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Age: 56

Occupation:Executive

Number of Cruises: 4

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises

Ship: MSC Fantasia

Sailing Date: 2009-11-3

Itinerary: Mediterranean

The Fantasia is a Beautiful Ship!!

The cruise was an EXTREME BARGAIN for someone looking for a European cruise vacation. English speaking passengers were in the minority, but you will find other English speaking passengers. Ask to sit with other English speaking passengers for dinner. We had a great table at dinner. The Australians and New Zealanders that we met were extremely friendly with interesting stories. If your'e an experienced traveler to Europe and a little used to being out of your environment, you will enjoy this cruise and I would recommend.

Smoking on the ship was never an issue - our conern before booking.

The balcony rooms were spacious and comfortable, the best accomodations that we've ever had on a ship.

The staff very friendly and helpful.

The food was good.

The breakfast selection could be improved.

The balcony room accomodations were excellent!!

The bed was comfortable with a nice bathroom.

We really enjoyed sitting on the balcony.

There are plenty of pools and hot tubs.

The nightly entertainment was very good.

The spa was expensive.



Here are few tips:
Marseille - ship docks outside of the city. You probably should book a tour with the ship, as we did, to get around.
Genoa - city is close to the dock and easy to walk around, there are some nice museums to visit.
Naples - we enjoyed a beautiful day in Capri.
Palermo - don't watse you time walking around Palermo - DIRTY CITY. Take a look at taking a tour outside the city.
Tunisia - booked a private tour with Ali, in advance, based on recommendations on the internet which worked out great. Don't wait to get off the ship to figure out this destination. You are too far away from everything and it is a short stay.
Palma - this is a larger city than I expected - TAKE THE CITY TOUR BUS THAT STOPS RIGHT OUTSIDE THE EXIT FROM THE TERMINAL.

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