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The 1,952-passenger MSC Sinfonia is one of four medium-sized Mistral-class ships, dating from 2002. MSC Cruises spent more than $200 million on Sinfonia and the rest of the Mistral class during a two-year ...
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78 MSC Sinfonia Cruise Reviews

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SASailguy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
As previous reviewer’s mentions, when reading reviews of this ship you'll never want to board it in the first place. BUT... We have an extraordinary time on the MSC Sinfonia. I suggest paying a little extra for the Aurea suite and ... Read more
hcomba
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise due to the dates but the main goal of the cruise was the celebration of the 25th wedding anniversary of my brothers in law. The cruise in general was very good and pleasent and I just want to point out a few things ... Read more
pepe197030
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We chose MSC because the ports of call were more interesting to us than the other cruise ships. We had read not so good reviews about MSC and the experience was about the same as the reviews. The service cannot be compared with Norwegian, ... Read more
eileenand7@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
We chose this cruise for the places we visited, i.e. Croatia and Santorini. The ship was very nice but there were far too many children running riot everywhere. Very few people dressed up on the two gala nights. We could not get a ... Read more
wa-ray
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This is really the first comprehensive review I have ever written about anything so forgive me if it’s not in the right format or long winded, instead of just saying something was good or bad I’ll also try to add specific ... Read more

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patzimbo
Member Since 2012
1 review
44 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise due to the fact that the departure port was Cape Town, our home. The route was not port intensive as it was up the West Coast of Africa and involved a lot of sea days. Not a bad thing as it was very relaxing. ... Read more
David philip
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
If you read some of the reviews you would never go on this ship however my trip was great the embarcadero was a bit slow with many passengers arriving at the same time.but they got there in the end. My cabin was inside but very comfortable ... Read more
Cerrie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My bf and I decided to go on a 5 day cruise to Maputo and Portuguese islands for my birthday and it was the best decision we ever made. From the the time we arrived on the cruise we were made to feel royalty. The food was standard a curry ... Read more
gemini16
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I booked this cruise through Groupon about a week or so before departure date at a price I thought was quite reasonable. I won't go into the frustration from MSC Johannesburg offices of not answering their phones and giving incorrect ... Read more
Divas3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Travelled with family in March 2016 and what a superb holiday was had by all. From embarkation to disembarkation friendly helpful staff. Staff ensured cabin was clean timeously and were eager and willing to assist with our requests. ... Read more

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glitterP
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We sailed on the MSC Sinfonia . WOW . It was such an amazing trip. From the moment we step on board until we disembarked . Our cabin attendant Yusif was just amazing. He came to greet us and for the entire trip he remembered our names and ... Read more
Blackkath
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
32 helpful votes
This was a first cruise and a trial cruise for us and if three days on board MSC Sinfonia is any indication what cruising is really about, we'll never do it again! We can heartily recommend the suite cabins with balconies which are ... Read more
Priyesh Matabal
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
If you enjoy bad service, filth and bad food then this trip is for you. My wife, 3 yr old and myself went on the cruise to nowhere ex Durban on 29 Jan 2016. We booked a suite which was the only good part of the trip as it was large and ... Read more
ricardom
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was my first cruise. The ship was three hours late. you cannot fault them as the weather was. However the communication was not extremely good and a few of the people on the ground knew what was happening. They could have also ... Read more
seneca_za
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Sinfonia is a beautiful ship. It's so lovely to watch the sea through panoramic windows in the buffet, gym, disco, and on deck. The kind of ship where you always feel connected to the ocean. All the staff we dealt with were friendly and ... Read more

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CindyJacobs4658
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We were greeted by exceptionally long queues and frustrated people. We paid for "Fast track" as it is impossible to stand in a queue with a 3 year old child for 4 hours. Once inside the Fast track option was available but this ... Read more
claus_f@hotmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Evaluation: First the bit positive there is to write. The positive list of employees who have made themselves particularly noticed: William, Florian, Luis Zamora, Umesh Kumar, Leo (happy face) and Milena. Housekeerber Ni Luh ... Read more
choccy14
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
39 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 5th cruise with MSC so we knew what to expect. Having been on the newer, larger ships I have to say we were somewhat disappointed with the Sinfonia despite the extension and revitalisation. On the plus side it was small ... Read more
Joseph Raimond
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The checking and boarding was fine. The cabin was modern and very nicely decorated, clean with a small window of the port of the ship. Altough the window had mirroring effect from the outside, when interior lights were turned on this ... Read more
letsgoonholiday
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
32 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
This is our 2nd cruise with MSC. The extended Sinfonia was a feast to be on. We ignored all the negative crits (as usual unfounded again). Embarkation in Copenhagen was painless. The Sinfonia proved to be all we expected (Our previous ... Read more

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oldroadpainter
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We are just back from our first cruise, 7 days in the Baltic, on the MSC Sinfonia. Read some pretty bad reviews from other people so was a little anxious before we left, but it was really good. We had a very good holiday, and really ... Read more
Edana du Preez
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We've only cruised with MSC - their variety of ports and frequency of trips are amazing. The option of maintaining one accommodation and seeing so many places is wonderful and MSC is just great!! Embarkation - what a pleasure and MSC ... Read more
Gatwick40
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Yes we were among the Gatwick 40 that sailed on the Msc sinfonia from the 2nd of April instead of the 31st of March first landing at Pisa instead of Genoa airport and the ship not waiting for us. We were among the group of 16 that was ... Read more
JoePalmer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
MSC sinfonia, shambles .... Before I start this was not the first cruise I have done with MSC albeit the first on sinfonia. The holiday started poorly and did not get much better. Flight into Genoa was not able to land so 40 ish passengers ... Read more
Runner_cz
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The cruise itinerary was middle of December 2014, departing from Genoa to Civitavecchia to Heraklion to Piraeus to Istanbul (2 days stop in Istanbul) to Malta to Messina and back to Genoa. The cruise was booked directly by MSC, including ... Read more

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