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I am in Nassau on the last cruise day, have sailed Celebrity Constellation, Norwegian Pride of America and Star, Carnival Pride and Ecstacy before this ship. I would compare it to somewhere between Norwegian and Celebrity for ship cleanliness and layout. Staff is exactly the same as any other cruise ship, kind servants. Every human can have a bad day, especially those who live in small bunk quarters serving unappreciative people. I go out of my way to thank them for serving away from their families to give me an opportunity to have a vacation. An international crowd in this line, and I love it. I came across zero rude people, understand they are comfortable in a crowd, and acted accordingly. They do not think that is rude. It's how they live in crowded Europe, Asia, Central and South America. Loved the international flavor. English is still there language of choice on the ship so no worries. Dining room food is average good, better than Carnival, as good as Norwegian, not as high quality as Celebrity. Specialty restaurants are not worth the extra, except the seafood choice. Excellent. They were better than the dining room, but choices are surprisingly limited with even more upcharges at specialties. There were very few times it felt like another 5,000 visitors and 1500 crew were on the ship because the ship is laid out well. Bar service is the same as any other ship. Buffets are the best I have had. Choice, quality, variety and location(s). The shows are the BEST AT SEA. A cast of 20+, incredible vocalists (all, not just 1 or 2), aerielists, acrobats, dancers. INCREDIBLE. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. True off Broadway and at times Broadway quality. 4 standing ovations, unheard of for a cruiseline. We were Fantastica Class, would consider Aurea, but Yacht Club is too stuffy for me. I would rate Celebrity 5*, MSC 4 1/2*, Norwegian 4*, and Carnival 3 3/4*. Will sail MSC again, and Seaside again.

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MSC Seaside Cruise Review by lukeskywatcher

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom
I am in Nassau on the last cruise day, have sailed Celebrity Constellation, Norwegian Pride of America and Star, Carnival Pride and Ecstacy before this ship. I would compare it to somewhere between Norwegian and Celebrity for ship cleanliness and layout. Staff is exactly the same as any other cruise ship, kind servants. Every human can have a bad day, especially those who live in small bunk quarters serving unappreciative people. I go out of my way to thank them for serving away from their families to give me an opportunity to have a vacation. An international crowd in this line, and I love it. I came across zero rude people, understand they are comfortable in a crowd, and acted accordingly. They do not think that is rude. It's how they live in crowded Europe, Asia, Central and South America. Loved the international flavor. English is still there language of choice on the ship so no worries. Dining room food is average good, better than Carnival, as good as Norwegian, not as high quality as Celebrity. Specialty restaurants are not worth the extra, except the seafood choice. Excellent. They were better than the dining room, but choices are surprisingly limited with even more upcharges at specialties. There were very few times it felt like another 5,000 visitors and 1500 crew were on the ship because the ship is laid out well. Bar service is the same as any other ship. Buffets are the best I have had. Choice, quality, variety and location(s). The shows are the BEST AT SEA. A cast of 20+, incredible vocalists (all, not just 1 or 2), aerielists, acrobats, dancers. INCREDIBLE. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. True off Broadway and at times Broadway quality. 4 standing ovations, unheard of for a cruiseline. We were Fantastica Class, would consider Aurea, but Yacht Club is too stuffy for me. I would rate Celebrity 5*, MSC 4 1/2*, Norwegian 4*, and Carnival 3 3/4*. Will sail MSC again, and Seaside again.
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Fantastica Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B2 14134
This was the only thing that want near perfect. Very clean, Steward was awesome, climate control great! Needs a little more storage and another set of outlets. Shower was a little small.
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