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Gregory G wrote a review Jul 2022
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The ship is beautiful, the service oat diner was great with Aya Castro and Hacel Francisco.
I had a great time, the only downside is that gets to crowded.
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Sail Date: July 2022
Cabin Type: Balcony
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Destination: Caribbean
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MSC Seaside

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About
Passengers: 4,132   |   Crew: 1,413
Passengers to crew: 2.92:1
Passengers to space: 37.2:1
Launched: 2017   

Decks

  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 9
  • Deck 10
Additional decks
Deck 5 layout
Cabins
  Bella Inside Stateroom (I1)  
  Bella Outside Stateroom (O1)  
  Fantastica Outside Stateroom (O2)  
  Wellness Oceanview Stateroom (OW)  
 
Amenities
Seashore Restaurant
Emotional Photo Gallery
Reception and Guest Service
Atrium
Seaside Bar
MSC Future Cruise
Art Gallery

Cabins

Balcony
Cabin size: 172 - 269 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 312
Accessible rooms: 1
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 1312
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Frankie wrote a review 13 Nov
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In the process of suffering the most chaotic embarkation we ever endured. Absolute shambles. Saving grace the excellent agent who check us in who was brilliant. Come on MSC get your act together.
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95christine wrote a review Oct 2022
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions6 helpful votes
Cruising from Rome June 2022 on ship MSC Seaside was a big disappointment. I was expecting more sophistication but it was more of a noisy unpleasant experience. Starting at the reception desk was extremely noisy with music making it hard to hear and talk especially with masks on. Noisy children out of control until 2am, parents were in other cabins, staff could not control. I requested to staff if it cannot be stopped I would like to change rooms so I spent half a day of my cruise changing cabins which was much better. Day entertainment was nil nothing to do do except listen to all the noise, night entertainment was good, but it was more to please the Spanish . Waiters not well trained serving food was clumsy and invading, food was served cold and tasteless, I was continually sending it back. Don't know why the food would be cold when the Restaurant was only half full. I would not recommend booking excursions with MSC , they were the worst excursions I have ever done, (we didn't have choice due to Covid rules) especially Palermo we were on a bus that had no aircon or no open windows we were struggling to breath, great way to spread Covid, could not hear the tour guide, then they dumped us off at a beach for 2 hours which had no shade or shops, nothing to explore we had no bathers or towels, had to walk in the hot sun for 2 hours and come back in the hot bus to the noisy ship. My cleaner appeared unwell she kept coming in a lot from room to room not changing gloves I could not find Don't disturb sign to keep her out. I didn't need my bed, curtains etc touched every day. Five days later I tested positive to Covid. I rang MSC they just said they follow correct procedure. I will never travel with MSC cruises again.
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Nigel T wrote a review Oct 2022
Benitachell, Spain20 contributions20 helpful votes
Let's start with the positives, both embarkation and disembarkation were both straightforward and we'll managed. Our balcony cabin was on the 13th deck and was fine, the only negative was the small bathroom and the closeness of the bed to the bed. The entertainment was very ordinary I'm afraid, the theatre show, which played 3 times every night utilised the identical set of performer's with a slightly different theme each night. The rest of the entertainment was very basic, one performer's efforts at Amy W. would have been laughable if it hadn't been so tragic. The cruise arranged excursions were OK, but no more than that. The worst part of the cruise was the complimentary food, both in the 2 restaurants and 2 buffets. None of the food arrived hot and we sent a lot back. We complained and spoke to the restaurant manager, but despite his concern nothing changed, so much so that we spent €360 on speciality dining and if that was MSC's plan it worked. The ship is very nice, very sparkly and stunning in parts. The Sports Bar is good and I really enjoyed my 7 day pass to the Thermol Spa. Overall it was a disappointment and my Wife has stated she won't cruise with MSC again. I'd be prepared to give them another chance, as I believe everyone deserves one. Finally the staff were OK, not as professional as NCL. There is no way of not paying the mandatory service charge and when service is substandard this sucks.
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Patrik B wrote a review Sep 2022
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We had a really great time with MSC Seaside. It was a pleasure meeting so many different people and we experienced so many good things! Room 10216. Our room service was great. Kim was a really kind and helpful guy. Hope to come back soon!!❤️
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Hanna M wrote a review Sep 2022
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It was our 5 th cruise of Msc, the cabins are smaller than on Fantasia, Splendida and Poesia. No bathrobes in the cabin, no fruits basket and wine at arrival in the cabin. On Seaside you dont find great lobby with piano as on another ship. You have to make reservation for the theatre a day before which is mandatory. Seashore restaurant much more beautiful than Ipanema but be careful of Mr Antonio-maitre of the restaurant who is very rude and makes "monkey business" with guests about the tables. The crew dont check if all passengers participate in emergency drill. Excursion to Portofino -Just before departure they informed us that boat from Marghera to Portofino is cancelled cause bad weather and in fact all boats were working scheduled and weather was beatiful. Wonderful jungle aquapark. In easy package plus all the time was missing Desperados, wine Santa Cristina and Red Bull.... Wonderful and polite waiters and bar attendents.
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