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MSC Sinfonia Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Great itinerary but MSC doesn’t pay attention to details

MSC Sinfonia Cruise Review by MagdalenaSz

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2019
  • Destination: the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Suite

We previously cruised on Costa, Carnival and Holland America as suite guests. We purchased a suite on MSC. This time there was no champagne in the cabin, no daily fresh fruit, no coffee and no hair conditioner. And no folded towel animals :-)

One of the mirrors was making a rattling noise in rough seas when the boat was rocking. Needless to say the noise was keeping us awake at night.

Cabin server did not pay attention to details. I had to call Guest services to have hand soap refilled, bath towels and bathroom floor rug delivered. He was not picking up drink glasses that we were bringing from a bar. There were times when the glasses were sitting on the table for two days.

Excursions were nice and most of the tour guides were very knowledgeable. We didn’t care for the tour guide in Marseille- Ola or Olga. Her English was not great and she was sometimes out of words. We were surprised she was not better prepared for the excursion. Her English vocabulary was poor.

Shows were excellent and I gave MSC a score of 10 for their entertainment. You will enjoy their evening shows!

Food - food presentation was 7-8 on the scale. Portions are really small. Breakfast and lunch for suite guests were the weakest areas. We had breakfast 4 times in a private restaurant but gave up after the 4th day because omelettes didn’t have the ingredients that we ordered and light Pepsi and orange juice were not delivered. So we started going to the buffets.

Spa - I had 2 massages and a facial. Bali massage was great but the hot stone not so much. There was no music for the first 20 minutes because the system was down. I sent the massage therapist to the front desk twice to ask about it because all I was listening to was the sound of the blinds hitting the window frame. Hot stones were getting cold and the technician was not removing them so I was cold. When I walked in, the room was cold. The technician told me she was cold. So how was I supposed to relax when my feet turned into icicles? The temperature should have been much higher. Facial - they don’t have the arm that releases steam and warms up skin. Basic setup.

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Rattling mirror in rough seas. Night standlamp had parts of it taped together with a black electrical tape.

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Marseille Tour

Tour guide's English wasn't great. She was oftentimes out of words. She should have looked them up in a dictionary before the excursion, not during. She was asking Russian guests for help with finding the right words in English.

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