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Age: 46


Number of Cruises: 3

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises

Ship: MSC Splendida

Sailing Date: 2013-01-25

Itinerary: Western Med and North Africa

I don't understand why so many negative reviews for MSC. We booked into the Yacht Club which I know makes a difference as it's all inclusive except excursions. We had great service in all areas of the ship. The ship was spotless, the service was fantastic.

Buffet food was good but the dining room food was excellent.

Very nice Yacht club balcony regular room. It was big and comfortable as well as spotless. Couldn't have been much better.

Activities could have been improved some and could have included a few more things but this was a port intensive cruise so not a lot of time for such activities anyway. The shows and shopped on board was much better than Carnival for example.

Don't book excursions for Genova, Rome, Palermo, Marseille, or Barcelona but Tunis you might want to book an excursion. The excursion prices on MSC seemed much cheaper than Carnival cruises we've been on.

We had a great time but with busy port calls nearly everyday it was tiring. We tended to book an early morning excursion or do the cities on our own then head back to the ship early in the afternoon and enjoy the quiet. We did have a lot of Chinese tourist onboard with lots of kids so there was some cultural differences like waiting in lines, etc. but it didn't seem that bad.

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