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MSC Seaside Review

4.5 / 5.0
1,267 reviews

Choppy design, not prepared for maiden voyage

Review for Transatlantic Cruise on MSC Seaside
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Nov 2017

I looked forward to the maiden voyage on a new ship and we love the transatlantic itinerary, MSC handled the change in starting point from Venice to Trieste very well. The crew did not seem adequately familiar with the ship and we went thru 4 different waiters in four days in the dining room. The cabin was tiny for a "mini suite" and there was very limited storage space. The pool and water slide and zip line will be great for families with young kids but there was almost no shaded outdoor seating available nor was there anywhere that a continuous loop could be walked without passing into and out of the ship several times. The dining preparation was disappointing (fish not tasting fresh, beef being tough, etc) and took a long time to be served. The pizza in the buffet was a highlight. Tried two of the specialty restaurants found one decent, the other not so much. Made a reservation for 8 only to be told, on arrival, that they only had seating for 6!!

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