MSC - PASSENGERS OR FREIGHT: MSC Sinfonia Cruise Review by Terry

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Sail Date: October 2010
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: Genoa
Ode to MSC

If you like to travel and are thinking of a cruise

Consider all your options and be careful who you choose

Royal Caribbean and Princess are just fine

Celebrity and Carnival and P&O sublime

But if you want to spend your time in abject misery

The cruise for you, without a doubt, is one with MSC

Tea and coffee locked away before you've had a drink

A way to keep the profits up and penny pinch I think

I haven't quenched my thirst all day and now my throat is dry

I dare not buy the alcohol, the prices are too high

Hiked up costs at every turn, they never miss a chance

By working on the theory, you're a captive audience

Bingo in 5 languages, oh save me from this please

At least I learned to count to 10 in French and Japanese

Silly games throughout the day, described as entertainment

Whilst interesting activities, all required payment More

The shows in the main theatre, covered quite a range

From opera to weird burlesque, it all seemed rather strange!

Lifts filled to capacity, nose pressed against the door

So why is it the Germans find room for 7 more?

Hot food that is served up cold that's tasteless plain and bland

The rice I ordered for my lunch I'm sure was swapped with sand

No food ever goes to waste, it's saved to use once more

The fish I ate for dinner, I'd seen the day before

It's separated after use, and split into each group

And what is not presentable, will end up in the soup

If you're vegetarian, you'd better be aware

That pork and lamb and chicken, will turn up everywhere

Bacon in the Brussel sprouts - ham mixed with the cheese

Meatballs in the gravy and ground beef in the peas

Smoking rules were not enforced and frequently ignored

In every corner of the ship, passive smoke absorbed

If you are dissatisfied and feel the need to mention

Matters for improvement requiring attention

They'll smile and offer platitudes and promise to arrange it

You might have guessed that all along they're never going to change it!

They gave us each a feedback form which we all filled in

I'm sure it's just a waste of time and went straight in the bin!

The general experience was anything but great

So MSC clean up your act, or stick to shipping freight! Less

Published 12/10/10
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