MSC cruise Bring plenty of money - you will need it!: MSC Fantasia Cruise Review by Davidson
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MSC cruise Bring plenty of money - you will need it!
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
The cabins were very good and the ship beautiful and very clean. The waiting staff and cleaning staff were very pleasant and hard working but spoke very little or no English.
Tea was only provided at breakfast and was extra at lunch and dinner, water had to be paid for.At dinner the food was of poor quality and the portions tiny,after one night we decided to stick to the buffet but in the evening the choice was limited and the same every evening. On Gala evenings the buffet was closed so again we had to use the Tex Mex which we had to pay for. After two days we found most passengers resorted to eating when ashore as we did. No drinks or water where allowed to be taken aboard, so all soft drinks More etc., had to be purchased from them at an exorbitant price.
We found the Italian staff on board to be distant and unhelpful, Everything was geared to getting you to spend money, all excursions priced at 50 euros or therabouts, no information given about the ports visited and buses from the harbours hightly priced.
We left the ship at Rome, pleased to be finished cruising, and 400 euros lighter and we do not drink alcohol. All in all this experience has clouded our views on cruising as a holiday and we will not be recommending this to anyone. Less
Cabin review: 99177
Rooms on the ship excellent. Thsi was deck 9 with balcony.
Port and Shore Excursions
Seemed like a training cruise
Overall a great experience
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