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Value For Money  4.00/5  (4.00)
Cabin Design  3.00/5  (3.00)
Entertainment  2.00/5  (2.00)
Fitness Center  2.00/5  (2.00)
Food Quality  4.00/5  (4.00)
Ship Maintenance  2.00/5  (2.00)
Spa  3.00/5  (3.00)
Specialty Restaurant  3.00/5  (3.00)
Staff and Service  4.00/5  (4.00)

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Value For Money  3.65/5  (3.65)
Cabin Design  3.91/5  (3.91)
Entertainment  3.33/5  (3.33)
Fitness Center  3.43/5  (3.43)
Food Quality  3.35/5  (3.35)
Ship Maintenance  4.57/5  (4.57)
Spa  3.89/5  (3.89)
Specialty Restaurant  2.90/5  (2.90)
Staff and Service  3.59/5  (3.59)

 
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MSC Melody
MSC Melody

The largest cruise ship in the MSC fleet, custom-built to meet the highest standards of safety, style and sophistication, the Melody cruise ship has been designed with passenger comfort as the top priority.

Graceful public areas, with high ceilings throughout, give a refreshing sense of space. 532 comfortable en-suite cabins, many with queen-sized bed, are large and all equipped with TV. Sprawling outdoor deck space surrounds the two swimming pools for ultimate relaxation on the Melody. A highlight of the ship is the Magradome, a retractable transparent dome over the swimming pool.

The Melody boasts an impressive range of amenities including a health and fitness center, cinema, casino, spacious restaurants, disco, library and card room. Old-fashioned values and superb service you've come to expect combine in this modern ship to provide the reassurance of all the comforts of home with the luxuries of cruising.

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Good Western Med itinerary; too many children; 4/5-language announcements, August 13, 2010
Reviewer: johnejeyda
Pros: EGcellent itinerary, good food, mainly helpful crew
Cons: Poor PR from reception; rude European passengers; too many uncontrolled children
Date of cruise: June 2010
Departure port: Genoa
Region visited: Mediterranean
Cabin category: Inside
Cabin number: p028
Found through: Email newsletters
Good for children: Yes
Good for teenagers: No
    
johnejeyda saw things this way
Value For Money   4.00/5  (4)
Cabin Design   3.00/5  (3)
Entertainment   2.00/5  (2)
Fitness Center   2.00/5  (2)
Food Quality   4.00/5  (4)
Ship Maintenance   2.00/5  (2)
Spa   3.00/5  (3)
Specialty Restaurant   3.00/5  (3)
Staff and Service   4.00/5  (4)

We took this cruise after a MSC cruise through Norway's fjords. This ship is smaller than most other ships in the MSC fleet, although publicity says otherwise!

We had the misfortune to travel during European school holidays - children "travel free" - so we were inundated with uncontrolled Italian and German children whose parents were "on holiday" - and the children amused themselves - with little, or no, parental supervision.

We experienced poor service from the Reception desk on more than one occasion.

The itinerary was excellent, shore excursions well organized and good value. The food was good, naturally with an Italian bias, but good quality - and quantity!

One annoying feature was the multi-lingual announcements - sometimes five languages! One excellent feature was the passenger PR officer - he was excellent! - helpful and empathetic, he solved some of our pressing problems [but not the uncontrolled children!]

In retrospect, we would not choose to cruise during European school holidays! We will select MSC again, their cruise programs are excellent and, apart from some 'officious' staff, their crews are first class - many of the crew were from Indonesia and knew what "service" is!
 
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