We did the Seaview end of July, out of Barcelona, stopped in Genoa, Civi, La Spezia, Corsica, Mallorca and Cannes. We have cruised Carnival, NCL, Disney and MSC before. We were a family of 6, in 2 connecting Fantastica balcony cabins, also known as super family cabin and had the easy drink package. We found the cabins to be fine, similar to other lines. One thing about one of the cabins for 4, it would have been much more spacious if the second bed was a bunk couch as I have seen pics of, ours was a pull out couch and they had to turn the couch facing the door (if that makes sense) to make it fit. Leaving very minimal room for walking around when it was open. The ship is beautiful and we found most people to be friendly and helpful. The kids enjoyed the waterslides, but note that even adults need "bracelets" to go on them, you just sign a waiver and get the bracelet for the week. We always found loungers, even if it was a few for the 6 of us, as it wasnt often all of us werent going to the pool etc. Our son enjoyed the sports area and played soccer a few nights with boys hanging around wanting to play. We purchased the "fun pass". I believe we paid $100 for $180 worth of "fun". We used it for a few rounds of bowling, the 4d theatre, race car and some arcade games, we found it a good use! We watched 5 of the shows, 3 really good, 2 not so good, in our opinion. The 3 that were good had a great variety of entertainment including acro/magic/dancing, where it could entertain all of our age groups. We usually booked our shows the day before for 1 or 2 days in advance. We only ate dinner in the MDR, no specialty dining. We all found food we enjoyed, though we are not picky eaters. I think this was the first ship we had been on with no free/unlimited ice cream, no big deal, but the kids noticed. We had "2nd dinner" a few nights, where we enjoyed the pizza from the buffet which was delicious! The easy drink package was sufficient for us as we are not big drinkers, but do enjoy the odd drink. I was able to have a sweet sparkling at dinner, the kids enjoyed their non alcoholic menu. We did not get off in Genoa. In Civi we took the train ourselves and explored, thanks to many tips from these boards! In La Spezia we also explored on our own..small tip, I believe its possible to pre purchase your cinque terre card if thats your plan for the day..if so, buy it! We waited a good 45 minutes for the passes, only 2 girls working the counter and a ton of people buying. In Corsica we explored and enjoyed the beach, same as in Cannes, all within walking distance. In Mallorca we took bus #3 to Illetas beach. It was beautiful and HOT, however the kids were squeamish after seeing a few jelly fish;) We had a great time and would continue to cruise with MSC after doing 2 with them. Feel free to ask any questions I may be able to help with!