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MSC Seaside Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1110 reviews
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First time on MSC - Great new ship

Review for MSC Seaside to the Eastern Caribbean
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GophersMN
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2019
Cabin: Bella Balcony Stateroom

Opted for this cruise based on itinerary and price. Had a balcony mid-ship. Most everything was as expected. Only downside was a service issue in dining room. We ordered cocktails and it took 30 minutes for them to deliver. Learned to get cocktails BEFORE entering dining room. One menu item said a pasta with sea scallops. I expected the scallops to be regular sized scallops(about as round as a quarter). Turned out they were small bay scallops, barely the size of a BB. Other than that, food was very good. Also didn't care much for how some lounges worked, where a wait staff would take your order, and then go behind bar to make your drink. Again, sometimes this got to be quite a wait. Took one MSC excursion. They do a good job getting you from ship to excursion and back again. No problems.

One port I was disappointed in was Nassau. There were 5 ships in port that day with over 18,000 tourists....way to crowded trying to move around.

Lots of activities on board especially on sea days. Not so much on port days. Great pool areas, water slides, zip lines, and a water park for kids that from what I saw, everyone was having a great time there. They also have a teen area that looked like it would be fun.

Cabin Review

Bella Balcony Stateroom

Cabin B1

Cabin was quite comfortable. Only things I could ask for would have been a couple more outlets. I have CPAP machine and had to ask for an extension cord which was quickly provided. We also brought a power strip which came in very handy. Highly recommended. Closet space was adequate. Could have used a little more drawer space. Bath/shower was very good.

Port Reviews

St. Thomas

Even tho' I didn't snorkel(Dr's orders), we had a great time. Especially with the stop at Honeymoon beach. Crew on the excursion was great.

Nassau

Tried to take an excursion booked thru DeltaSky Cruises. Was told to be at departure point at 1245 to meet guide. Got there, didn't see any guide. Finally guide showed up but by 1345 we still hadn't left. They said they were waiting on the catamaran. Went and told guide that this was unacceptable and got my paperwork back. Didn't go on snorkel trip and will be looking for a refund. I think part of the problem is that there were 5 ships(18,000+ people) in port. Poor planning.....

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