In regards to Joseph, it seems there's always at least 1 that's going to join a forum and bash something. . . On another note, I've looked into MSC for my family for the past 2 years and have never heard anything bad about it. The only reason I haven't booked is because I always cruise with my children who are 6 & 9 and from what I hear, there's not much for the young kids to do compared to RCCL or Carnival. As soon as we plan a cruise without the kids, it's MSC for sure because the itineraries are phenomenal and not one person I speak to has had a complaint about anything.