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MSC Fantasia Cruise Review
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Grand voyage from Genoa to Guadeloupe

MSC Fantasia Cruise Review by Suzmar

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2017
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

I have sailed with this company on three previous occasions and have enjoyed them all. We booked accommodation in Genoa for three nights before cruise and although the weather was cold and showery we had a great time walking all over the city.

We arrived at the cruise terminal early but everything went smoothly and after waiting on a seat for 30 minutes we were able to board. Our cabin was ready but not our cruise card, but staff at boarding told us to give our cabin number to dining room staff and we would be able too add our drinks to our package.

We then went to the buffet four lunch it was very busy bit this was not a problem as there were staff at the buffet entrance who took you to a seat. Also there was a button on the table to summon a beverage waiter and they were very efficient. The food was hot and there was a good selection. During the whole cruise this was the only dining room we used it was a loot quieter than other ships I had been on also no Queues for food, this was all down to good layout. Also I was please to see when the place was busy it was not below the restaurant managers to help clear tables.

The entertainment was OK Some of the stage shows were good Somme not, bands in the bars were varied.

I have written this review because of so many negative reviews. I do not want to dress four dinner and be told what to wear, if we were going to the bars etc we changed out of shorts and into casual wear. If you want to dress up youy can but lots of people don't it is all up to you.

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Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom
Cabin I1 12073

We had an interior cabin in a back passage way it was of a slightly different layout too normal as it was square. It was cleaned daily to a high standard. We had one problem on the first day the floor was flooded as the shower cubicle was leaking. This was reported and fixed very quickly. We also go a phone call to check on a repair.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


We took the shuttle organized by the cruise into the centre of Valencia

Marseille Tour

We did not pay for this tour as it was included as an early booking gift. It worked out very well as the port is some way from the centre. There was a drive through the town with sites pointed out then a visit to the Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde on the hill before going back to the town and a visit to the magnificent Palais Longchamp.

We then spent the afternoon exploring the town on our own before catching the shuttle back to the boat. The shuttle was included in our excursion deal.

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City Tour

The bus took us up first of all the the church high on the hill with beautiful views over the town next was a cable car ride and on to the botanical gardens which we walked through then by bus into town to see embroidery. We then spent some time in the town on our own before returning too the boat

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We went to Mount Gay rum distillery waste of money the went to the beach bar with steak drums and lovely beach


Took a taxi excursion from the port four hours and very good cost 40 Euros each did a tour of the island and stopped at Depaz rum factory there was a lovely walk round the grounds then rum tasting for free.

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