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MSC Fantasia Review

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Mediterranean Cruise out of Barcelona: MSC Fantasia, September 2018

Review for MSC Fantasia to the Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite

Mediterranean Cruise Vacation ex Barcelona on MSC Fantasia.

We have previously sailed with Celebrity, RCL, and Norwegian in The Caribbean, Alaska and on the Pacific coast, and this was our first European cruise and first with MSC. We are a married couple from Chicago who traveled with two single friends and we had adjoining cabins. We chose the Yacht Club package due to the all-inclusive feel, the price and the itinerary. This was a port-intensive trip with just two mornings at sea. One thing new to us was the idea of people embarking and disembarking at different ports throughout the cruise: on almost every cruise I can think we’ve been, we’ve had a complete passenger turnover on Day 1 of the cruise: not on MSC.

Embarkation/ Boarding: Very smooth operation. Yacht Club personnel came to meet us (they must have seen the luggage tags) We were offered canapes and beverages while waiting for check-in. We were escorted in on the same line as everyone else, bypassing them as the butler led us on. No later than 20 minutes after boarding, we had our key cards and were given a tour of the Yacht Club enclave by our butler Germain who also thoroughly explained the workings of items in the cabin. The safety drill was an entire joke; no one was paying attention, least of all the Italians on board.

Cabin Review

Yacht Club Deluxe Suite

Cabin YC1

A large square cabin with an oversize balcony; very nice and just a step away from the Top Sail lounge. Even so it was exceptionally quiet and loved spending time on the balcony.

Port Reviews

Rome (Civitavecchia)

We took a rental car and drove to Odaleschi Castle on Lake Bracciano

La Spezia (Cinque Terre)

Took public ferry to Monterosso and train back to port. A cost-effective and lovely day out.

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