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We take a cruise every winter but had never been on MSC, which just started sailing from Miami last winter. Found an excellent fare for a balcony; overall very pleased, but a little too big for a couple of seniors Specifics: Cabin (except for closet access, which for some reason was almost impossible), Crew, friendly, helpful Food-: Buffets were excellent with wide choices and very little waiting Main dining - average. Huge crowds, very noisy, routine choices with small portions Specialty dining - very good - purchased 3 dinner package, which I would recommend; Asian and steakhouse were excellent; seafood a disappointment as they had nothing for non fish eater and fish choices (no salmon? no scallops?) were not great. buffets, most shows Shows - most were excellent - large scale production with magic, dancing, juggler You have to reserve a showtime. Bars - lots of choices Shopping - all high end

Lovely ship; overall very good experience. Too big for us seniors

MSC Seaside Cruise Review by gsridge

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2019
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom
We take a cruise every winter but had never been on MSC, which just started sailing from Miami last winter. Found an excellent fare for a balcony; overall very pleased, but a little too big for a couple of seniors

Specifics:

Cabin (except for closet access, which for some reason was almost impossible),

Crew, friendly, helpful

Food-:

Buffets were excellent with wide choices and very little waiting

Main dining - average. Huge crowds, very noisy, routine choices with small portions

Specialty dining - very good - purchased 3 dinner package, which I would recommend; Asian and steakhouse were excellent; seafood a disappointment as they had nothing for non fish eater and fish choices (no salmon? no scallops?) were not great. buffets, most shows

Shows - most were excellent - large scale production with magic, dancing, juggler You have to reserve a showtime.

Bars - lots of choices

Shopping - all high end
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Bella Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B1 15207
Nicely appointed but sofa butted up against closet so could only use about 1/4 of closer space. HD TV with seagoing channels but had ESPN and CNN
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