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When MSC Crociere's Musica launched in mid-2006, there was a sense of breathless expectancy about the line's newest and largest ship. Among other things, would this grand addition, christened by no less a ...
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Mar Praia Sol
Member Since 2013
1 review
70 forum posts
I was probably on the same sailing as BobK1 since we didn't disembark at Tortola which was a huge deception for me... That said I've to say I was pleasantly surprised with the ship. The cabin was big and well maintained, always clean and ... Read more
BobK1
Member Since 2014
1 review
This was our first cruise in while (last one to Tahiti).W got back home late afternoon yesterday. It was nice to get away but not sure I would cruise with them again. The ship was nice, clean and the staff very attentive, but very hard to ... Read more
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MSCnoGO
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed Feb.9 to 16th for the first ever cruise, lovely ship and cabin. the itinerary was absolutely perfect, enjoyed every bit of the time spent off ship on the various islands. Dining was elegant and comfortable thanks to the wait staff ... Read more
pssc
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We are 2 persons and have done 10 cruises the last past 7 years. We decided to do the MSC Musica and booked for December 2013. In general the whole ship was very loud, lots of children and despite the ships name is "musica" there was ... Read more
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stctower
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
We have been on about 15 cruises, but first with MSC so we know what we are doing. I really dont know where to begin, but on a positive side the check in went well, but to many small steps to take and it wasnt all computerized, luggage to ... Read more

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Cruiser 4 Life 66
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
649 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
This was my first time on MSC and experiencing the "European Style" of cruising. I arrived in Santo Domingo a day early and did a half-day tour of it the day of the cruise, as the ship didn't leave until 11pm I think. Embarkation is a ... Read more
pmitch2945
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
I'm writing this review to provide a more recent updated review of the MSC Musica. Overall the ship is beautiful and the cruise was okay...actually better than I expected in most areas with some needed improvement in others. Let me start ... Read more
skybird123
Member Since 2005
1 review
203 forum posts
Sailed October 2013
I had read so many negative reviews that I was hesitant to book this cruise line. I truly don't know what they were complaining about! Boarding was so swift and I was in my cabin, with my luggage without any snafus. There were 3,000 ... Read more
siempre
Member Since 2014
1 review
Not rated Sailed October 2013
I say surprise surprise for two reasons, this was our first cruise with MSC and my husband had been very reluctant to sail with this Italian company but we were very surprised at the high standard of hygiene, food, waiters etc. We don't ... Read more
SpeMarCruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2013
We have cruised on Holland America - can't find any fault there - our friends have cruised with Princess - also could not find any fault. MSC Musica was an experience that we would not want to repeat. The ship was fine, our cabin was good ... Read more

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sharonsew
Member Since 2013
1 review
This cruise was fairly well advertised in North America, in hopes I think of getting a slice of the North American market. It failed miserably. The food was terrible. There was very little beef or shellfish available and what there was, ... Read more
MSCtrip
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed August 2013
Our cruise was widely promoted in Australia as The Grand European Cruise. In fact, it was broken down into 4 separate journeys, starting and finishing in Kiel or Vienna, and catering for different nationalities. Consequently, the ... Read more
torrie
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
10 forum posts
Msc musica...beautiful ship with all the works, plenty of bars, casino, pools, large cabins and very clean and spacious decks. The cabin staff and the dining room staff could not be faulted. All were very proficient and helpful and ... Read more
Vricine
Member Since 2004
1 review
39 forum posts
Sailed August 2013
The food on the MSC Musica was terrible. No variety and tasteless. The food was several times served not hot, even during dinner. The lunch buffet was a straight disaster. I travelled solo and each time I want to get something from the ... Read more
beachluver9
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
619 forum posts
We have just returned from our first MSC cruise. We took the 7-day Baltic cruise out of Copenhagen on MSC Musica. After reading all of the unpleasant reviews about MSC on this site, my husband opted to stay home so my 17 yr old daughter ... Read more

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cruise_guide1980
Member Since 2013
1 review
Where to start?! First of all embarkation was awful. We were waiting and waiting for embarkation in Copenhagen very long in cold terminal without heating. When we put step on this ship for first time, no welcome from anyone. We just ... Read more
pierrenev
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed January 2013
We went on a 7 night on MSC Musica, starting December 29, 2013. After reading some of the reviews on this site, my wife and I were a little worried, but in fact, we had nothing to complain about. The food was excellent in the two dining ... Read more
robertoro
Member Since 2013
1 review
Unfortunately we chose to take a cruise with MSC Musica leaving Buenos Aires January 4, 2013. Boarding the ship took five hours of a disastrous standing on four lines without any help from either the port authorities or MSC, who had two or ... Read more
Skipper Tim
Member Since 2009
1 review
2,611 forum posts
Embarkation ========== We transferred from our Lido hotel to the Musica by Aliliguna vaporetto, arriving around a little after 11:00. It was a fair walk from the water bus 'cruise terminal' stop to the cruise terminal building but once ... Read more
Bessa63
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
34 forum posts
Sailed November 2012
My sister and I booked this cruise because of the price, then we started reading the reviews and got a little worried. As always, the embarkation process is long and full of sales pitches. It was a cold, rainy day in Venice, so ... Read more

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TonV
Member Since 2008
1 review
3 forum posts
I booked this cruise from Bari to Venice (6 nights) as it was a cheap way to find out what this cruising is like. I can't say I liked it. In the end I filled out the questionnaire they give you and found 20 points of complaints. Main ... Read more
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coffeebean09
Member Since 2012
1 review
14 forum posts
Sailed October 2012
Just so you know where we're coming from, this was our first cruise with no experience or expectation, read of some mixed reviews of MSC on the' cruise critic' website. We took the plunge on a good value October half term holiday on the ... Read more
Ham154
Member Since 2004
1 review
291 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2012
We are both in our 40's and fairly laid back cruisers. We travelled with our teenage children (13 & 17). We have cruised with Royal Caribbean 31 times (Diamond Plus) and this was our first cruise with MSC. The main reason for trying MSC ... Read more
comino89
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
Sailed October 2012
The trip on MSC Musica was out third cruise but our first with MSC. We booked due as it was a great deal with a great itinerary and it left from Venice. Kids go free with MSC so a great way for families to cruise. We travelled ... Read more
bonbon33
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Just returned from a good break around the Adriatic sea, destination was key to the happiness of our holiday not MSC. To summarise:- Good points:- 1. Very clean ship in all areas 2. Room excellent, lovely balcony, and room cleaned 2 ... Read more

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