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Not quite ready for prime time
"The Seaside is a beautiful ship. There are a lot of polished - and even upscale - touches that *should* make it an excellent experience. Somehow, these touches don't quite add up to a great week. It's hard to say..."Read More
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mack36

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

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The worst cruise I've been on.

Review for MSC Seaside to Caribbean - Eastern

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MadiL

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The ship is huge, beautiful and well decorated. We had an inside cabin, which was about the same size as on any cruise line, but there were only two very small drawers and we had to ask for Kleenex. There was no coffee cream and the "juice" as flavored water although you could get real juice from the bar waiters who circulate in the buffet area. The entertainment was mediocre although there were ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Average experience

Review for MSC Seaside to Caribbean - Eastern

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Lottie57

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Well first of all I want to say that the Coronavirus did not impact our cruise whatsoever. We didn't even know about the chaos at home until we disembarked from our cruise on March 14. We booked this "spring break" cruise with the intention of giving our two granddaughters a new experience. It was a new experience for them. My husband and I normally cruise on Royal Caribbean and this was our ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

3 Helpful Votes


Expected disappointment based on last trip--got what we expected

Review for MSC Seaside to Caribbean - Western

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victoria20177

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Last trip on MSC Divina we said, "never again". This was based on noisy, pushy crowed public spaces and on the awful food. This year on MSC Seaside we had a very good price point offer and felt we couldn't resist giving another chance. Nothing has changed. We found public spaces such as the elevators and all handrails to be dirty and smudged. The dining room floor was a mess. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Fantastica Outside Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


MSC Seaside Just Isn't My Cup of Tea

Review for MSC Seaside to Caribbean - Eastern

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Markanddonna

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We are experienced cruisers who have traveled many times to other continents, and the cruise on the Seaside was our third and fourth MSC cruise. This review is about two separately booked back to back cruises, but not much changed between the two weeks except the passenger composition and itinerary. We really like the Divina (a ten-day cruise in the Eastern Caribbean) and found the Grandiosa in ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom

87 Helpful Votes


An Honest Review

Review for MSC Seaside to Caribbean - Eastern

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Canuck Ripley

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 2nd time on the Seaside and our 4th cruise with MSC, but our 46th cruise since 2002. The ship is absolutely beautiful and clean. The hard working staff and crew were friendly as well as helpful and contributed to our enjoyment of this cruise while we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. We did not get off the ship for the ports since we have done so many times before. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom

83 Helpful Votes


Aurea cruise - stay away if food allergy

Review for MSC Seaside to Caribbean - Eastern

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Dalyons

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Just finished our week on Seaside Aurea experience. If you are looking for a good perks but still reasonable price than Aurea is a good choice. It gives you the chance to get away from the crowds in a few different ways. We loved the Top 19 area which is just for Aurea guests. Its calm, has a bar and hot tubs, and is a great escape area. Found it to be very relaxing and we spent alot of time in ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Aurea Balcony Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


Rude security officers, food poisoning and a lot of fun!

Review for MSC Seaside to Caribbean - Western

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ESLO

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

I wish I could rate it with 4 or even 4.5 stars because we really liked the ship itself and most people who work here. But as you know the first impressions are the most lasting. Our first impressions were the worst. My family faced very rudely and aggressive behavior from one of the security officers during the embarkation). My wife (who is not good in English) and my little daughter, were ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Relaxing 7 night western Caribbean cruise with diversity

Review for MSC Seaside to Caribbean - Western

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jolyn_in_Nebraska

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

I had heard about MSC from a rep that came to my work office and she was thrilled with the MSC line having gone on 4 cruises with them. I thought it was worth a shot. First off, I will say that ANY day on vacation, and especially being rocked to bed at night like a little baby just to wake up somewhere new you can explore is a reason to keep working and continuing to do this once a year! We ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


Good cruise with its ups and downs

Review for MSC Seaside to Caribbean - Eastern

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SfxWolf

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

The good... Food was good and servers were wonderful. Buffets had good food, highlights hamburgers and pizza. Bar drink service quick and easy. Shows and performers wonderful. Staff was pleasant to talk to and deal with. Housekeeping very friendly. Clean ship. Plenty to do at night. The so-so... Diesel smell in restaurant some days (we had an engine issue maybe was that?). Toilet issues 3 days. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Okay Cruise- not service oriented

Review for MSC Seaside to Caribbean - Western

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Aubreyloma

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Overall this is a decent cruise experience, we are not fancy people however when we compared some of the things we’ve experienced on other cruises ( Royal & Celebrity) there’s quite a few “luxury” or “extras” we have enjoyed previously especially when it comes to customer service and attention to details that were lacking on this ship and they were missed. If this is your first time cruising then ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


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