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MSC Seaside Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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MSC Seaside Cruise Review by junnipper

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2020
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom

We chose this ship because of the price and itinerary.

Embarkation and disembark went well. For disembark we met in the theater, sat with our color assignment and we're escorted directly along to our luggage and transfer shuttle.

We booked an inside cabin and found it quite spacious compared to other ships we were on.

We ate at the main dining room twice and the deck 8 buffet for all other meals. We loved the food.

The theater shows each night were enjoyable, however predictable as it was the same acts just performing different tricks each night. Very talented bunch and the dance couple... just wow.

There are no quiet spots on the ship, there's always a line up for drinks and food. It's a 5000 passenger ship with 1500 crew. We have never been on such a large ship and now we know that we won't sail on one again.

The staff we're all great. Good service.

Port times were not ideal. Puerto Rico at night was not as much fun as it sounds, Unfortunately it was too cold at Ocean Cay to enjoy the island. St Thomas was great, we took the taxi to Magen's Bay... was our best port day. We stayed on ship in Nassau, was nice having less people to on board.

Our overall impression is that this is a party ship. Very clean, with hand washing stations at all the restaurant entrances.

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Cabin Review

Fantastica Inside Stateroom

Good size, quiet location.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


The taxi drivers will look after after you. Just telling them where you are going. We had to swap taxis on the way but they delivered us safely.

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Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

Wish it was a warmer day but the stroll that we took around was nice.

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