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Fantasia is not a Fantasy - it was just 2 Weeks in the Sun aboard a Nice Ship
"BACKGROUND: My wife and I are British and have cruised MSC since 2004. They are not the best and not the worst, but they always represent good value for money. We choose cruises based on 1) Itinerary, 2) Price..."Read More
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Good Travel On A Budget!

Review for MSC Fantasia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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PearlM

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

MSC allows kids under 18 to travel free. It also offers military discounts as well as other discounts, just ask. We were 3 people, me- the mom, one daughter in college, and one daughter in high school. We went in October when most schools are in session, and passengers their ages, especially the teenager, were few. Someone must have cancelled a vacation because we were able to pick up the ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Nevis

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

7 Helpful Votes


Highlights of Western Mediterranean

Review for MSC Fantasia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Selion

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We were on MSC Fantasia in Oct 2019 for a 7-nights western Mediterranean cruise. This was our 5th cruise overall and 2nd on MSC. MSC Fantasia, by today's standards, is not a big ship. But make no mistake, it's still about 130,000 tons. I believe she's about 10 years-old now, but incredibly maintained. You have to be deliberately looking for rust to spot rust. The only 2 rust spots I saw: ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Nevis

26 Helpful Votes


This Cruise Would Turn Avid Cruisers Against Cruising

Review for MSC Fantasia to South America

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Betty Draper

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I have been on eight cruises and have cruised with Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival, Costa, and Viking River. All have been great. This MSC cruise, however, would turn anyone against cruising. I chose this cruise because it began in Buenos Aires and featured two days in Rio de Janeiro, the two places I most wanted to see in South America. What MSC does not tell you is that this ship is ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: San Francisco

7 Helpful Votes


Chaotic but enjoyable

Review for MSC Fantasia to Transatlantic

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hobsoncymru

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I don't normally post reviews but in the case of MSC I found other people's opinions useful so thought I'd add my brief thoughts on MSC Fantasia. We booked mainly because of an attractive itinerary that included a land tour to Machu Picchu with a price that was too good to miss. We joined at Barcelona with the itinerary including Malaga, Madeira, Tenerife, San Salvador de Bahia, Ilehus, Ilha ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Ketchikan

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


First and last cruise with MSC.

Review for MSC Fantasia to Transatlantic

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alexvandijk

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Subject: Our experience on board the MSC Fantasia cruise ship.   Embarkation in Genoa (Italy) on November 2, 2019, disembarkation November 20   2019 in Santos (Brazil). On November 2, 2019 we flew with the KLM to Milan. That went well. Then we drove a shuttle bus to Genoa, a journey of more than 2 hours. We had a cup of coffee on the plane around 10 a.m. and then nothing more. We ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Nevis

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Disestablished and last time with MSC

Review for MSC Fantasia to Transatlantic

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Used to cruising

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Cruised for the first time with MSC aboard Fantasia in November 2019, we embarked in Genoa, doing a few places in Europe then went across to Brazil. We have cruised with other companies many times and have never experienced anything as bad. At the airport - MSC representative was waiting at the airport for us - but there was no transport for us and had to wait 45 minutes for it arrive. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Nevis

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Perfect Cruise

Review for MSC Fantasia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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marschaller

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

It was our 12th cruise and the 6th with MSC. We arrived to Genova by train and walked to the cruise terminal (around 10 minutes walk). 15 minutes later, we were in our Cabin. Even though the ship was full and most of the passengers embarked in Genova, later afternoon the terminal was almost empty - so everything was smooth and fast. Our cabin was clean and nice, well maintained and ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Nevis

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

33 Helpful Votes


Bad Food, Poor Customer Service, and Sub-Standard Cleanliness

Review for MSC Fantasia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Cruise Insights

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

My husband and I sailed on the MSC ship, Fantasia, for a one-week cruise to the Mediterranean September 7-14, 2019. Here are our experiences: Our experience with the Food/Buffet/Dining Room: Our initial reaction to the buffet was that it lacked the WOW factor we had come to expect with other cruise lines in terms of food quality, quantity, and presentation. No ice sculptures, no food ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Nevis

12 Helpful Votes


Slipping standards

Review for MSC Fantasia to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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gordygord

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Previously used MSC about 7 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Treated with respect and pleasant dining all through the day. This cruise eas so different, majority of staff unsmiling and grudgingly helpful when unable to avoid assistance. Started badly with us (70 yrs of age) having to lug our luggage from the port entrance to our cabin, plenty of staff just watching pretending that they ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Malta (Valletta)

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


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