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The ship and the price are the primary reason for choosing MSC. Embarkation was very smooth, we had the Aurea experience so there was priority boarding. We were on the ship before noon and went straight to the kiosk to link credit card to ship card. Then went to the spa to schedule our Aurea massages. Scheduled for the first sea day. Massages were awesome. We went to the thermal spa daily. Ship overall was very clean and we'll kept. The staff was very efficient and very friendly. Four of us had the Aurea experience and two had Bella so we spoke with the hostess at the restaurant and were able to all eat together in my choice dining. Meals were excellent. One of our party is allergic to garlic and they were amazingly accommodating and even had the chef prepare food for the next day without garlic. Our waiters Mark and Thomas were amazing remembered our likes and dislikes. The shows were excellent especially Starwalker, a must see. We tried the bowling, 5D ytheater, the waterslide and the Zipline. Enjoyed all. We only did one MSC excursions at Ocho Rios the transportation was very well organized for Mystic Mountain, it all became very confusing when we arrived at Dunn River falls. More a problem with the local guide than with MSC. At Cayman Islands if you want or need to get ashore quickly you need to get in line very early for tender tickets. Highlights were the pizza, cheeseburgers, gelato and Venti chocolate. The chocolate martini was extra but well worth it. A different show every night was great, reserving ahead of time and arriving early is recommended. 124 nation's were represented aboard which we found made the cruise very interesting. All of the staff spoke English and the officers all appeared to be fluent in multiple languages. The cruise critic meet and mingle was the cruise critic cocktail party and all ship officers were present, a picture was taken of everyone with the officers and delivered to our cabins. We recommend this ship and will definitely sail with MSC again.

Beautiful ship, great staff and entertainment.

MSC Seaside Cruise Review by davrick

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2019
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom
The ship and the price are the primary reason for choosing MSC. Embarkation was very smooth, we had the Aurea experience so there was priority boarding. We were on the ship before noon and went straight to the kiosk to link credit card to ship card. Then went to the spa to schedule our Aurea massages. Scheduled for the first sea day. Massages were awesome. We went to the thermal spa daily. Ship overall was very clean and we'll kept. The staff was very efficient and very friendly.

Four of us had the Aurea experience and two had Bella so we spoke with the hostess at the restaurant and were able to all eat together in my choice dining. Meals were excellent. One of our party is allergic to garlic and they were amazingly accommodating and even had the chef prepare food for the next day without garlic. Our waiters Mark and Thomas were amazing remembered our likes and dislikes.

The shows were excellent especially Starwalker, a must see. We tried the bowling, 5D ytheater, the waterslide and the Zipline. Enjoyed all.

We only did one MSC excursions at Ocho Rios the transportation was very well organized for Mystic Mountain, it all became very confusing when we arrived at Dunn River falls. More a problem with the local guide than with MSC.

At Cayman Islands if you want or need to get ashore quickly you need to get in line very early for tender tickets.

Highlights were the pizza, cheeseburgers, gelato and Venti chocolate. The chocolate martini was extra but well worth it. A different show every night was great, reserving ahead of time and arriving early is recommended.

124 nation's were represented aboard which we found made the cruise very interesting. All of the staff spoke English and the officers all appeared to be fluent in multiple languages.

The cruise critic meet and mingle was the cruise critic cocktail party and all ship officers were present, a picture was taken of everyone with the officers and delivered to our cabins.

We recommend this ship and will definitely sail with MSC again.
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Aurea Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B3 13034
The cabin was very neat and tastefully decorated. Storage was less than other cruise lines but we made it work.
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