We enjoy the repositioning cruises as gives one time to settle. However compared to previous Northbound cruises this cruise had minimal stops. Looking forward to the East Coast Northbound. The food both in the buffet and dining halls has deteriorated and very repetitive. Take breakfast in the dining hall as the choices are far better than the buffet offering. The shows and presentations have also been done at least 3 times before. Service in both dining halls and bar/entertainment areas excellent. Cabin steward not good, constantly had to request further toilet rolls, towels etc. Was the best embarkation and disembarkation of our 9 cruises so far, even though disembarkation in Venice is generally a nightmare! Rather get accommodation in Mestre or Tessera - much easier access and more reasonable. Good wine in the dining hall generally runs out after 2.5 weeks, so advise you order all your wine and put away early on during the cruise. We will continue to cruise on MSC as generally they offer good value for money.
No problem with the cabin except that it was directly below the Buffet and had trolleys, chairs and tables being shoved around until 2.30 am. Very noisy!