We were on the Jan. 26/04 sailing, see the thread under "MSC" . Although we sailed with them before on the Melody and enjoyed it, this cruise was so awful I would never recommend them to anyone. Just a horrible experience, a huge waste of vacation time and dollars. This ship has the same Captain as we had on the Melody, many of the crew are the same, and the Melody previously did this itinerary, so there's really no excuse. I would highly recommend booking with another cruise line if I were you.