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We booked this cruise because we wanted to tour Venice and also see the Greek Isles. For an older ship, it was in really good shape. However, there were many things wrong with the operation of this cruise. Meals: The buffet was total CHAOS! There were not nearly enough tables for all the passengers. If you wanted a table you had to stand and wait for someone to finish their meal and then have to search for someone to come and clean the table. Breakfast didn't have any made to order omelets, no egg whites, pancakes in warmers that were ice cold and most of the other hot foods were cold. I requested skim or low fat milk and it took 25 minutes to fill my request. Isn't a cruise supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable? The waiters at dinner were very nice and tried to accommodate as best they could. The food, however, was somewhat of a joke. 3 Raviolis for the main course seems more like an appetizer. One of the casserole dishes was supposed to consist of shrimp? We needed a magnifying glass to find the shrimp. Who ever heard of charging for coffee or tea in the dining room after dinner? I am not referring to specialty coffee - just regular coffee. We requested anchovies for our Caesar salad which the waiter had to get permission from the head waiter. When relaxing on the pool deck, there were no servers taking drink orders. You had to wait on line at the bar for a drink. We have been on 25 cruises and have never complained about them. Unless MSC does some something to change their ways, we would definitely not cruise with them again.

Cruise from Venice to Greek Isles

MSC Musica Cruise Review by fun couple

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We booked this cruise because we wanted to tour Venice and also see the Greek Isles. For an older ship, it was in really good shape. However, there were many things wrong with the operation of this cruise.

Meals:

The buffet was total CHAOS! There were not nearly enough tables for all the passengers. If you wanted a table you had to stand and wait for someone to finish their meal and then have to search for someone to come and clean the table. Breakfast didn't have any made to order omelets, no egg whites, pancakes in warmers that were ice cold and most of the other hot foods were cold. I requested skim or low fat milk and it took 25 minutes to fill my request.

Isn't a cruise supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable?

The waiters at dinner were very nice and tried to accommodate as best they could.

The food, however, was somewhat of a joke. 3 Raviolis for the main course seems more like an appetizer. One of the casserole dishes was supposed to consist of shrimp? We needed a magnifying glass to find the shrimp. Who ever heard of charging for coffee or tea in the dining room after dinner? I am not referring to specialty coffee - just regular coffee. We requested anchovies for our Caesar salad which the waiter had to get permission from the head waiter.

When relaxing on the pool deck, there were no servers taking drink orders. You had to wait on line at the bar for a drink.

We have been on 25 cruises and have never complained about them. Unless MSC does some something to change their ways, we would definitely not cruise with them again.
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