Service in restaurants is better than the buffets. Restaurants food is presented very well and again food is excellent, the only thing lacking is the buffet in the evening that needs a little more improvement since there is not a lot of choice.
My husband said that pasta is not cooked well but is not the case it is that he does not like al dente pasta but i really like it. Also the ship offers different type of fish plates. Ncl did not offer as such.
Perhaps the only thing that is a little bit better on Ncl is that in lunch buffet they serve more different items than the fantasia. But of course on the fantasia there is many choices as well.
the one thing that bothered us is that italians misbehave alot.. they push in the lifts and at the buffets (sorry italians)
Ports of call are nice.
In rough seas the ship has minimal movement as the other ship Ncl gem had. the only thing that bothered me is the constant vibrations. but u want feel seasick.
also the ice cream is not free all day like ncl, but it did not bother me because i was well informed of that. The coffee 24 hr we did not manage to take it every day because some times the zanzibar was closed. but not a problem since the buffet is almost open all day.
we took a package of drinks that we used during meals and worked well.
the gala night is specatular and also the buffet el magnifico.
Shows we went only one because of the toodler and it was very good.
Tv is very good as well since it shows italian programmes apart of ship info.
We had a very magnificent week on the Fantasia and of course we will choose Msc Again. I am sorry of the review is this short but I am not good at doing the reviews!!Read Less