So pleased to see your posts. Sailing on Melody on 11 November to Turkey, Greece and Malta. Very hard to find anything on MSC. I may post a newer review when I return.
The different languages won't worry me - it is an Italian ship in European waters after all. Pleased to see you thought the food and cruise staff were excellent.
I believe there isn't a lot of deck space other than around the pool. Is that correct, or is there another area under the pool deck? My reason for asking is that I am not counting on the weather being very good in November, and I would be loathe to spent most on-board time indoors.