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MSC Splendida Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Good choice for winter

MSC Splendida Cruise Review by queen_V

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2019
  • Destination: the Middle East
  • Cabin Type: undefined

Last year I had two cruises with HAL and one with Celebrity. MSC reviews are very controversial and I did not immediately decide on booking. But as a result I liked this ship.

What I liked:

Thanks to the status match program, I received status Black based on my status from Celebrity.

Food in a paid restaurant. One trip there for free with the status of Black. Cooked delicious, decorated nicely.

Entertainment. Good staging of the show in the theater, beautiful costumes. Pleasant live music in the atrium and in bars. Entertainment is understandable to passengers speaking different languages.

Daily there were various games by the pool. For participation in the games gave prizes. It was interesting for both children and adults.

The company is interested in public from different countries. Information besides Italian dubbed in English, German, French and some others. The staff, having learned from which country the passenger, tried to say a few words in his language. Even in Chinese.

Embarkation and disembarkation were excellent, including the tender.

Reception Never seen a big queue. Maximum two or three people.

Buffet. Maybe it came successfully, but there were no queues for distributions.

Design. Nice colors, beautiful decoration of public areas.

Cabin. I had a fantasy category. The cabin is internal, but spacious enough. I liked the layout and color scheme.

What I did not like:

Pool area. Sun beds were very tight. Zone size is not sufficient. No soft lounges, like the companies Celebrity and HAL.

The area near the indoor pool. Next to him there were no sun beds, only tables with chairs. Sunbed could be found on the second floor, above the pool. But this is less convenient.

The range of food in the main restaurant and in the buffet is not very diverse, compared to HAL and Celebrity. But the cooking quality is good.

Value for money I think good.

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