We choose (me & 6 friends) this cruise for the nice tour (Genua, Naples, Sicilië, Malta, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Marseille, Genua). And indeed the tour was nice....for cultur, sight-seeing, shopping....we did the excursions by us with a taxi that was cheaper than the excursions on board, those were very expensive ! For example : a shuttle bus from the ship to the heart of Marseille you must pay 11,96 euro /pp, we payed 10,65 euro for 4 persons in a taxi !!!!
The ship was NOT nice, the balcony cabin was small, sleep pillow of horrible quality, the food was bad and the taste of the food was so plain, if you went to the breakfast area half an hour before it closed you could find only left overs.....
the personnel was not friendly , chaotic, not skilled, only at the reception were competent personnel.....although everything was very clean and the cocktails were very good , we will never seal with MSC again.....
we took on our own the shuttle jet-stream to Capri, there are waiting open taxis who guide you through the Island, for 4 people we paid 20 euro each for 2 hours.
you can take a bus or taxi to Messina, the most important & elegant town
Very important !!!! Do NOT take the Hop on -Hop off bus !!!! Too many people, 100 meters of people before you get on the bus and because you are limited in time there is a chance that you can not get back in time to your ship !! We took a taxi and let us drive to the famoust things to see , costs = 18 euro pp
shuttle bus very expensive = 10 euro pp !! just take a taxi you pay 15 euro for 4 persons !!
we did not visit Genua
Shuttle bus 16 euro pp , taxi 23 euro for 4 pp, then you can take the hop-on/hop-off bus , very very very fantastic !!