The MSC Fantasia : MSC Fantasia Cruise Review by John mc goldrick

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John mc goldrick

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The MSC Fantasia

Sail Date: May 2012
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Barcelona
We joined our ship(The Fantasia)in Barcelona and the boarding went very smoothly,the ship is beautiful in all aspects and havent got a fault with it.The staff are very efficient and do what is required of them,Bar,wine waiters,restaraunt staff,cabin staff,and the ships crew are all very good at their jobs.The food is very good,we ate in the restaraunt 6nights,as for the night we didnt we were watching the air display that accompanied the Divina celebrations.The entetainment team were very busy looking after all from 8to80 years of age and kept all very happy.We attended the ships theatre on 3 occasions and thought the shows were very good if not over a little quickly but this may go to show we were enjoying ourselves.We visited all bars and the casino and were happy with all.

Our cabin was beautiful(upgraded to balcony)which was a lovely suprise,our porter was excellent and we wanted for nothing,he changed the towels at least twice in the day.The pool area was very good and More there was plenty of sun beds for all and the pool attendants kept the whole area very clean.The cleaning staff kept the ship immaculate at all times and were visible 24/7.We had the occasional drink and would advise on looking into the drinks package for future travellers as this may prove to be more econimical.

On the down side the food was not always pipeing hot,and as a reformed smoker there seemed not to be many restrictions on were you could smoke.On the overall Cruise i would say 9.5/10,we can all pick holes but we went to have an enjoyable holiday and not to pick holes and we had a super time. We are looking forward to the MUSICA out of Venice in late September,and another great Cruise...Roll On... Less

Published 06/07/12

Cabin review: 1111119

We had a balcony cabin and it was 1st class

Port and Shore Excursions

Walked off the ship straight onto a hop on hop off tour bus,not much walking involed all went well
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We spent about 3 hours walking around Palermo window shopping(Fridge magnets)and returned to the ship which is just a short walk away
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We walked to local emigration and onto the city via a taxi.The cost 40 euro return and we shared with 2 others,this included the driver collecting in 5 hours although we stay just 1.5 hours.We found the experience a little uneasy and i wouldnt be returning any time soon.

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