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we chose this cruise for the itinerary; unfortunately some of the islands were damaged by hurricanes and MSC dropped them from the stops. However, they jumped the gun cancelling St Maarten since LOTS of ships have been going there since Nov. or Dec. MSC then gave us a day at sea when we paid for ports every day and ALSO, put stop in at Dominican Republic....that was awful and certainly not comparable to the ports we missed---St Maarten, Tortola and Dominica. The majority of passengers on board were rude, pushy, loud, obnoxious, inconsiderate had no supervision for the children they brought. Trying to get off a packed elevator was impossible, because these people would try to push onto the elevator before we could exit. the ships elevator system was not programmed well, leaving returning passengers stranded on deck 4 for 20 minutes or more. The entire ship seemed mostly disorganized I would not sail with MSC again on any cruise The British and Americans know what lines are for and queue up properly--the French and others push around and butt into the front of the line even when told to get in line like the rest of us. There was no "experience" of sitting with and meeting other people at dinner for Anytime Dining. You were never asked if you wanted to share a table and when we suggested it, we were told, probably not---"these people prefer to keep to themselves". teenage children were obnoxious and RUDE. we could not plan our days because we did not know until AFTER DINNER when our excursions left the next day---all other cruise lines we have used give you the times when you book them or at least the 1st day you are on the ship

Caribbean cruise from hell

MSC Fantasia Cruise Review by purplegolfchic

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom – Aurea
we chose this cruise for the itinerary; unfortunately some of the islands were damaged by hurricanes and MSC dropped them from the stops. However, they jumped the gun cancelling St Maarten since LOTS of ships have been going there since Nov. or Dec. MSC then gave us a day at sea when we paid for ports every day and ALSO, put stop in at Dominican Republic....that was awful and certainly not comparable to the ports we missed---St Maarten, Tortola and Dominica.

The majority of passengers on board were rude, pushy, loud, obnoxious, inconsiderate had no supervision for the children they brought. Trying to get off a packed elevator was impossible, because these people would try to push onto the elevator before we could exit.

the ships elevator system was not programmed well, leaving returning passengers stranded on deck 4 for 20 minutes or more.

The entire ship seemed mostly disorganized

I would not sail with MSC again on any cruise

The British and Americans know what lines are for and queue up properly--the French and others push around and butt into the front of the line even when told to get in line like the rest of us.

There was no "experience" of sitting with and meeting other people at dinner for Anytime Dining. You were never asked if you wanted to share a table and when we suggested it, we were told, probably not---"these people prefer to keep to themselves".

teenage children were obnoxious and RUDE.

we could not plan our days because we did not know until AFTER DINNER when our excursions left the next day---all other cruise lines we have used give you the times when you book them or at least the 1st day you are on the ship
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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom – Aurea
Cabin B3 12024
smallish, poorly designed, not enough storage --drawers very small. Bed was comfortable; balcony was barely big enough for 2 people
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