A must: MSC Fantasia Cruise Review by beverly

MSC Fantasia 5
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A must

Sail Date: March 2012
Destination: Europe - Western Mediterranean
Embarkation: Barcelona
I just want you to know that YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY ANY TIPS. They tell you you have t pay 6 euros a day = 66 euros for 11 nights. We decided not to pay that and instead give our tips to who we wanted to. Don't be fooled into paying if you don't want to.
The ship is fabulous, You can't even imagine how big it is. The food great and lots to choose from.
The staff fantastic and very helpful
Downside. The German Italian and a mixture of other Europeans are the rudest people I ever come across, They push and shove you in the buffet area. They pile there plate up like they have not been fed for a month. then they don't eat it all and its wasted. They don't have any manners at all.
The entertainment is short only 45 minutes but good.
The excursions very expensive Don't buy. Its better to do your own thing. Example a bus trip to Rome cost 43 euros return if you book it on board. but you can take the train that's only 5 minutes from the port and it cost 9 euros return. More Worst Stop Morocco ( Casablanca) Its stinks and you would not want to eat there. The Arabs don't leave you alone trying to sell you a load or tat,
Ship very clean cabins nice, I would recommend MSC Fantasia to any one going cruising for the first time. Its a great experience, just watch out for what I put in this review. There are lots of negative reviews about the food being cold (not true) also staff being rude (not true) they go out there way to help you. The mixture of europeans are rude, if you can fend for yourself then you will be OK. Don't let that put you of.
Happy sailing. Less

Published 03/19/12
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