Overall, it was a good cruise. Main reason we chose it was because of the port destinations. All destinations were good and worth calling to. Good choice of excursions also, if quite expensive to do some of the cruiseline-excursions.
With regards to the ship, it was quite nice, with good outdoor pool area. All areas were very well kept, and very clean.
Staff were friendly and always smiling. The only exception is the Guest Services-Reception staff who are quite bad and fail to resolve some very simple issues. Always a large queue to speak to them which doesn't help your frustration.
Cabin was reasonably spacious, can't complain. There was just the two of us in it so it was fine. Having a balcony is always worth it. Cabin was always clean as well, staff were excellent
Brindisi itself is not worth calling to, but the excursions take you to other locations such as Lecce, Alberobello and so on, and these are worth going to. We chose Alberobello and it's Trulli's. These are cool to see. Alberobello is approximately 1 hour journey from Brindisi with little to be seeing on the way but the destination is worth the wait.
Stayed in Venice for two days after the cruise. Lovely city, would definitely recommend a 2 or 3 day stay here, lots to see and do. The city is very easy to get around contrary to what you might think. Very clean and very safe. I felt very safe walking around the narrow lanes of the city even at 1am at night. I would not even do this in many towns/cities in my own country and mine would be considered safe. Venice is just full of friendly locals and tourists . I would recommend this place to everyone.
Lovely island with lots of quaint towns. It's excellently what you think about when you think of Greece; white-washed houses with blue domed roofs, and outstanding views all around. We took the local bus to Oia for just €1.90 one-way. If I had booked the excursion with MSC, they would have charged me €65 for the same thing!! Oia is beautiful, well worth visiting.
Nice town. A good few things to see and do. The town itself had quite a lot of rubbish lying around in a lot of areas which smelled quite bad in the summer heat. Other than that, it's a good town and worth visiting.
Outstanding location and scenery. One of the nicest looking areas I've seen. The mountainous background to the small inlet looked amazing. We didn't book an excursion but got on the local hop-on hop-off bus which is just €19 and definitely worth it. It does a coastal tour followed by a city walking tour. Coastal tour was nice and the buses go every 30 minutes, but the walking tour only happens once at 11:30am which was a bit late for us as we had to be back on the boat at 12:30. If they were every 30mins like the buses that would have been ideal. The town itself is amazing, very old and walled city which was fantastic to witness.