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Shanghai embarkation took 5 hours. During this time there was no contact from MSC staff no announcements, help with language difficulties, no refreshments of any kind, a nightmare start. I realise the process not controllled by MSC but on the other hand just felt totally abandoned by them. The procedures / processes to get off at the ports seemed increasingly difficult, the paperwork, the queues, the long walks to the terminals themselves. Be prepared for these set backs. Even the excursions- the timings could have spread out their set off and return times so that their wasn’t massive queues to get back onboard after a hot tiring day, then 2 hours queuing to get back onboard. The food was not what I expected from MSC. Only 2 memorable meals on whole cruise and the rest mediocre. The onboard activities very poor. A few exercise classes at beginning and end of day. There was about 70 people attending craft class because there wasn’t really anything else as an alternative. Trying hard to think of some positives to bring to this review but at this moment....

Didn’t start well...

MSC Splendida Cruise Review by Judeej

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Asia
Shanghai embarkation took 5 hours. During this time there was no contact from MSC staff no announcements, help with language difficulties, no refreshments of any kind, a nightmare start. I realise the process not controllled by MSC but on the other hand just felt totally abandoned by them.

The procedures / processes to get off at the ports seemed increasingly difficult, the paperwork, the queues, the long walks to the terminals themselves. Be prepared for these set backs. Even the excursions- the timings could have spread out their set off and return times so that their wasn’t massive queues to get back onboard after a hot tiring day, then 2 hours queuing to get back onboard.

The food was not what I expected from MSC. Only 2 memorable meals on whole cruise and the rest mediocre.

The onboard activities very poor. A few exercise classes at beginning and end of day. There was about 70 people attending craft class because there wasn’t really anything else as an alternative.

Trying hard to think of some positives to bring to this review but at this moment....
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