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MSC Seaside Cruise Reviews

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177

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177 MSC Seaside Cruise Reviews


erickg2004 avatar

erickg2004

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not a real cruise!

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Just got off the MSC Seaside. We did 2 weeks (back to back) And here is my honest opinion. If you don't like what I I write so be it. First we are a french canadian couple in our mid 40's and we have ...
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Sail Date February 2020


faddymaher avatar

faddymaher

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Disapointed !

We had used MSC for our 10 year anniversary in the Mediterranean and I admit that it had been perfect on all points; staff, stopovers, shows, entertainment, quality of food served in the restaurants. We were ...
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Sail Date February 2020


peregrine64 avatar

peregrine64

1 Review Written

Beautiful ship, minus the service inefficiency and rude, pushy passengers

We chose this cruise because it seemed at the time to be the best deal of the season in respect to price, available packages, itinerary, and our own criteria. We were a group of 10 people in 4 cabins. 2 reserved ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Chicago19 avatar

Chicago19

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

MSC is NOT for me

Worst cruise experience ever. Have cruised several times on a number of cruise lines and would not recommend MSC at all. Service was poor, food was lousy - same thing every day and not that good. Ship was full ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Easygoing59 avatar

Easygoing59

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First and last

Took MSC Seaside out of Miami, to SAN Juan, St Thomas, Nassau and Ocean Cay. The cruise was comparable to a Western. The Good , The Bad and the Ugly. The Good, a big new clean ship. Cabins were clean and ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Cruznlegend

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nickled and dimed

We chose this cruise because it fit our schedule, was cheap, and was about a month since their private island, Ocean Cay, was opened. But we never got to see it. The onboard activities were plentiful, but ...
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Sail Date December 2019


jaystone30 avatar

jaystone30

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst Customer Service Experience, Christmas Cruise

I would like to state that for the most part, the staff on the ship was very professional and very courteous. It only takes a couple to make the trip a negative experience and below is my review. We recently ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Gmc134 avatar

Gmc134

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Boring and expensive

We liked the said date as it coincided with my time off work. The price was okay too. The extras like the drink packages and special places to be on the ship were charged at an exorbitant rate. You cannot ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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seadog33074

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Below average experience, there are better options out there for Americans

I should start off by saying that I've been on most of the major American cruise chains out there that sail out of Miami (Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Celebrity) on multiple sailings but this is my first ...
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Sail Date December 2019


DiegoG avatar

DiegoG

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

EVERYTHING IS NOT INCLUDED; LOTS OF HIDDEN COSTS

The MSC Seaside is an average cruise. Not horrible, not amazing. I’ll resume my experience in pros and cons: Pros: - It has toboganes de agua, they are very fun and free. - The buffet food is good, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Ansky avatar

Ansky

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not worth the money

Friends cruise. The only decent pool bar was in the smoking section. Blah. We had breakfast in the morning and it was cold. We had the 8:15 seating in the dining room. The food was not very good and usually ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Christee22 avatar

Christee22

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

2nd MSC Cruise

I went on the seaside previously and it was much better than it is now. The previous review I read pretty much summarized it... CONS -ports of call times were poorly thought out and not conducive to actually ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Chapchips avatar

Chapchips

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Poor level of customer service

Cruising from Miami on the MSC Seaside was going to be something new for us, we have only done RCC before now. The ship is beautiful inside and out, lots of sparkle and very glitzy. Although getting around took some ...
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Sail Date September 2019


CaliRubio avatar

CaliRubio

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not so great!

I have sailed with several American cruise lines and was interested in trying MSC. Let’s just say that I should have listened to the reviews of other Americans who similarly had cruised other lines and warned ...
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Sail Date September 2019


jamrag avatar

jamrag

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A Long Way To Go

This is our 3rd cruise on MSC. First one was on the Divina and the last two on the Seaside. The ships are beautiful and children’s prices make it affordable. From that point on everything else goes downhill. I ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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tjb30i

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

More cons than pros

Here is the good and bad. Unfortunately more bad than good. As a note I am comparing this to numerous ships at similar price points such as Norweigan and Carnival. The good: - Beautiful on the inside. Atrium ...
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Sail Date July 2019


ablack1098 avatar

ablack1098

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not What I expected

Stateroom: Our stateroom was spacious and clean. The beds are super comfy. This was the best part of our trip. Food/Dining: Terrible! The food in the dining room was not very appealing. Most nights they had ...
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Sail Date June 2019


Grant Reading avatar

Grant Reading

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very poor cruise

We have cruise in the past on various lines and this rates against TUI. RCI offer a very good service with friendly and happy staff. MSC offer a bad service on a big ship From the time of boarding to the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


qween158 avatar

qween158

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Not worth the money

This is my ninth cruise and this was the worst one I have been on. The good parts of it was loading and unloading passengers it was quick and easy. However, Lets start with the ship, when the ship started moving ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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pkilgore1

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

This ship is like putting lipstick on a pig, It may be pretty so see my comments

We went with family/friends. The ship is beautiful but is run very poorly. My room was dirty and I always bring Lysol wipes with me so I cleaned it myself. We saw the guy maybe 4 times and he was nice but not ...
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Sail Date June 2019


Blueyonder99 avatar

Blueyonder99

1 Review Written

Disappointing

We chose this cruise to experience new ports alongside being able to do back to back 14 nights. Our aim was to have a lovely, romantic escape. We upgraded to the Aurea experience especially so that we could escape ...
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Sail Date April 2019


S Scotto avatar

S Scotto

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not very good

I was offered a deal for this trip which included alcohol and some beverages. The price was not to bad. With that said, here are the bullet points. I will list the bad first so we can end this on a good note for ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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barbarossa_hoosier

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Didn't Live Up To Expectations

NOTE: Itinerary is 7-Night Eastern Caribbean, NOT 14-Night Western Caribbean Overall/Summary The following is my review of our cruise on the MSC Seaside, Eastern Caribbean itinerary departing from Miami, FL, ...
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Sail Date November 2018


ke1105 avatar

ke1105

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Low staffing, crowded, food mediocre

Went with 30+ neighbors. Everyone was saying they should have had 500 less people and 500 more staff positions. First day was a nightmare. Door key wouldn't work; was told to go to guest services. Since it was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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edwinfirefox

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Impressions = Last Impressions

MSC- Money Sucking Cruise When my friends invited me on a 8 night 7 day cruise (this being my first time ever going,) I was highly estatic and filled with excitement at the possibilities of seeing sights and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


MSC Seaside Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.53.9
Dining4.53.4
Entertainment4.53.9
Public Rooms4.53.9
Fitness Recreation5.03.8
Family5.03.9
Enrichment3.53.4
Service4.03.6
Value For Money4.03.6
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