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Worst cruise experience ever. Have cruised several times on a number of cruise lines and would not recommend MSC at all. Service was poor, food was lousy - same thing every day and not that good. Ship was full of international travellers so you had to hear all announcements in about 4 languages - even interrupted shows at night for announcements. Aurea - had some nice things to buying this package --- bigger balcony if you booked on deck 9. Separate sunbathing area on 19. Use of Spa - massage. Big draw back - bar on Deck 19 for Aureau was never opened.... Then when it said it would open at 1pm -- the bartenders told us no - they weren't opening til 1:30. Casino is small. Entertainment is ok -- Michael Jackson show was the best. Evening activities were lacking compared to other ships. Speciality restaurants -- one evening in one of the speciality restaurants there were officers from MSC eating in it, swearing (F you etc) and bad mouthing Americans.... Totally unprofessional. They should be fired. Will not cruise on MSC again.

MSC is NOT for me

MSC Seaside Cruise Review by Chicago19

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2020
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom
Worst cruise experience ever. Have cruised several times on a number of cruise lines and would not recommend MSC at all. Service was poor, food was lousy - same thing every day and not that good. Ship was full of international travellers so you had to hear all announcements in about 4 languages - even interrupted shows at night for announcements.

Aurea - had some nice things to buying this package --- bigger balcony if you booked on deck 9. Separate sunbathing area on 19. Use of Spa - massage. Big draw back - bar on Deck 19 for Aureau was never opened.... Then when it said it would open at 1pm -- the bartenders told us no - they weren't opening til 1:30.

Casino is small. Entertainment is ok -- Michael Jackson show was the best. Evening activities were lacking compared to other ships.

Speciality restaurants -- one evening in one of the speciality restaurants there were officers from MSC eating in it, swearing (F you etc) and bad mouthing Americans.... Totally unprofessional. They should be fired.

Will not cruise on MSC again.
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Aurea Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B3
cabin is ok - bathroom is smallest I have seen on a cruise ship.
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