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This was our first cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I cannot understand why people on here say they experienced an unfriendly atmosphere and complain about the food/cleanliness and the staff. We experienced exactly the opposite. The staff were excellent and very friendly. The cabins were very clean and cabin staff so approacheable. Everywhere was impeccably clean and luxurious looking. There was a wide variety of food to suit all palettes and each food section was clearly labelled with type of food etc and even a large vegetarian section. The younger entertainments staff in their red tops were fantastic at getting people to join in and learn salsa steps and more on the Panoramic deck and in the Haven lounge. 'Feel the Magic in the Air' was the record which seemed to get everyone dancing and singing. The evening entertainment was a bit lacking with the duo (very enjoyable) and a solo singer taking it in turns to perform all evening. However, again the younger dance and excercise staff put on excellent evening shows a couple of times during the week. There were an abundance of sunbeds (and we did not see any collapse as has been claimed on this site). The decks were always clean and tidy as well as the pools and Jacuzzis. Our evening dining room Silver Dolphin was very good and our waiter was so polite, helpful and friendly. We did opt for the Special Restaurants package where you have 3 restaurants to eat at. The Asian Market was excellent (Lamb chops) but have to say that was the only one of the 3 we would recommend and we would not include this package in the future . As our travel agent told us that drinks were only supplied at breakfast, we also opted for the drinks package (362€ for the two of us) yet our Agent was wrong as drinks were available at breakfast, lunch and tea etc available up until 5am so we are quite annoyed with the Agent as we are not big alcohol drinkers. Beer etc., was very reasonably priced along with tea and coffee, so we probably only used a quarter to a half of our drink package. The ship itself was fabulous but we were not impressed with the ports as you have to either pay for an excursion or use a taxi to get into the towns (expensive). Messina in Sicily was the only port where you could disembark and you are in the busy area, lovely place. Embarking and disembarking in Barcelona was excellently dealt with. We would also like to thank the Captain who provided an unbelievably smooth cruise.

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MSC Seaview Cruise Review by ocraz

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This was our first cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I cannot understand why people on here say they experienced an unfriendly atmosphere and complain about the food/cleanliness and the staff. We experienced exactly the opposite. The staff were excellent and very friendly. The cabins were very clean and cabin staff so approacheable. Everywhere was impeccably clean and luxurious looking. There was a wide variety of food to suit all palettes and each food section was clearly labelled with type of food etc and even a large vegetarian section. The younger entertainments staff in their red tops were fantastic at getting people to join in and learn salsa steps and more on the Panoramic deck and in the Haven lounge. 'Feel the Magic in the Air' was the record which seemed to get everyone dancing and singing. The evening entertainment was a bit lacking with the duo (very enjoyable) and a solo singer taking it in turns to perform all evening. However, again the younger dance and excercise staff put on excellent evening shows a couple of times during the week. There were an abundance of sunbeds (and we did not see any collapse as has been claimed on this site). The decks were always clean and tidy as well as the pools and Jacuzzis. Our evening dining room Silver Dolphin was very good and our waiter was so polite, helpful and friendly. We did opt for the Special Restaurants package where you have 3 restaurants to eat at. The Asian Market was excellent (Lamb chops) but have to say that was the only one of the 3 we would recommend and we would not include this package in the future . As our travel agent told us that drinks were only supplied at breakfast, we also opted for the drinks package (362€ for the two of us) yet our Agent was wrong as drinks were available at breakfast, lunch and tea etc available up until 5am so we are quite annoyed with the Agent as we are not big alcohol drinkers. Beer etc., was very reasonably priced along with tea and coffee, so we probably only used a quarter to a half of our drink package.

The ship itself was fabulous but we were not impressed with the ports as you have to either pay for an excursion or use a taxi to get into the towns (expensive). Messina in Sicily was the only port where you could disembark and you are in the busy area, lovely place.

Embarking and disembarking in Barcelona was excellently dealt with. We would also like to thank the Captain who provided an unbelievably smooth cruise.
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The room was absolutely perfect. Clean, comfortable, quiet. Cabin staff very attentive. Shower room compact but lovely. Only one disappointment: the shower gel and shampoo provided leave a lot to be desired (do not smell nice) and no hair conditioner is supplied.
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