This was just an OK cruise. First cruise on MSC. The price was fantastic, which was the primary reason we signed up. We didn't book until early December for a January cruise and they were offering huge deals to fill the boat.
Embarkation was a nightmare. We waited almost 2 hours to get signed in and on the boat. The boat was also at a different dock than it was supposed to be. It was at Dock D versus Dock F but we came back to Dock F (and car was near Dock D). Big line to go thru security and big lines to get to the check-in desk. Luggage didn't show up until after 8PM. We had to go to dinner in our shorts and t-shirts.
As mentioned by many other cruisers, the boat is dated and furniture is worn and not so clean looking. Sundecks were crowded and too many people saving chairs and not using them for hours.
Great location on ship and good view. Quiet. A little smaller than other cruises. Limited drawer space. Tiny TV. Limited channels. Dirty and salt covered balcony. Dated and worn furniture. Good pillows, not good mattress. Looked like a piece of plywood as the boxspring.
Beautiful and will be very nice once it matures.