expect on a cruise. Forget about getting many things for what you pay as MSC expects people to pay extra for everything. We took all their excursions knowing they were too expensive but were too lazy to organize something different with other guests and paying for the excursions was easy. Mind you, some of them were good but others depended on who was your guide. Some guides were disastrous, and just took you to places where they could get a commission, like the one in Katakolon. One little suggestion in summer: for the price of the tours they should give you a glass of fresh water, what do you think? In other countries, they even give you fruit, drinks, beer, and here not even a glass of water in a 40/50/60 € tour of 3 or 4 hours! It was a shame when elderly people had to walk to buy their water under a 40 C sun.
The multi nationality mix may be tiring for the many languages spoken all the time , which was not an issue for me but it was when the Asian people, who were many, did not care about who they pushed or which photo they ruined!! Another issue, the photograph prices, but that s typical in a cruise, I guess.
Be also aware that people smoke a lot in public areas, which bothered me and my husband.
So, if you take the MSC Fantasia to Greece beware of these details. me? I will do my research on higher level cruises next year! Less
Cabin review: 8238
Good value for money, big enough, bigger than in other ships, I cannot complain.