price and destination was our choice for first time on a MSC cruise. Sometimes you get what you pay for and this was one of those times. We were able to transfer points from Carnival and go aboard as Gold members which we thought was a plus as well. This only got us a plate of fruit you could get at any buffet and a tote bag. There was a spa hour offer but it was for sauna and relax area only. If this had been our first cruise ever, maybe we would have been more impressed. But since we are avid cruisers it was a different story.
Ship was beautiful and well laid out. Lots of space and staff was friendly overall. Food was bland and basically the same everyday. Lots of pasta with different sauces. Food was usually warm and never hot at buffet. Dinner was good but same story here. No lobster, even though it was a 7 day cruise. Getting on and of ship took over 2 hours each. We were he 4th group to exit. Announcements were made in about 7 different languages, which were mostly ignored. Kept being told this was how Europeans cruise. Very laid back and boring with lots of drinking. Shows were filled with ballroom style dancing, slow music and man/women trying to sing American music with accents that made songs sound quite different. If you did not know the music, you would not know what was being sung. Tina Turner with an Italian accent is not the same!
Acrobats and aerialist were fabulous, they made the show worthwhile. When we saw there was only singing we chose to not go. Activities onboard were not interesting to us. Chair hogs claimed chairs several hours ahead and disappeared. No one moved towels even though it was evident that no one had been there for some time. Child was allowed to pee in shower area. Europeans are rude, at least the ones on this ship were. Cutting in line, talking during announcements, coming in late, loud, etc. Music played at pool area and elsewhere reminded us of riding in an elevator.
Beautiful and roomy. Was impressed by size and openness. Bathroom was good size as well.
Been here before but never so late. Got here at 4 stayed til 1 AM. Walked around town for a couple of hours. It was Sunday several places were closed. Did rainforest previous which is wonderful.
Did nothing here
Been here before, city tour is ok.
Walked around for couple hours, bought some shirts at straw market. Check out new Chinese Hotel, I think the name is Ba'hama.