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6 Malta (Valletta) MSC Cruises MSC Fantasia Cruise Reviews

We thought the ship was magnificent and the crew first class.Special mention should be made of the cabin steward and the waiting staff in the Velvet Lounge who were exceptional.The food we found was not as good as expected and the helpings ... Read More
We thought the ship was magnificent and the crew first class.Special mention should be made of the cabin steward and the waiting staff in the Velvet Lounge who were exceptional.The food we found was not as good as expected and the helpings were small.Saying this you could have as many courses as you wanted and we did not leave the table hungry.Our main criticism was concerning the tour staff. We had booked tours at every port but we're only told the Monday before we sailed that the tour to Portfino had been cancelled. We asked how we were to be refunded but they were no help at all and we are still awaiting the refund.The two members of staff thought it was a big joke and one of them was chewing gum.We later found out that the tour operators wear MSC livery but work for some faceless company.The tour to Capri was really enjoyable but we were not told anything about the island by the tour guides. No mention was made of famous people who had resided there such as Axel Munthe and Gracie Fields.The ferry to Capri was not particularly clean and the toilets on the island were a disgrace. The tour was about an hour too long because towards the end it was dark. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
So first of all arrived today from a 1 week cruise on MSC fantasia, I didn't enjoyed it at ALL!! the food always the same, always the same pizza, the pizza marinara is supposed to have fish on it and it only have herbs and I ... Read More
So first of all arrived today from a 1 week cruise on MSC fantasia, I didn't enjoyed it at ALL!! the food always the same, always the same pizza, the pizza marinara is supposed to have fish on it and it only have herbs and I don't call that a marinara, the plates some of them are broken, the prices of the drinks are very very HIGH! like bottle of pringles 4 euro 80 cents, oh come on!!! they have money from your cards with out telling you for UNICEF we ordered in November 2014 and we wanted a room with a window or a balcony, they told us its fully booked already, our friends booked in June and they had a room with a balcony and a window!. I went to put my daughter in the playroom and they told me only one person can come and play with her, so my big daughter couldn't go in to play with her.The staff some are okay and some are not...but most of them are unfriendly i'm not saying all of them there where few example when I wanted to order a coke I told her and the waiter kept on walking she pretended shes not listening to me, the rooms are very small...from all of the week the cruise arrived all of the ports most of the time where 12:00/1:00/2:00 p.m today he arrived at 6:00 a.m in Malta !! sorry but for me its useless day...anyway thanks but the first and the last on this cruise sorry for the bad english but I'm french and I tried anways.. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
I have gone on three cruises but this is for sure the worst of all. when goin out of the ship pictures are not taken unlike other ships. the food is terrible especially the buffet it would take u three whole turns to find a seat were to ... Read More
I have gone on three cruises but this is for sure the worst of all. when goin out of the ship pictures are not taken unlike other ships. the food is terrible especially the buffet it would take u three whole turns to find a seat were to stay and eat and by dat time the food would have become cold and in the main restaurant red velevet i was served almost raw meat. In public areas people could smoke. The sports bar barely showed any channels besides two games of the italian league only. The prices to buy drinks is very expensive and wen i went on board the ship and asked about the wifi the woman told me the wifi was expensive and very slow. The trips were stupid u would arrive in palma de majjorka at night and all the shops would be closed the time taken to go from sicily to malta was 14 hours the excurtions took longer to go to the place than spending the time there. The entertainment in the theatre was bad most of the time and the pools at the top were too small and crowded. I do not reccomend it at all... Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Took my whole family for a nice cruise on the MSC Fantasia and no regret at all. Excellent service on a beautiful ship with lots of activities all day round. Fantastic evening complimented with good talented actors at the theater. ... Read More
Took my whole family for a nice cruise on the MSC Fantasia and no regret at all. Excellent service on a beautiful ship with lots of activities all day round. Fantastic evening complimented with good talented actors at the theater. Excellent food all day round serve by respectful kind waiters with two exceptional waiters Angker Riana from Indonesia and Damion Hawthorne from Jamaica at the red velvet restaurant. This was my fifth cruise but first on MSC. Will never forget this unforgettable time. A very big well done to all the staff for making this holiday so memorable. Suggestion. Perhaps should stay longer in Malta for a more comfortable excursion. Negatives. Some passengers ignor rules and smoke every were, should be stopped by crew members, also noisy by laud talking and children running in the corridors, they should also be noted by crew members. Don't likes. Italian passengers pretend to have priority on other passengers. Should be more respectful. Overall. Would definitely go again. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
We ebarked from Malta. First impression of the ship is Wow very very nice. the staff is really helpful. One of the attendants came to help us with the hand luggage and showed us the cabin, then we took lunch at the Zanzibar cafeteria, Food ... Read More
We ebarked from Malta. First impression of the ship is Wow very very nice. the staff is really helpful. One of the attendants came to help us with the hand luggage and showed us the cabin, then we took lunch at the Zanzibar cafeteria, Food is excellent, not cold as others described. Service in restaurants is better than the buffets. Restaurants food is presented very well and again food is excellent, the only thing lacking is the buffet in the evening that needs a little more improvement since there is not a lot of choice. My husband said that pasta is not cooked well but is not the case it is that he does not like al dente pasta but i really like it. Also the ship offers different type of fish plates. Ncl did not offer as such. Perhaps the only thing that is a little bit better on Ncl is that in lunch buffet they serve more different items than the fantasia. But of course on the fantasia there is many choices as well. the one thing that bothered us is that italians misbehave alot.. they push in the lifts and at the buffets (sorry italians) Ports of call are nice. In rough seas the ship has minimal movement as the other ship Ncl gem had. the only thing that bothered me is the constant vibrations. but u want feel seasick. also the ice cream is not free all day like ncl, but it did not bother me because i was well informed of that. The coffee 24 hr we did not manage to take it every day because some times the zanzibar was closed. but not a problem since the buffet is almost open all day. we took a package of drinks that we used during meals and worked well. the gala night is specatular and also the buffet el magnifico. Shows we went only one because of the toodler and it was very good. Tv is very good as well since it shows italian programmes apart of ship info. We had a very magnificent week on the Fantasia and of course we will choose Msc Again. I am sorry of the review is this short but I am not good at doing the reviews!! Read Less
Sail Date September 2011
Let me start by saying that this was our first time on a cruise and will definitely not be the last. MSC Fantasia is fantastic in all aspects. The food is great - served basically 24hrs a day and always delicious. The ... Read More
Let me start by saying that this was our first time on a cruise and will definitely not be the last. MSC Fantasia is fantastic in all aspects. The food is great - served basically 24hrs a day and always delicious. The service is incomparable - All members of staff are amazing, especially the dining staff. We dined in Cerchio d'Oro, and were given a table by the window, which gives it extra points. But either way, the experience would have been great. A special thank you goes to the waiters who served us for a whole week - Suardana, Gede, Rene and Cristian :D The animation is also very enjoyable. It kept us active for a whole week, by the pool and with their shows in the evening. The evening shows in the theater are also astonishing and very professional and entertaining. Well done to all! Also, the rooms are very well equipped with all the essentials and much much more. Cabin Stewards are more than efficient, and all fresh towels and anything we needed were supplied to us within seconds. The only small things that give MSC Fantasia some negative points are that the pools are not big enough for the amount of passengers. Even though there are 3 pools, there is no space to swim comfortably. Also, the photos are very professional but VERY expensive, and they prefer to throw the printed shots away rather than selling them at a reduced price. However, many thanks to all of the staff for making this the most enjoyable holiday of our lives!! We will surely be back! Read Less
Sail Date August 2011
MSC Fantasia Ratings
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