A very beautiful and well designed ship. My fourteenth cruise, and first on MSC and would definitely do it again.
The ship is gigantic, but handles the throng of people quite well. I have been on other mega ships and although the difficulty getting near the pool at the end of the afternoon is typical, I could always find a chair somewhere, even if I had to do a lot of searching. Seven hot tubs I believe, and could usually find space in one - I wish they left at least one open later for a little tubbing under the stars. All the waterworks close quite early unfortunately.
My cabin was typically sized, but you could tell a lot of thought went into the design with some nice modern amenities, like a USB charge port in the bed lamp, both 110 and 220 plugs so an adapter is not needed, lots of under bed space to hide those suitcases, and a reasonable large (for a cabin) shower. NIce to include a foot bar to assist in the tiny space. Water temp needed regular adjusting depending on time of shower, but I could always get to hot water - unlike some ships during prime time. Embark and disembark easy and uncrowded. Customer service regularly reachable. Very nice that all the bars have espresso machines, instead of a single cafe as some ships. Ya you gotta pay but I like that was included in my drink package - being a caffine-o-holic.
Room similar size (very small ) to other cruises I have been on but very well planned
with 110, 220, usb, great lighting and under bed storage. Shower larger then most and
bathroom well planned. I liked being in the middle of decks so could walk down stairs to
dinner, or walk downstairs to room from pools. Middle elevator was perfect for my room.
Heard no noise, always slept like rock.
Never cruised to this country and it was outstanding. The people are great, the city Valletta is so impressive and reasonable. Definitely want to come to Malta on a future cruise.
Love this city. Party central, great food, open minded. Always come a day before and two days after cruise.