Nice ship, but bad food: MSC Fantasia Cruise Review by Lakalyr

MSC Fantasia 3
Member Since 2012

Overall Member Rating

Nice ship, but bad food

Sail Date: July 2012
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Barcelona
We are living in Norway, and this is our 4th cruice. We arrived in Barcelona day before cruice start, and left for airport by taxi immediatedly after disembarkation.
We stayed one night at a hotel in Barcelona center.

MSC Fantasia is an huge ship, and we were impressed by the fact that everyting were so clean. Evacuation drill went smoothly and well organized. We felt safe onboard, and registrated that lifeboats were tested once during the cruice.

We did not join special activities.

Crew were friendly and serviceminded.

Port/excursions: We got ticket for bus transport to town, and did not join organized excursions.

Stateroom: We recommend cabin with balcony. Our cabin was clean and tidy.

Dining: We were seated at the same table as a two swedish couples and one norwegian couple, non of us did like the food. Food was not good in main resurants. Honestly speaking the main restaurants were caotic, we had to More wait a long time for each course, and food was luke warm or cold and tasted like nothing. Seafood was disgusting. We skipped main restaurant once and entered the Tex Mex restaurant for an excellent dinner. Comparing with food experience onboard NCL Norwegian Jewel, the Fantasia food was very bad.

Entertainment: We watched the evening shows, but shows were meant more for italian people than us.

Embarcation and disembarkation went very smoothly. Less

Published 12/31/12

Cabin review: 111148

Cabin was comfortable, clean and plenty of space for two adults. We love cabin with balcony,- balcony is a "must".

Port and Shore Excursions

Barcelona is port of embarking and disembarking. Arrived day before. Taxi from airport to town center. Nice and friendly town. Taxi from hotel to dock. Embarking went smoothly.
Read 1752 Barcelona Reviews

City Tour

Long que for bus, none to correct the que. Waited almost one hour for City tour by bus. City tour was interesting with stops for photo. We left the bus to wisit aquarium, but there were too many people waiting for access, so we walke to see the old ship.


Bus transport from dock to city center. Marceille was very hot, dirty and dusty.

Walked in the dusty and hot town center. Ordered real pizza for lunch, excellent.
Read 1173 Naples Reviews

Walked in town center. Aggressive sellers and horse taxies, lots of horse shit in streets, whole town smelled horse.
Read 217 Palermo Reviews

Visited senter at queyside. Very hot inside shops.

Compare Prices on MSC Fantasia Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruises

Read more MSC Fantasia cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic’s MSC Fantasia Review >>

Compare Prices on MSC Fantasia Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruises

Member Since 2012
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Skip X

See MSC Fantasia deals up to 82% off:

October Deals
MSC Fantasia 57% Loved It

11 Night Mediterranean Cruise
See all MSC Fantasia Deals >>