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MSC Seaside Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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1,110 Reviews

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MSC Seaside Cruise Review by Lottie57

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2020
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom

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 first MSC cruise. Here are the pros and cons of our vacation.


Getting on the ship was a breeze

Cabin was nice and sleeping accommodations adequate (we had a balcony mid ship)

Our cabin attendant, buffet employees, head waiter in dining room were friendly, professional and yet personal.

Snorkel excursion booked thru MSC in the Bahamas was great!


Food was average in all eating facilities

There were an unusual amount of rude guests on this ship. I'm a first generation American. Most of these people were European. I was raised overseas. I'm not sure why these people acted this entitled but it was ridiculous.

The pool areas were too small and the kids pool area was shut down most of the time. My 9 year old granddaughters were bored and didn't want to go to kids club because it was boring.

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Cabin Review

Bella Balcony Stateroom

Nice stateroom very clean

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

San Juan

We arrived at night. Couldn't tour anything.

St. Thomas

Nothing spectacular about this place. It was a pretty day and we walked to shopping in town (long walk).

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

Like every other cruise that we have been on except the food was less than average.

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