MSC Seashore Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for the Western Caribbean Cruise on MSC Seashore
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2024
Cabin: Deluxe Balcony

We chose this cruise to fill in a gap in our vacation schedule- being snowbirds from colder climates! The ship is beautiful, there are multiple seating areas, the standard cabin was spacious, although the bathroom space was tight. MSC does require you to bring your own distilled water for CPAP machine. Other cruise lines provide this.

The variety show was entertaining but the stage productions were of a very good high school performance (except the primary dance couple- AMAZING!) Our cabin steward was lovely and attentive. So- why the low rating? The food. We ate in the main dining room and buffet. The buffet is a cluster mess . Coffee stations have long lines as people wait to get their cappuccino, making access to standard coffee pot or hot water inaccessible. A little ergonomic design is called for. The noise level is deafening. We could not hold a conversation. There are some benches that are clearly designed to get you out fast as they were so uncomfortable. We learned to avoid them. The food selection in the buffet was lackluster at best. The main dining room (early seating) was worse. Food was so salty there were foods I could not eat. Ribs were inedible. Fish was over cooked and tasted bad. Main waiter was efficient but English was not a skill set. His assistant, however, was a rock star and remembered my wine order every night. Noise level here was also very loud, making conversation challenging. Lines for disembarkation were ridiculous for early walk off, so that an entire floor was blocked off and a crew member suggested my obviously disabled travel companion sit on the floor.

On embarkation, one suitcase was sent for additional screening. We had a note put on our cabin door telling us to go to customer service. They didn’t know what to do with the note, and I was sent to security. We went to the bowels of the ship, where, one by one, a long line of customers had to select our bag, watch it go through X-ray, open the bag, explain that the targeted item was a medical device, and leave with the bag. It took 45 minutes of wait time for a 90 second scan.

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Deluxe Balcony

Spacious. Very good space. Bed was not that comfortable, could use a pillow top. Bathroom was tiny. Closet was a little small.

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