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MSC Musica Review

3.5 / 5.0
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MUSICA Xmas 2007

Review for MSC Musica to the Eastern Mediterranean
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Wilba
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2007
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Traveled with children

This was a Christmas Cruise experience of many facets. We were a party of 6 with many Cruises behind us, from 80+ to 20+ in total, so we've experienced many ships from Asia, Caribbean, Europe & USA. We took the package LHR to Milan Linate (our first mistake) & waited about 20 mins for the coaches to arrive. After loading we waited another 20 mins whilst they did 3 recounts to tally the pax list. The journey to Genoa takes about 2 hours & embarkation by MSC staff went smoothly & then the troubles began. We were herded into 1 double line, with no escape, just to have a Welcome Aboard Photo taken. We were then held in a large area to await entry through security. Eventually when the crowds had built up to a few hundred they announced ticket numbers 1 to 400 could go through, so people at the back were trying to get to the front & people at the front were reluctant to give up their prized position... Chaos.... It doesn't end there. On climbing the 3 layered gangway then had to wait at the top for an escort to our individual cabins, another farce as some of us have been on a cruise ship before!

So the Ship. Musica is a beautiful ship by any standards, be it 3* 4* or 5*. Modern elegance without being flash, gaudy or over glitzed. Launched in 2006 Musica still has that brand new gleam & shine both in the public rooms, deck areas, the cabins & bathrooms, which should satisfy most tastes.Disembarkation

Dining. Food in the Main DR is adequate & plentiful. That's about all I can say for it. If your expecting 5* food, then don't because your not paying a 5* price. Service in the DR was good efficient & cheerful & served at an acceptable pace for our liking. The Self Service Rest. on deck13 was a different story. The pax mainly consisted of Germans with a strong compliment of Italian thrown in. They hunt in packs for tables before getting food, leaving 1 person in charge whilst their cohorts push & barge their way along the food lines with complete oblivion to anyone standing in line. Hence the tables are not being used efficiently & people wandering around with plates of food getting cold.

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