Fabulous ship but oh!..all that smoke!: MSC Fantasia Cruise Review by Chris Wyatt
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Fabulous ship but oh!..all that smoke!
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
The smoking policy was the biggest problem for us. In the Dance hall area, the casino and indoor pool area smoking was allowed and boy did the passengers smoke...it was choking!. By the time we reached Rome we had one More objective in mind ...to find a good restaurant where we could treat ourselves to a HOT meal. All the food on board was lukewarm...in the AL-la-ca-rte Red Velvet restaurant where the food was served in several courses was nearly always just warm.If you chose to eat a the buffet meals in the Zanzibar canteen where there was a wonderfully varied and plentiful range of food you found it was spread out over such a large area by the time you collected it and found a seat, that too was stone cold.The temperature of the food would never pass health & safety guidelines here in the UK.
The entertainment was excellent and very professional but provided in the theatre for just a half hour show in the evening unless you fancied bingo...each number was read out in five languages...it was the funniest thing I saw all week!The other lounge with a dance floor where I believe there were activities such as line dancing were choked with cigarette smoke so we beat a hasty retreat from there.
The few non smoking lounge areas where music was provided were comfortable but a little boring but we did meet a small group of lovely people on our dining table ( all UK) but the population were mainly non-English speaking so there was little mixing. Drinks were very expensive and there are no tea/coffee facilities in the room so all drinks have to be purchased. here is no coffee served after meals in the restaurants but only in the canteen. There are water taps next to the ice machine and the few people who managed to find these filled up when they can. This report sounds quite negative but we didn`t meet a single English speaking person who didn't have exactly the same moans. My advice is do your homework before you book!!! Less
Cabin review: 1010105
Large room...balcony big enough to sit but not to lie down. Everything spotlessly clean although bedding had a slight stale odour to it. No tea making facilities and water had to be paid for. Staff friendly and warm.
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