We have been on 2 cruises with MSC and we did enjoy them but then both cruises were in the Caribbean. And MSC does do things a bit different in the Caribbean than in Europe. I have freind that works for MSC in the US and she has confirmed that MSC did make a number of changes from the way they are in Europe to the Caribbean so that Americans/Canadians will cruise with them.
The food is probably not much different but we never had any problems with any of it.
We would cruise with MSC again and probably will. Maybe you can try one of their Caribbean cruises.
Caribbean Trip Reports
Star Princess 2005, Sun Princess 2005
Caribbean Princess 2006, MSC Lirica 2006 , NCL Pearl 2007, Majesty of the Seas 2008, Carnival Destiny 2008, MSC Lirica 2009, Carnival Valor 2009,Carnival Legend 2010, Carnival Liberty 2010,Carnival Fantsay 2011,Carnival Valor Feb 2012, MSC Poesia Dec 2012, MSC Poesia April 2013, Carnival Legend Nov 2013, MSC DIVINA Jan 2014, MSC Divina Oct 2014