We chose this cruise based on its destinations. We had been to most of the islands in the Caribbean. Boarding at Port de France Martinique, we had to carry our carry-on luggage up a narrow ladder-like stairs to the second or third level of the ship - no easy ramps to the lowest level of the ship - and we are 67 years old. No free iced tea on board at any time (even at dinner) - that was a first time among our 15 cruises. Iced tea cost around $4 US if you include the automatic tip. Unless you upgraded to a higher package, you had to pay for water at dinner time. Alcoholic drinks were more expensive than most cruise lines. Service at the service desk was poor. Room service was very good. Meals were from fair to good.
Not one special meal - not even on formal nights. The ship was very attractive and very long. Ship was extremely smooth, even with choppy seas. No outdoor movies, only two channels with English on the TV, no mini golf, no free movie theater, only 2 English books in the whole library (maybe 50 books), all spas were set to 98 degrees, no rock climbing or any of the other amenities one might expect, but it did have one huge water slide in the pool area. All theatre shows at night were song and dance. We will never cruise with MSC again.