First, the ship was great. Very nice and very clean. The crew really takes pride of there ship and you could always see them cleaning. I have never been on such a clean ship.
Now to answered some questions you all must have. These are my options only.
This was my 31st cruise. I try to cruise at least twice a year. And I’m in my mid 50s
Yes the room are very small. We had a balcony room and we enjoyed it for the little time we where in it. You get used to the smallness of the room after the 2nd day. Bathroom was ok and the shower had great water presser. Our room steward was great and the room was always made up by the time we return.
The staff was also outstanding. A little smile will go a long way and if you make a effort to know a little Italian it sure does help. Not once did we every had a bad time with the crew. They met all of our request.
One bad thing though is in Grand Cayman the process of getting off the ship was not very well organize. They called too many numbers at the same time causing a bottle neck and a very long wait to get off the ship.
The pool area is very nice but tends to get very crowed on sea days. No big deal. We always found a chair.
The interior of the ship. Stores and lounges where all very nice and kept very clean. We found some better deals on the ship then we did in Cozumel.
Prices in the bars where very reasonable better then what the charge you for a drink on CCL,RCCL,HAL.
As for the food. Will I can say I never went hungry and there was always food available. At night at around 11:30PM they bring finger food to all the lounges for us. If you did not get any then you where not in the lounges. The one night they had a mid-night buffet at the pool and it was very good. Long lines but it did move. I will say this the food was OK but not great. If you are going on this cruise for the food then you better off going with CCL, HAL, or Celebrity . As I said I never went hungry but the presation of the food and the items to chose from could have been better.
We where a group of “Cruising To Music“. With Blood Sweat & Tears, Chuck Negron, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Return (a Beatle band) and a group called Scramble. All was fantastic and our group of 500 had a super time. What made this cruise was the Music.
I found that IF you where not on this cruise with a group there was really not much to do. Saying that if you are looking to be kept busy with things to do on the ship. Then you should really look into RCCL or CCL.
BUT if you want a nice relaxing cruise with out all the annocments and some down time and if you really don’t care about what there is to eat then this would be a nice cruise.
This cruise line is not for people who like CCL or RCCL. This line is a little more refine and European so stick with the American lines if you want more of the things you are used too.
Would I do a MSC again. Sure why not. A cruise is what you make it to be. And YES I did have a good time.
Loved the ship and the crew.