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went on this cruise as a family of 4 2 adults a 15year old and a 4 year old. Embarktion was quick and easy on within 20 minutes. Ship was stunning.Everything was new and sparkly, very modern. Our cabin was 10262 deck 10rightat the back with a metal railing. We found this location great very quiet and right next to the glas elevators which where always empty unlike elsewhere on the ship which could take a while. Dining was good buffet had great pizza and burgers aswell as the usual salads, breads, pasta. Think there could of been a bit better selection for people not wanting pasta and pizza every night maybe another meat dish. The main dining room was nice portions were quite small but service was quick although it seemed to be a problem if you wanted anything to drink other than beer or wine.They had to go to another bar for that and sometimes we had finished 2 courses before the drinks showed up.Food was nice enough but nothing particularly stood out as amazing. The only shows we seen were peter punk which was good my 4 year old really liked it because there was a dinosaur in it and michael jackson on the last evening which was amazing! All the staff we encountered over the week were lovely very friendly and helpful. We didnt find anyone rude or unhelful in the slightest. Our son only visited the kids club once which seemed ok the kids seemed to just play with the toys rather than have any activities arranged. Overall we had a fab time on this cruise and think for what we paid it was excellent value with good ports and we would definately sail with MSC again.

Great cruise!

MSC Seaside Cruise Review by Loopylou87

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom
went on this cruise as a family of 4 2 adults a 15year old and a 4 year old. Embarktion was quick and easy on within 20 minutes. Ship was stunning.Everything was new and sparkly, very modern. Our cabin was 10262 deck 10rightat the back with a metal railing. We found this location great very quiet and right next to the glas elevators which where always empty unlike elsewhere on the ship which could take a while.

Dining was good buffet had great pizza and burgers aswell as the usual salads, breads, pasta. Think there could of been a bit better selection for people not wanting pasta and pizza every night maybe another meat dish.

The main dining room was nice portions were quite small but service was quick although it seemed to be a problem if you wanted anything to drink other than beer or wine.They had to go to another bar for that and sometimes we had finished 2 courses before the drinks showed up.Food was nice enough but nothing particularly stood out as amazing.

The only shows we seen were peter punk which was good my 4 year old really liked it because there was a dinosaur in it and michael jackson on the last evening which was amazing!

All the staff we encountered over the week were lovely very friendly and helpful. We didnt find anyone rude or unhelful in the slightest.

Our son only visited the kids club once which seemed ok the kids seemed to just play with the toys rather than have any activities arranged.

Overall we had a fab time on this cruise and think for what we paid it was excellent value with good ports and we would definately sail with MSC again.
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Cabin Review

Bella Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B1 10262
cabin was lovely clean and modern. The balcony was ok size. Beds were comfortable and the sofa that converts to bunkbeds was a hit with the kids.The storage however was quite tight for 4 people we had to put clothes in suitcases and the 10 hangers and 2 drawers just wasnt enough.The location of our cabin was great although it had a metal railing on the balcony this wasnt an issue for us.We were right next to the glass elevators which we used most of the week.
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