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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 479 guests have reviewed MSC Seaside, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4 out of 5(479 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples23.3%
Groups8.5%
Families w/young children8.1%
Families w/older children6.6%
Singles/Friends5.2%

Most Recent Reviews

May 24th, 2019

The ship was really amazing to walk around in. We particularly loved the wrap around deck in the 8th floor from where we could see all the departures and arrivals and have a great drink at the sports bar or Seaview lounge.

May 24th, 2019

Overview of MSC Seaside August 2018 Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami. Embarkation was smooth and got in the ship in around 30 minutes from entering the terminal , to the ship atrium. The atrium was INCREDIBLE and welcomed you right onto the Italian Megaship. The staff were extremely friendly and were eager to help with anything that you needed. -The main pool was impressive with a one deck design and a curved top deck to allow for maximum deck chair space. We found this extremely crowded throughout the cruise and tended to relax near the Jungle Pool tip deck , as it was much quieter and we enjoyed the vibe a lot more. -Both pools had a really nice bar setup with friendly staff and Gelato. The Miami Beach pool had a nice shaded seating area also to relax. However the Jungle Pool had an excellent bar with AMAZING staff and a really nice covered seating area also. -Fantastica Balcony Cabin (12141) was very spacious and had a huge balcony with a modern design. The bathroom was quite limited but worked just fine but lacked some shelf space and cabinets. However the bathroom wasn’t very clean and had multiple hairs around the toilet and shower when we first went into the room , and stayed like that. The cabin was all in all clean and very spacious for 3 people. -The entertainment and shows were incredible . The parties , bar games and performances by the crew were all amazing, period. -The only downside to our cruise was the restaurant. We had the 9:30 sitting and were excited to try some Italian Food. When we walked in , we spent 15 minutes trying to find table 216 , which didn’t seem to exist and the head waiter didn’t know where it was either . After pushing 2 tables together , we sat down for a meal. We ordered drinks and didn’t receive them until 30 minutes later . We then ordered our food and it was delicious! But the service seemed abit slow. The main meal came out much later and it looked amazing , we had the lamb . We asked for a sauce with the lamb and it didn’t arrive until the main course was nearly finished . We then had dessert and it was also delicious . We ended up leaving the restaurant until 11:45 , which we were urged to do as the dim lights went bright to let us know that we needed to finish . We tried the restaurant a second night and found the same slow service , so then opted for the buffet the rest of the cruise . The food was amazing in all eating areas , the service in the restaurant just let it down a litttle bit. Overall a great , fun , action packed cruise prefect if your looking to have a fun filled holiday . Would definitely cruise MSC again !

May 23rd, 2019

I was a little skeptical after reading some negative reviews. I can honestly say I had no issues. We had another party with us and they only had one issue with their room. MSC went above and beyond to fix the issue and even gave them a $100 credit.

Worst cruise line ever!!!

May 21st, 2019

Worst experience with a cruise line ever really wish would would have just gone with our gut and went with a cruise line we have actually heard of before big waste of money and they added on a bunch of “service” charges to our final bill that we had to dispute was miserable experience never again!!

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

4-6 cruises

Good

May 21st, 2019

Dining poor. Cleanliness of room, excellent. Bar waiters were poor. Never came around to ask if we wanted another drink. Never cleaned ash trays

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Beautiful Ship and excellent staff!

May 21st, 2019

One thing that I would say is that the MSC website needs improvement. Constantly locking you out.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Wonderful trip!

May 21st, 2019

Overall, this was a very enjoyable cruise. Many of the things that people complained about in the past have been fixed. When speaking with the captain at a cruise critic meet and mingle, he indicated that MSC has taken the comments seriously, and tried to make changes based on what the American public wants. They are striving to make this experience one that is truly enjoyable. We encountered many friendly and helpful staff. Entertainment was different every night, with singing, dancing, acrobats, etc. The Michael Jackson tribute the last night was VERY good.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Wonderful ship

May 21st, 2019

Fantastic ship, excellent staff, great entertainment, gorgeous cabin, left us very happy

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Dismal Dining Experience

May 21st, 2019

Found the amount of time spent at each port to be too short and shorter than any other cruise line I have been on.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Worst Cruise ever

May 21st, 2019

I have never been so disappointed in a vacation before. I saved for 2 years to go on this "luxury cruise", and now wish I would have booked on Carnival. I cannot begin to tell you how awful the buffet was.. prisoners eat better.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

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