Only booked this for the destination really and to try msc as we have never sailed with them before and after this experience we wont ever again ! Whilst the ship itself was lovely that's the only thing that could be said was good about it, The service was virtually none existence. All the staff ( with the exception of the cabin steward) looked totally miserable and as though they didnt want to be there and were so rude and ignorant. It was like it was in inconvenience for them with guests being there. They would let doors slam in your face and expected you to always move out of the way if you happened to be walking in the same pathway. We only ate in the restaurant the first night. £2.50 for a bottle of water and it was in a warm & in a blue plastic bottle. The food was so little that it would look lost on a saucer. 3 pieces of meat just larger than the size of a 50p piece and about 4 diced sized potatoes does not equate to a main meal. The food in the buffet was exactly the same everyday with what wasn't eaten at lunchtime still there in the evening. The shows if you could call them that were very similar each night with no change in the stage set and mostly acrobatic. There was no seating on the prom deck and most days they put chains on the doors saying it was closed due to high winds, but the sea was like a millpond. We have been on many cruises before and always enjoyed the evening entertainment and the formal nights but this is the first time ever that we never got to wear the tux & evening dress as it would have been wasted. Hardly anyone bothered and lots were still in their shorts. I could go on and on but I think you get the just of it !!!! on a plus note... Abu dhabi & Dubai were fantastic and so we will be looking to re visit there for a holiday in style
Good cabin in the centre of the ship. well looked after by the cabin steward.
We bought a day ticket with the BIG BUS which was well worth the money. It would be better value to have bought a 2 day ticket for the amount of the city it covered as we couldn't make all the stops in the one day. Unfortunately we were only in Dubai for the one day
again we bought a ticket for the BIG BUS which also took us to YAS island and over the FI track. A fantastic experience