MSC Seaside Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Adult vacation with friends

Review for the Bahamas Cruise on MSC Seaside
Cruising with VFW
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Nov 2023

We were on a adult only vacation with a large number of friends (250 ppl). This was my husband and I's first cruise in 10 years. Our last was with Carnival. The ship was much larger. The room except bathroom and balcony was larger. We had a great time since we had a large group and found friends everywhere we went. Con's were the staff, mostly they seemed unfriendly and unhappy. The pools, deep and not able to stand-wade in the water. You had to hold on to the side or tread water. The games and dance party could not be seen from the main pool as there was a look out spot between. No swim up bar and actually no drinking in the pool. If it were shallower, an adult only option and plastic only glasses with swim up bar would be amazing. The food wasn't bad but not great even the dinner restuarants. The wrist bands were a waste of money. You had to take them off or in some cases couldn't use, must use key card. Please provide lanyards. Entertainment didn't seem to have much available. The karoake bar looked like it could be fun but hard to get in and too small. Also the zip line was being used to move drink carts over the patrons in the pool, very scary. Gratuities were "included" but we were billed seperate on our cruise not within the initial payment. So tipping when tipping waiters although shouldn't have needed to but when we did we got drinks faster and better service.

We did have a great time and made the most out of it. The island was beautiful. It was hard to get drinks, long lines.

Water was beautiful.

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