The ship was old and dated but perfectly comfortable in the public lounges and cabin and the crew were lovely but that’s just about where the positives end. Unfortunately the food onboard was the worst I have experienced. This was our first time with MSC out of almost 20 cruises with various companies and we have never experienced such poor quality dining. There seemed to be a distinct lack of fresh food onboard - if you think budget range of a well known frozen uk food supermarket here on the coast then you’ll know it’s not exactly the “cruise quality” you would expect. Food was bland, tasteless and quite frankly often inedible in the main dining room. We never ate in the buffet- went once, couldn’t get a seat- absolutely frantic and the food choice on offer was poor. The pizza, chips, burgers and hot dogs seemed popular but it’s not for us.
The entertainment was repetitive consisting of several dance classes in various venues and a theatre show nightly with the same people doing similar things most nights. Daytime activities were extremely limited and consisted of those dance classes again or perfume and watch sales.
The Marseille shuttle bus was a complete sham from beginning to end - long queues and disorganised pick up arrangements….and it was not a free service. No port information provided in the cabin about where to go on arrival in port - where the town center was, how to get there …nothing!