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MSC Seaview Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Amazing ship but lacks personality

MSC Seaview Cruise Review by NicoleBan

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2018
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom

The ship itself is beautifully designed, with amazing detail in the furnishings. Everything was clean and shiny. The staff that we encountered was helpful, in particular our cabin steward, Jason. The pool areas were never crowded, and it never felt as if there were 5000+ passengers sharing the ship with us.

We traveled with my 10 year old daughter who loved the pools and the slides. The shows were great entertainment for all ages, with a very talented cast. The food in the buffet was good, although it got very crowded at times. We ate dinner in the Silver Dolphin about 4 times and the service and food was excellent.

Embarkation at Marseille was very smooth - we didn't have a very long wait at all. All cities were fairly accessible from the port, except for Barcelona and Marseille, where you have to get a bus/taxi/Uber into the city if you don't feel like walking for miles and miles! We did not do any MSC excursions, but rather chose to walk around and get the feel of each city, or do a hop on/hop off bus tour.

Our major complaint about the cruise was the lack of personality. I still have no idea what the Cruise Director's name is, as no-one was ever formally introduced (except for the Captain). They spent so much time on rattling off announcements in 6 or 7 different languages that they didn't actually have time to interact personally with the passengers. We were also disappointed by the lack of a more formal dance floor/area, and the dance teachers were not up to standard. There was also very little onboard entertainment, like fun games, quizzes, etc, even on the sea day.

Overall it was a fantastic adventure. We got to see places we have only ever dreamed of, and had a very comfortable cruise.

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Fantastica Inside Stateroom
Cabin I2 13175

Comfortable beds, excellent service form Jason, good bathroom facilities, no noise form the passage

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