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Pros: Crew members - always friendly and helpful. Our room steward, Christian, went beyond normal. Some crew members gave us free drinks or moved us to the front of the line without us requesting the favors. Cleanliness of ship (with the exception of plates in the hallway for over a day) Cabin Entertainment (except as noted below) We met some very nice people (expecially at the Meet & Greet) Cruise Critic Meet & Greet was our first and an unexpected joy Balcony experience Things not outstanding: Food (both MDR and buffet) 360 degree tour of St. Maarten (about half of it was disappointing) Cons: Does not really cater to the American market Embarkation was my worst ever Disembarkation (self-disembarkation) was my worst ever Comedy improv show stunk; almost just left Some overseas passengers think nothing of cutting in front of you Some overseas passengers think nothing of bumping you around

Mixed feelings

MSC Seaside Cruise Review by calestultz

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom
Pros:

Crew members - always friendly and helpful. Our room steward, Christian, went beyond normal. Some crew members gave us free drinks or moved us to the front of the line without us requesting the favors.

Cleanliness of ship (with the exception of plates in the hallway for over a day)

Cabin

Entertainment (except as noted below)

We met some very nice people (expecially at the Meet & Greet)

Cruise Critic Meet & Greet was our first and an unexpected joy

Balcony experience

Things not outstanding:

Food (both MDR and buffet)

360 degree tour of St. Maarten (about half of it was disappointing)

Cons:

Does not really cater to the American market

Embarkation was my worst ever

Disembarkation (self-disembarkation) was my worst ever

Comedy improv show stunk; almost just left

Some overseas passengers think nothing of cutting in front of you

Some overseas passengers think nothing of bumping you around
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Fantastica Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B2 13096
Shower too small. Storage space was enough for us but very difficult to access because so close to bed. The couch is nice. Television stations are focused on foreign travelers with few English channels.
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