Embarkation: Went very quickly -- hardly had any wait. When we arrived on the ship a crewmember was kind enough to escort us to our stateroom.
Stateroom: We were in a Category 11 Cabin number 12012. WHAT A GREAT LOCATION!!! Front of ship and very close to the pool -- we really enjoyed the room. Large walk in closet, full tub and shower in the bath and plenty of room to relax. Our cabin steward too GREAT care of us with fresh fruit in the room everyday, and always made sure we had extra towels and water.
Dining: I took someones advice here on the baord and requested L' Apprado with a table by the fantail windows. I faxed the ship and when we arrived, the maitre d introduced himeself and showed us to our table -- #153 Right in the middle of the windows. Our wait staff was very nice and we felt the food offerings to be extensive. The food was served promptly with little wait and the overall quality was very good.
Itinerary: We were on the western -- I only wished we had more time in Cozumel -- very short. Other than that I enjoyed the itinerary very much.
Entertainment: We only saw two shows, but of what we saw, we enjoyed both of them and we impressed. I was not a fan of the 5 language introduction and think they only need to announce in english and italian.
Experience: I felt this cruise line make a HUGE effort to keep the ship as clean as possible. By far, the cleanest ship I have been on. There was iced tea offered everywhere with ice machines right where you could help your self. We had iced tea with dinner every night and ice water was present at all meals == not once did we have to ask for it to be refilled. The pizza was wonderful and they had it available all through the cruise. The ice cream machines were only available from 2:30 to 5:30 and this should be changed. The Buffets were imaginative and very well done, every night a different theme. There was a clear effort on this ship to have food offerings that appealed to all and they were successful. Room service was prompt -- and we ordered most every day.
Overall -- I loved the experience and would cruise on MSC again without reservation.
Tauck MS Grace 10/16 | RCCL Oasis 8/16 | Oceania Marina 6/16 | Viking Buri 5/16 | Viking Star 3/16 | HAL Zuiderdam 12/15 | Avalon Poetry 11/15 | NCL Escape 11/15 | RCCL Allure 10/15 | Viking Magni 8/15 | NCL Jade 6/15 | Uniworld SS Catherine 4/15 | CEL Equinox 2/15 | RCCL Quantum 11/14 | Viking Delling 8/14 | NCL Getaway 9/14 | RCCL Freedom 2/14 | Viking Rinda 11/13 | Oceania Riviera 9/13 | HAL Zuiderdam 2/13 | Viking Idun 8/12| RCCL Liberty of the Seas 12/3/12| Celebrity Reflection 12/1/13| Oceania Marina 4/12/12 | HAL Noordam 1/13/12 | Viking Prestige 08/18/11| RCCL Allure of the Seas 6/19/11 | RCCL Allure of the Seas 1/23/11 | RCCL Allure of the Seas Pre-Inaugural 11/26/10 | RCCL Allure of the Seas Pre-Inaugural 11/26/10 | Celebrity Eclipse 11/13/10 | HAL Eurodam 10/6/10 | NCL EPIC Inaugural 7/8/10 | NCL PRIDE OF AMERICA 6/12/10 | Celebrity Eclipse Conveyance 3/19/10 | DISNEY MAGIC 2/20/10 | HAL WESTERDAM 12/6/09| CARIBBEAN PRINCESS 9/5/09 | NCLA PRIDE OF AMERICA 4/18/09 | CELEBRITY SOLSTICE 1/25/09 | HAL EURODAM 11/22/08 | CELEBRITY SOLSTICE Pre-Inaugural 11/10/08 | CCL SPLENDOR 11/15/08 | HAL EURODAM 10/15/08 | CRYSTAL SYMPHONY (8220) 8/21/08 | NCL DAWN 5/11/08 | CELEBRITY CENTURY 2/14/08 | GOLDEN PRINCESS 01/19/08 | DISNEY WONDER 12/06/07 | HAL WESTERDAM 11/18/07 | CROWN PRINCESS 09/27/07 | LIBERTY OF THE SEAS Inaugural May 2007 | CROWN PRINCESS 4/21/07 | CRYSTAL SERENITY 01/05/07 | QUEEN MARY 2 12/02/06 | CELEBRITY CENTURY Inauguaral 11/11/06 | JEWEL OF THE SEAS (Canada/NE) 9/30/06 | DISNEY WONDER 08/10/06 | CARIBBEAN PRINCESS 07/01/06 | FREEDOM OF THE SEAS Inaugural 05/31/06 | DIAMOND PRINCESS 5/20/06 | NCL JEWEL 12/11/05 | NCL JEWEL Inaugural from NYC 9/15/05 | CARIBBEAN PRINCESS 08/20/05 | HAL ZUIDERDAM 4/9/05 | MSC OPERA 2/26/05 | MARINER OF THE SEAS 6/26/04 | DISNEY WONDER 11/16/03 | DISNEY WONDER 05/20/02 and more.....