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MSC Seaside Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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In love with Venchy chocolate

MSC Seaside Cruise Review by funcruiser1950

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2017
  • Destination: Transatlantic

Brand new ship built in Italy sailing to its home port in Miami. The Mediterranean ports were amazing, dining room food was outstanding, daily visits for gelato, coffee and chocolates were fun! Saw some real Italian Opera and other good shows.The cruise was a BARGAIN in capital letters. We had a 2 bedroom 2 bath suite with a gigantic balcony center front of the ship, got 3 free shore excursions, the classic drink package, and complimentary massage all for $120 per person per day.

We did have to put up with new ship problems, plumbing issues, under staffed guest services who gjve contradictory answers, some poorly trained crew members, technology glitches and many crew members with minimal English speaking skills. Food in the buffet is just average. The comedy club was not up and running. Formal wear requirements were optional and relaxed. The Seaside is a beautiful ship. Not sure what will happen in the American market. Have a feeling the menu may be different for the Caribbean cruises and if it ends up being similar to the Divina, it will be disappointing. Kids should like the water park and slides area.

I will wait until MSC opens theur private island and then try the Seasjde again.


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