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MSC have beautiful ships, this was our second cruise with them and would not hesitate to book again. Check in was less that 15 minutes. MSC Seaside is huge, very modern, funky and stylish and like on any ship embarkation days and sea days are generally busy around the pool and buffet area, this ship was no exception. However on port days things were more settled as passengers come and go at their leisure. There was 2 huge buffets, the main one on deck 8 went all the way around the ship and the food choice is just exceptional and to a very high standard. MDR food was very good, lots of different choices, something for everyone. Pools are deep and sea water but good to lounge in, not really made for swimming lengths in and they do get crowded. children’s / Teen facilities are out of this world. The children’s swimming area is fantastic, with slides and climbing areas, it was always busy with kids having fun. Staff were attentive and smiley. Room steward was amazing. Shows, we saw 3, All were very good. Skywalker being the best and got booked very quickly, so make sure you book up as soon as you get on. We didn’t do any ship excursions we booked independtly online before the cruise and they were all very good. Elegant night most people made an effort and dressed up at least smart, but no one was frowned upon if they chose not to. There are other nationalities on board so be prepared for announcements to be made in multi languages. Cannot fault anything about this ship, food, staff or MSC. I Wouldn’t hesitate to book MSC again and MSC Seaside is just a big floating beautiful baby.

Amazing, fun and beautiful

MSC Seaside Cruise Review by Taaraz

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2019
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom
MSC have beautiful ships, this was our second cruise with them and would not hesitate to book again. Check in was less that 15 minutes. MSC Seaside is huge, very modern, funky and stylish and like on any ship embarkation days and sea days are generally busy around the pool and buffet area, this ship was no exception. However on port days things were more settled as passengers come and go at their leisure.

There was 2 huge buffets, the main one on deck 8 went all the way around the ship and the food choice is just exceptional and to a very high standard. MDR food was very good, lots of different choices, something for everyone.

Pools are deep and sea water but good to lounge in, not really made for swimming lengths in and they do get crowded. children’s / Teen facilities are out of this world. The children’s swimming area is fantastic, with slides and climbing areas, it was always busy with kids having fun.

Staff were attentive and smiley. Room steward was amazing.

Shows, we saw 3, All were very good. Skywalker being the best and got booked very quickly, so make sure you book up as soon as you get on.

We didn’t do any ship excursions we booked independtly online before the cruise and they were all very good.

Elegant night most people made an effort and dressed up at least smart, but no one was frowned upon if they chose not to.

There are other nationalities on board so be prepared for announcements to be made in multi languages.

Cannot fault anything about this ship, food, staff or MSC. I Wouldn’t hesitate to book MSC again and MSC Seaside is just a big floating beautiful baby.
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Cabin Review

Bella Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B1 10215
Cabin was nice and clean, a good size, we managed to unpack all our 3 cases and find homes for our clothes. A few more hangers in the cupboard wouldn’t go amiss. Bed very comfortable and slept well.
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