MSC Seaside Cruise Reviews

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"In the YC dining room, prime rib was a 3/4 inch ribeye steak of maybe the same quality you'd find in a supermarket.Generally if it was a carb, it was good, and if it was meat or fish, there's only so much you can do with what are objectively low quality proteins...."Read More

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2-5 Cruises

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MSC Was Great For Me

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on MSC Seaside

Pippin2011
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Despite the negative reviews of MSC I chose to cruise on the Seaside because the Caribbean/Antilles itinerary was exactly what I was looking for. 6 Islands in 7 days. I booked an MSC excursion in each port and found the guides to be friendly, informative and fun. I had especially been looking forward to the Botanical Gardens and beach tour in Guadeloupe because I really enjoy the British detective ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Never again with MSC

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on MSC Seaside

hilray
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The MDR was awful. Too many people crammed in. No room for the waiters to work. Terrible menus and awful food (quality and portion size). My wife had runny paella one evening and it came with one shrimp and an unopened mussel. When she complained that the mussel was probably bad the Head Waiter brought her three more unopened mussels! We only went about five times out of fourteen. The buffet ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony


Fantastic experience!

Review for a Caribbean - Eastern Cruise on MSC Seaside

CdnCruiser007
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We (2 adults) chose this cruise specifically for the date (it fit our calendars) and the ports - Martinique, Guadaloupe, St Lucia, Barbados, St Vincent & Grenada). I was a bit hesitant because of all the negative reviews but WOW! We did not have a single complaint. Nice cabin (comfortable bed, veranda and full size couch.) The food was good at both the dining room and buffet BUT the ...
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Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony


Overpriced for what it is

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on MSC Seaside

Juliansss
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

- boring ship. Activities are minimal. And when they do happen they are sub par - pools shut down at 8. Hot tubs not actually hot. - staffing seems low. They have the employees but they hangout like they’re are friends chit chatting while not caring for guests. - the emergency training meetings was a joke. When to the theatre to be told we had to go back to room to watch the video. Many ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Traveled with children


What on earth are people moaning about ?

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on MSC Seaside

Stewy88
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

If you read the reviews this ship you would hesitate to book . But I can honestly tell you that the negatives are either very unlucky or habitual moaners and whingers ( I suspect the latter ) We had a superb Christmas cruise around the Caribbean ….loved the itinerary where you sail from one island to the next through the night and have a full day off the ship exploring . Seaside is a ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Noisy ship, poor entertainment and food

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on MSC Seaside

Bmena
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our 6th cruise with MSC. 2,700 passengers boarded each week in Martinique. Over 1000 boarded in Guadalupe and the remainder in Barbados. About 75% of the passengers spoke French and the evening entertainment especially in the atrium was specifically for these guests. The food in the buffet was repetitive with a lot less choice than on previous MSC cruises. Outside the deck 8 buffet there ...
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Sail Date: December 2023


Amazing Mother/ Daughter/Aunt/Cousin Cruise!

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on MSC Seaside

Pschbb
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Do not listen to the bad internet troll reviews. We had a great cruise on this beautiful sparkling ship. We chose this cruise for the fact that it left from Port Canaveral. My 90 yr old Mom lives about 1 hr from Port. We drove right in to the port early and dropped bags. Went to park the car which was right across the street from the ship. Best parking ever! Parking was $$$($145/ 8 days). So if ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Balcony Aurea


Worst cruise ever!

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on MSC Seaside

Bongo99
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Dirty rooms with stained carpet, sofa, beds. No tissues, lotion. Toilet paper was like gold. Every day I asked the room steward for it. He just ignored me, even when I put the empty roll on the sink so he would see it. When I got food poisoning from the food, I had to call the customer service desk 4 times to try and get toilet paper over a period of over an hour. The decaf in the ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Great crew, great ship, but needs improvement

Review for a Caribbean - Western Cruise on MSC Seaside

JayDBee
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Over all, the ship is nice. The crew is very friendly and helpful. Our room was beautifully maintained by our cabin steward. The food could use improvement. The main dining room is adequate. The food is good. The wait staff is excellent and extremely friendly. Their service made all the difference. The buffet gets boring and repetitive ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


SO-SO

Review for a Bahamas Cruise on MSC Seaside

Indy012000
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We decided to take a last minute short cruise. It was my first. I had been doing my research on cruises as we are taking another in January on another line and for a bit longer than the 3 days for this one. Upon arrival everything went smoothly getting on. I wasn't impressed with MSC's app though. Very limited compared to Royals. We were able to board very early. Once on board we did get an ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


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