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MSC Seaside Cruise Reviews

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MSC Seaside
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Excellent

339

Very Good

283

Average

174

Poor

177

Terrible

130

130 MSC Seaside Cruise Reviews


dianetravel.pulaski avatar

dianetravel.pulaski

1 Review Written

Horrible Experience

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DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY! MSC cruises are very inexpensive but no matter how low the price, you get even less than you pay for because there is poor food unfriendly staff, rude passengers and essentially no ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Jlwillerson

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever!

I really wanted to love this ship. The pictures of it are lovely and it is a beautiful, modern, new ship. That is where the positive things about this ship end. The layout of it is just horrible. The food is the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jealbert66

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Extremely Disappointed

We wanted to get away for a week and thought we would try MSC. This was the most disappointing cruise we have taken, and we've been on several. The ship is beautiful, modern and clean. Our balcony room was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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chermerz232

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Substandard cruise

The buffet is the only good thing about this ship except if you want to get a drink...You can make eye-contact with a waiter but then they turn and walk the other way. The dining room meals are mediocre. There are ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Funfamilytimes

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

The crew hates their jobs and they let you know.

We cruise often and this was the worse cruise we have ever been on. We purchased a drink package and not once during our cruise did someone offer us a drink without us going to the bar or waving someone down. We had ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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beverly.stadalsky

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

WORST CRUISE I HAVE EVER TAKEN

The actual ship itself was gorgeous. I was not impressed that there was no outer deck that you could walk completely around the ship as a walking track. The common areas were not kept clean. You would often walk ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Brian Weins

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

MSC NEVER AGAIN....The Carnival of Europe.

We choose this ship because it went to go to San Juan. Twice on two different cruise lines we had tried to go to San Juan but we were diverted both times due to poor weather. We also have seen MSC in many ports ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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fuzfoz

7 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

You don't want to do this

Like most people, I would like to be able to leave a 5 star review because that would mean I had a great cruise. Embarkation and disembarkation were a nightmare. Almost two hours each! Why? The positives were that ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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adam9961

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Americans most likely won't enjoy

I read all the reviews prior to booking, and I thought I would fit in with the "European culture" better than most Americans... Man was I wrong. What i found wrong with this boat is entirely in the service. Its ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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NOMOREBOATS12

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

My first cruising experience and terrible

We decided to go on a cruise to get away from our very stressful careers, needed to recharge and celebrate our wedding anniversary, as well as our friends birthdays and thanksgiving all in one. Upon arrival, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Elvisfrias

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise So far

Our cruise is not what we expected, From the start things we were just disappointed. At Check in we were told that there were no Handicap room and that the ship was completely booked. The Rep that treated us was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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VETWIFE27

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

RUN FAR AWAY

I was a last minute substitute to go with my sister who had booked with her husband. Work changes did not allow him to go. I am an experienced cruiser with close to 20 cruises under my belt on 7 different cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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fishfan56

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The worst customer service ever

It started off great. I was going to sail on the very ship I have admired for years from my balcony as a resident of Miami. The embarkation procedure was seamless. The cabin was very nice. The steward was very ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Deb-of-the-Sea

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Major safety problems.

choose the cruise for the itinerary. And I thought the European ambiance would be fun. Turns out this is not a cruiseline that caters to Americans. The service and demeanor of crew is not what Americans will ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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sucrepeaches

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Nightmare

Staff at reception were completely inept. We paid for our bill near the end of our trip using a prepaid Visa and the payment was taken, but for some reason it was not registering on MSC'S end. The reception kept ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Berendesh

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

MSC - NOT FOR ME!

My boyfriend and I were so excited to vacation on this beautiful ship, we spent a lot of time and money planning this vacation and the outcome was rather disappointing. POSITIVES: Awesome room attendant Filzon, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Shugmack

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Money grabbing

Arrived on the cruise ship got our rooms to find we dont have a glass a balcony that was advertised and promised by travel agent we had a big massive bit metal plate instead of glass the metal plate had a metal ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Christa1024

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worst Vacation of My Life

“That was the s————- s—- show I ever saw…” This is a quote I overheard from a fellow passenger on the MSC Seaside during our recent cruise vacation, and I couldn’t help but think… “That sums ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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IW OakTravel

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC SEASIDE - Not for me

New ship, great price point, included a drink package I've cruised Carnival, RCI, Princess - MSC Seaside was the worst for me. 100% horrible. I'm a travel agent. I took 125 people on MSC Seaside May 18, 2019. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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06330i

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

MSC= false advertising

My wife and I decided to try out msc after reading decent reviews about them online. This was my 10th cruise (past 9 on RCCL) and first one on msc. When we booked our trip in January of 2019 we paid extra for the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Krishiller25

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Stay far away from MSC if you've ever sailed on a competitor's cruise line

Embarkation was easy, you don't have to wait till your scheduled time to board the ship. It's easy linking a CC to your account via the little kiosks around guest relations. Service in the main dining room was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Jdorso

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise of my Life

Please do not waste your money, you will be very disappointed. The cruise ship itself is beautiful, but they are constantly charging extra for even the smallest things (Zipline, Gelato ice cream, a decent meal, ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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mathieush

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not up to the standards of other cruiselines (even cheaper ones like carnival)

Cruised on the MSC Seaside and it was the worst cruise I've been on (and I've travelled on Disney, Costa, Carnival, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Holland America). The seaside is a nice ship and the pool ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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KBoV

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

My friends and I wanted to try a new cruise line for my birthday. We decided to try MSC seaside since it had quite good overall reviews. But... The food was terrible. Even the buffet was terrible - and no ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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naplesnole77

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not a good ship for Americans

gpt it cheap so we went on the cruise... and unfortuneately you get what you pay for.. not a good experience...terrible, terrible, simply terrible!! it seemed like the crew did not like Americans or our ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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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