Every day was wonderful!: MSC Fantasia Cruise Review by Actor62
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Every day was wonderful!
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
We left the ship to visit Naples and soon as we were finished eating. We did check out our cabin but our luggage had not yet arrived so we headed out on the streets of Naples. The ship docks very close to the older part of the city, so no need for a cab or bus. We saw the Archaelogical museum which has a lot of things from Pompeii since there was no time to go out there as we had to be on board by 6.30p.m. We had taken the early seating for dinner which is now at 7 p.m rather than 7.30 which it had been when we booked. We took in the show at 9.30 p.m.
We attended all of the shows, some were better than others but they were all worth going to for the 40 minutes or so they last. Lots of very good acrobats, dancers etc. The kind of shows you would expect with 5 or more languages in the audience. We thought that the MC and the dancers which did all of the shows were most professional compared to some of the animation teams we have seen at the all inclusive resorts.
The food was very good in the dining rooms. We had breakfast and dinner in either the red or gold rooms, most of the time they weren't that busy and we could find a table with a view out the window. Tip.. if one of the entrances has a closed sign just go to the other entrance or other room some where will be open...avoid the cafeteria if you can.
We used the pools on board but mainly the adult one at the rear of the ship. Way too many children at the other pool areas.
We visited most of the bar areas and danced at on two different bar occaions. Lots of nice music from very good performers. Way too many children here as well. We aren't use to seeing children in strollers in bar areas at midnight.
I'm sure you can see a pattern here. We enjoyed our cruise but we think we would have liked it better with a few less children. This was early June and we thought they may not have been on school holiday yet. Our only other comment would be that we would have liked being in port a little longer and perhaps a bit more local port information would have been nice. Less
Cabin review: 3
Inside cabin was larger than we expected. Plenty of closet and drawers for storing our clothing. Cabin service was excellent. Would have liked more English stations on televison, I think they could show some old movies for free in the evening.Some evenings there was some noise from other cabins especially children playing etc., at late hour. Overall it was O.K. because it seemed like our "neighbours" were always changing since we picked up new passengers and others left at every port.
Port and Shore Excursions
Seemed like a training cruise
Overall a great experience
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