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Europe MSC Fantasia Europe Cruise Reviews

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Good Travel On A Budget!
"MSC allows kids under 18 to travel free. It also offers military discounts as well as other discounts, just ask. We were 3 people, me- the mom, one daughter in college, and one daughter in high school. We went..."Read More
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Perfect Cruise

Review for MSC Fantasia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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marschaller
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

It was our 12th cruise and the 6th with MSC. We arrived to Genova by train and walked to the cruise terminal (around 10 minutes walk). 15 minutes later, we were in our Cabin. Even though the ship was full and most of the passengers embarked in Genova, later afternoon the terminal was almost empty - so everything was smooth and fast. Our cabin was clean and nice, well maintained and ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Good Travel On A Budget!

Review for MSC Fantasia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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PearlM
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

MSC allows kids under 18 to travel free. It also offers military discounts as well as other discounts, just ask. We were 3 people, me- the mom, one daughter in college, and one daughter in high school. We went in October when most schools are in session, and passengers their ages, especially the teenager, were few. Someone must have cancelled a vacation because we were able to pick up the ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Highlights of Western Mediterranean

Review for MSC Fantasia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Selion
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We were on MSC Fantasia in Oct 2019 for a 7-nights western Mediterranean cruise. This was our 5th cruise overall and 2nd on MSC. MSC Fantasia, by today's standards, is not a big ship. But make no mistake, it's still about 130,000 tons. I believe she's about 10 years-old now, but incredibly maintained. You have to be deliberately looking for rust to spot rust. The only 2 rust spots I saw: ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Slipping standards

Review for MSC Fantasia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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gordygord
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Previously used MSC about 7 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Treated with respect and pleasant dining all through the day. This cruise eas so different, majority of staff unsmiling and grudgingly helpful when unable to avoid assistance. Started badly with us (70 yrs of age) having to lug our luggage from the port entrance to our cabin, plenty of staff just watching pretending that they ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Bad Food, Poor Customer Service, and Sub-Standard Cleanliness

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Cruise Insights
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I sailed on the MSC ship, Fantasia, for a one-week cruise to the Mediterranean September 7-14, 2019. Here are our experiences: Our experience with the Food/Buffet/Dining Room: Our initial reaction to the buffet was that it lacked the WOW factor we had come to expect with other cruise lines in terms of food quality, quantity, and presentation. No ice sculptures, no food ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Fantastic Fantasia

Review for MSC Fantasia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Viccarol
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

After deciding that we would cruise this year for our summer holiday it became apparent that there were only two options and we went for MSC Fantasia based on the itinerary, dates and price (for the price of a balcony on NCL we got a suite on MSC - the space was really important as we were travelling with our 16 year old daughter). We flew to Majorca with Ryanair getting into Palma for lunch ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Suite

Traveled with children


Cross selling and Hidden costs

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paullee12
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

On the boat they are constantly trying to sell you addition services. For example, when we were dining someone came up to use trying to sell a steak plate for an additional 25 euro. This was insulting as we were dining in the restaurant. On check-out we had to contribute 70 Euro per person as a service charge (for what we do not know) and they automatically put in our contribution to Unicef. I ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


First Cruise, hopefully not the last

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bigalsail
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We live mainland Spain and wanted to escape our town's 10 days fiesta, so booked from Palma where we flew to, had 4 days there first. Left hotel 1pm on Monday 29 July, and were onboard by 2.30pm, great. Suitcases arrived soon afterwards. Took ages to find cabin though. Unpacked, spent the afternoon exploring and missed dinner so we ate in the buffet. It was OK, heaving, and found a nice ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Very Good

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FamilyHolidayMan
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We booked this as a last minute decision and before reading reviews on here, we may not have booked had we read reviews first but we found that MSC were excellent to deal with and had a wonderful time. Embarkation- is very efficient and as they have no set start port for the Cruise there are people embarking at every port of the Cruise meaning there is far fewer at each port in the ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Bad baggage handling, slow internet, slow response by cruise executives

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sahad
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Firs the positive, the embarkation was smooth. But the company lacks in communications with the guests. It has no processes to keep the guests engaged after they book the cruise. They live in an old world where communications with your customers was nil. But the most important point is they bring in your luggage in batches. So you will get some pieces first and for the rest you will have to ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


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