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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 658 guests have reviewed MSC Seaside, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4 out of 5(658 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples34.3%
Groups13.6%
Families w/older children11%
Families w/young children9.4%
Singles/Friends8.2%

Most Recent Reviews

Beautiful ship and wonderful crew.

Nov 12th, 2019

We loved our cruise on MSC Seaside and all of the staff was superb. On board the cruise you will find an extremely diverse and international public in which perhaps every country was represented. We were impressed with the smooth embarkation/disembarkation process at all ports. Our balcony cabin was a nice to have but we didn’t use it very much. The cabin was nice and clean and we received fresh towels 2 x daily. The entertainment was good as well as the theme nights. Food in both the sit-down restaurants as well as the buffet were ample and offered lots of variety however, at times, the temperature of hot food items left something to be desired for. Although we had paid extra for the ‘Fantastica’ experience, we found this not worth it as it didn’t offer anything extra for us. For example when we asked the maître D for different table, it was declined. We also did not appreciate the different classes of service on board, like Belisimo, Yacht club and Fantastica, it is an old fashioned concept in our opinion and offered no value to us. Overall we like MSC cruises and would cruise with them again in the future should they offer a suitable itinerary.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Mediocre Caribbean Cruise Line

Nov 12th, 2019

Although I had a nice time I dont think I'll be traveling with MSC anytime soon. Maybe I'll give them another chance when they become more established in the USA.

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Beautiful ship definitely not American crowd

Nov 11th, 2019

I really enjoyed this cruise the ship is beautiful and had great service being American i can see why people complain it is not geared toward our market the europeans keep to themselves and they don’t play hardly any American music soI can see how someone who typically cruises on royal carnival or Norwegian would not enjoy this cruise nevertheless I really had a great cruise and you cannot beat it for the price. Side note we Cruised at 100% capacity and there were less than 500 Americans on board

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Great time!

Nov 8th, 2019

I had a great time. I kept an open mind. I normally sail with Carnival. I would sail MSC again. I’m already booked on the Meraviglia.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Horrible

Nov 7th, 2019

I was told I was booking an all-inclusive vacation for 7 days and when I got there I didn't receive any of the amenities that was told to me that I will be receiving for my cruise would not ever book again with MSC Cruise Line I was lied to and robbed of money for other amenities on the boat. I would like to speak to the representative Samantha that book my reservation and told me the amenities that I will be receiving on July 9th that I did not receive Once I arrived on my destination. [Review edited by Cruiseline.com to remove personal information]

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Worst cruise I have ever been on

Nov 6th, 2019

Never again.Never ever ever ever again.The ship moved the whole time we were on it.Some of the help was not very friendly.Its just a poor excuse for a cruise ship

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Disappointing

Nov 6th, 2019

We enjoyed ourselves because we were on vacation with friends. I don’t think we will ever cruise MSC again, just no customer service. They act like they really don’t care if you’re happy or not. Cruise director was good, entertainment was stellar, that’s all the good I can come up with.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Beautiful ship, terrible service.

Nov 6th, 2019

Will not sail MSC again, wurst service we have ever experienced on a cruise, from the dining to the room steward.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Awesome!!!!

Nov 5th, 2019

Great Cruise, the Crew of the MSC Seaside made this cruise Awesome.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Great Cruise

Nov 5th, 2019

If this ship can get the food right, it would be amazing.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

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