My wife and I chose this cruise because it was part of a package that included four days in Austria, where my wife has dreamed of visiting all her life. The land tour was excellent.
We were very much looking forward to boarding the Seaside and had been following the Captain's Facebook postings prior to sailing. His enthusiasm was contagious. But the ship was not ready for sailing.
Our first apprehensions came when we boarded and had trouble finding our cabin. No one offered directions, and MSC personnel we asked didn't seem to have a clue. I finally discovered it, after making several wrong guesses. The carpet on the corridor approaching our cabin was unbelievably stained and dirty, as if the ship had been in service for a long time already, even though this was its first cruise.
Average, with bathroom—especially the shower—a bit too small.
Picked up some cough medicine for my wife. Had some delicious gelato.
Stayed on board
Stayed on board. sick.
Our bus pulled up to the ship and we got on the boat.