We chose MSC for a special birthday for my husband, also taking along as a surprise our grown up children & their partners on our 10th & there 1st cruise. We were all very excited and hoping for a truely lovely special cruise with us all together. How wrong we were. It was a great disappointment. I can honestly say that our children were put of cruising completely. Staff didnt make sm talk or engage in conversation at all. (with a few exceptions) this we found very unusual & strange. In a lot of cases staff just ignored you or were dam right rude.
We had a cabins on deck 12, 11 & 8. 2 with balconies & 1 inside, all on fantastica & drinks package. Rooms clean & a standard size for cruises. the bathroom had a decent size shower & plenty of storage.
The ship is beautifull, stunning staircase, clean & very large (not enough staff for size) Staff do not smile or friendly. I can count on one hand those that were the exception. I would personally like to thank them for all the hard work they do. There are plenty of bars, however at busy times & sea days dont expect to be served. Not once in a week in the buffet were we asked if we would like a drink.
love malta, friendly people, easy to reach on foot and get around
expensive ship transport in to town aprox 6 miles, local buses parked right next to msc ones.
very expensive. walk out of port following green line. local buses into town, less than 2euro each way.
walked into town. lots work being done near port. easy to get around