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I was very disappointed in this cruise. The ship is huge, 14 decks and 4-5,000 people. As a result there was a constant state of noise and crowds. It was Easter week and there were many families. Children were up past when I went to bed. The good: very little feeling of movement on the ship Ports of call were desirable but also very crowded Balcony cabin was good size for two people though the industrial green was a poor color choice Cabin service was pretty good The shows are short, maybe 35 minutes and the singers and dancers are quite skilled. Good costumes. The bad: The shows were uneven. As the week progressed there were some very strange shows including a pole dancer and a number by a contortionist who looked like he was being tortured with electricity. The food was not good in either the dining room, which took forever and was very noisy, or the buffet, which had many of the same tasteless or overlooked dishes every day If you don’t like being overstimulated visually this ship will not make you happy. The casino feels like a funhouse and the central lobby features floor after floor of lit up stairs and mirrored surfaces. Combined with being knocked around by passengers who don’t seem to even notice( forget Excuse me) it felt like an assault on the senses. Embarkation was three hours of waiting in line Tour gatherings were very disorganized in a bar packed with heavy furniture you couldn’t get around Excursions had great tour guides but you were constantly rushing from place to place. It broke my heart to drive right through Nice and only see it from a bus window

Good if you like crowds and glitz

MSC Seaview Cruise Review by Lexingtoncyn

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I was very disappointed in this cruise. The ship is huge, 14 decks and 4-5,000 people. As a result there was a constant state of noise and crowds. It was Easter week and there were many families. Children were up past when I went to bed.

The good:

very little feeling of movement on the ship

Ports of call were desirable but also very crowded

Balcony cabin was good size for two people though the industrial green was a poor color choice

Cabin service was pretty good

The shows are short, maybe 35 minutes and the singers and dancers are quite skilled. Good costumes.

The bad:

The shows were uneven. As the week progressed there were some very strange shows including a pole dancer and a number by a contortionist who looked like he was being tortured with electricity.

The food was not good in either the dining room, which took forever and was very noisy, or the buffet, which had many of the same tasteless or overlooked dishes every day

If you don’t like being overstimulated visually this ship will not make you happy. The casino feels like a funhouse and the central lobby features floor after floor of lit up stairs and mirrored surfaces. Combined with being knocked around by passengers who don’t seem to even notice( forget Excuse me) it felt like an assault on the senses.

Embarkation was three hours of waiting in line

Tour gatherings were very disorganized in a bar packed with heavy furniture you couldn’t get around

Excursions had great tour guides but you were constantly rushing from place to place. It broke my heart to drive right through Nice and only see it from a bus window
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Cabin Review

Fantastica Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B2 11127
Good size
Ugly color
Hard bed
Good closet space
Tight shower
Great magnifying mirror
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