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MSC Preziosa Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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What a show - NOT

MSC Preziosa Cruise Review by RAP999

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2019
  • Destination: the Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Mainly chose this ship as the itinerary suited, no sea days and many islands to visit. its difficult to find something very good about this MSC cruise and unless they have a good rethink about the following would never go on MSC again. We have been on many cruises over the years.

The cabin was very clean although the shower area needs the sealant re-doing as its going black.

Food on board was poor in the Golden Lobster, often over cooked or tough meat, we had a main as starter and main meal as potions were so small and had to ask for extra potatoes, etc.

The buffet food was very much the same each day, difficult to find somewhere to sit, very busy post any excursions.

Entertainment on board was really bad, some of the singers around the bars seemed bored, apart from the thee female vocalist and violin players. One of the bands (Moonlight something) were so bad they could clear a bar quicker than last orders!!! The theater shows were a bit of a joke with the same acts each night to a different theme, and repeated again on the second week, so a bit thumbs down there.

The excursions were really sold up as the best thing to do, but apart from the swim with stingrays were over priced and pretty boring. Its best to do you own thing by getting a taxi with some others.

Sometimes the lifts were out due to embarking and disembarking passengers, so had to wait an age for a lift, complaints went over the staffs heads. MSC picks up passengers from the islands to fill cabins, this means life boat drills and no bars open.

The drinks packages mean that both wife and i would have to have the same package if in the same cabin, she does not drink alcohol and I only drink beer from any package, so we just used pay and go. They do need to sort this out, and fill a beer glass right up, as i got fed up asking them to fill it...

The room guy was nick named Mr Happy as he definitely wasn't and could not wait to end his contract, most staff where helpful but they looked tired and fed up.

We did fell like MSC did not cater for British, all deck entertainment was in other languages, English was an add-on...

Overall, we enjoyed visiting the different islands but not the ship and would not recommend to others.

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Balcony Stateroom

Clean but bathroom needs some maintenance.

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