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My husband and I chose this cruise as it covered the Med, Suez, Petra and Ports in the Middle East. We arrived in Barcelona for check in which took 3 hours as there were so many people boarding and not enough staff to check us all in. The cabin was nice, double bed, sofa bed and balcony. The staff in the sit down restaurant were from Bali and all very nice people and very good at their job. The food offered at the restaurant was of acceptable standard, and the wine very nice. But then we get to the ship itself..... there was noise and loud music playing everywhere, no where to sit quiet and read a book....only on your own balcony. You cannot walk to the front of the ship as this is reserved for the Yacht Club only. The announcements were done in 6 or 7 languages and one announcement went on for 50 minuites in all of the languages!! The "organisation" of the excursions was somewhat chaotic....the Market place buffet was awful, not the food or the staff.....the mass of people all trying to grab food.....like, really!?!? The volume of thousands of people all talking made breakfast and lunch there AWFUL. The pool areas were just a mass of sunbeds crammed in, every bed touching the other, so you had to chose your area very carefully! We feel that all MSC have chosen to do, was to cram in as many paying passengers (Cattle) as possible on to this Ship...completely forgetting there are other aspects customers expect when cruising. The entertainment was hit and miss. Some good shows, but some a bit weak. Cirque du Soleil was very good. No, I will not be going on any MSC Cruise again!!!

Crammed in like cattle!

MSC Bellissima Cruise Review by DianeLizzy

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2019
  • Destination: Trans-Ocean
  • Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom
My husband and I chose this cruise as it covered the Med, Suez, Petra and Ports in the Middle East.

We arrived in Barcelona for check in which took 3 hours as there were so many people boarding and not enough staff to check us all in.

The cabin was nice, double bed, sofa bed and balcony.

The staff in the sit down restaurant were from Bali and all very nice people and very good at their job.

The food offered at the restaurant was of acceptable standard, and the wine very nice.

But then we get to the ship itself..... there was noise and loud music playing everywhere, no where to sit quiet and read a book....only on your own balcony. You cannot walk to the front of the ship as this is reserved for the Yacht Club only. The announcements were done in 6 or 7 languages and one announcement went on for 50 minuites in all of the languages!!

The "organisation" of the excursions was somewhat chaotic....the Market place buffet was awful, not the food or the staff.....the mass of people all trying to grab food.....like, really!?!?

The volume of thousands of people all talking made breakfast and lunch there AWFUL.

The pool areas were just a mass of sunbeds crammed in, every bed touching the other, so you had to chose your area very carefully!

We feel that all MSC have chosen to do, was to cram in as many paying passengers (Cattle) as possible on to this Ship...completely forgetting there are other aspects customers expect when cruising. The entertainment was hit and miss. Some good shows, but some a bit weak. Cirque du Soleil was very good.

No, I will not be going on any MSC Cruise again!!!
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Cabin Review

Fantastica Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B2
Very nice. Lovely room lad who came to service the room.
However.....there were no boxes of tissues provided anywhere on the ship ????????!!!!!!!!
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