I have cruised twice on MSC. The first timne my wife and I booked a cabin on the - at that time - newest MSC ship, the Opera. At that time MSC just had come to the Caribbean and they had to get accustomed to the US-American taste, which include fee ice-water and coffee. teh food was at that time really Italian, in the meantime they changed it to customer taste slightly.
This year in January my wife and I went on one of MSC nice new ships, the Poesia. We had a nice balcony cabin and the ship was really nice and the entertainment was great. As we picked a themed cruise "Latin Music Cruise", there were a lot of free dance lessons and the teacher was good, he was making these dances really simple, like "Tango for Idiots", or "Salza for Dummies". The food was less impressive as it was less Italian, but good. The only food on both MSC cruises I really did not like was the lobster, this was really dry and breaded - maybe this is an Italian specialty, but not my taste. Wine packages were really cheap in the Caribbean (about twice as much in Europe) and they also offered cheap beer packages. I love great wines, but for dinner a country wine is fine with me, for the low price we received Italian country wines. I really recommend if you go on MSC prepay the wine packages. Also what was great was the sparkling wine we ordered for our cabin; for only $ 15 we had a dry Italian sparkling wine and it was good. Call me if you have more questions.
My daughter went on a cruise out of Venice on MSC, she told me that she had a great cruise, but what she did not like was that she had to pay for water and they did not serve coffee after dinner at the table. Otherwise she had a great cruise when she went on her honeymoon on MSC.
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