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ilovegoldens
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise as there wasn't a lot of choice for the time of year. We have visited most of the ports before, so the main purpose of this trip was to chill out. We are seasoned cruisers and have used most of the main cruse lines, ... Read more
packedtogoaway
Member Since 2013
1 review
52 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I was attracted to the low price but would travel again because of the great service and good food. There were lots of food choices, especially for vegetarians. I found the food in the buffet better than the dining room, but the dining ... Read more
Rockpebblar
Member Since 2017
1 review
Selected this cruise as a late break when very little choices were available at the time. Initially we were very impressed with the speed of embarkation at Barcelona, but this was quickly dispelled by having to wait around for some time ... Read more
aniilp
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
When I set out to find a decent destination for our honeymoon this Feb, after trotting half the globe I stumbled upon the idea of taking a cruise. After comparing various itineraries, reviews on this platform and the overall costing ... Read more
AWHW
Member Since 2015
16 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I embarked the MSC Splendida in Marseille on Jan 28, which was also the Chinese New Year’s day and so there was a sizeable contingency of Chinese passengers. It was actually the last night of the itinerary when I embarked, as the ... Read more
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Two 2 Tango
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
216 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We sailed on Splendida in January, we have sailed on her before and she lived up to our expectations. If you are looking for a recommendation then there are a few thing to consider before you choose MSC. If you want the English or American ... Read more
silver seas
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We had never cruised with MSC and choose this one for price and a wedding anniversary but we were very disappointed. Embarkation went smoothly and we were allowed on the ship early due to the weather in Barcelona. The cabin was a decent ... Read more
neikirkcd
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Great value for the dollar with an interesting itinerary. Prior to departure we were given a complimentary upgrade to the exclusive yacht club. Upon arrival at the port in Barcelona, we were seated and offered champagne. After about a ... Read more
surficialcurve
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Chose this cruise as it fit in with our holiday dates and wanted to try cruising. The cruise travel arrangements were perfect including embarkation and disembarkation. The ship is simply lovely and we had nothing but pleasing encounters ... Read more
Cruising 2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
After reading reviews before we left I was unsure what to expect as some were very negative about the food, entertainment and the overall experience. We travelled as a family in January 2017 and found the following: The ship was ... Read more
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n.brackley
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Price point was appealing.... Oh how we regretted our decision. This is just a glorified transportation vessel /FERRY. You will stop at each port to let off and take on passengers. It does not feel like a special holiday, just like ... Read more
jtspecial
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Just returned from our 5th MSC cruise yesterday on Splendida and once again great value for money, excellent customer service, very good food and stunning spotless ship. Such contrast to the very disappointing cruise we took with P&O ... Read more
Swale
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as it fitted in with our annual vacation over the Christmas period and even though the weather was not great, we thought it would be good first-time cruise experience. Embarkation/disembarkation was fairly painless ... Read more
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Maurobin
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Pre-trip - we had to ask for the itinerary about a week before we left and then received it in Spanish. When I asked for an English copy I was told there wasn't one yet a German lady on the coach had an English copy. The coach journey ... Read more
Oak Hill Cruisers
Member Since 2009
1 review
916 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Low price attracted us to this cruise. After interior cabins sold out, we booked an outside view. After booking, we got reciprocity for our RCI diamond plus status which gave us Black Card status on MSC. We also got a 5% discount on our ... Read more
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Dax5741
Member Since 2009
1 review
29 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
First of all, my expectations were somewhat lower than for other cruises on Princess & NCL. I had read numerous reviews about MSC's notoriously bad service and was prepared to experience what these other passengers went through. ... Read more
JagDeeAb
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
When researching for an European cruise for Christmas holidays we came across this which was of quite low tariff. Having sailed in semi-luxury cruises before we were somewhat concerned about this cruise because of relatively low charges. ... Read more
CoupleUK
Member Since 2004
8 reviews
341 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We had always cruised with Royal Caribbean but were getting more and more frustrated by the dwindling service levels. Along came MSC with the amazing Status Match scheme which allowed us to take our first cruise with them and at their ... Read more
svnet
Member Since 2012
1 review
101 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We are just back from our week on MSC Splendida. In spite of being winter, we loved it and had a lovely time. The ship is huge and its beautiful and it shines from its cleanliness, we’ve been already in Poesia and Fantasia. ... Read more
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Danie Booysen
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise ever and we loved every single moment of it. I have been working in the Airline Industry for 20 years now as a Flight Attendant, so traveling is nothing new to me. I have stayed in hotels all over the world, but I ... Read more
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emmasabine
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was the second time i have been on a cruise with MSC, the first occasion was on Preziosa in September 2015. I can honestly say i was once again disappointed with the quality of the food. The food was never hot or even warm, the food ... Read more
neveragainmsc
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as it was very reasonable and the ports were appealing . Firstly the flight into Genoa was horrific the turbulence and the terrible landing dare I say by a woman pilot was the worst ever and we are seasoned ... Read more
Cipi&Pepe
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
After 3 memorable experiences on MSC’s ships was not at all a surprise that I decided to comeback. This time I was cheating on my first MSC love “Preziosa” and choose, for a 9 day trip, her sister ship ... Read more
joern
Member Since 2016
1 review
51 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we were certainly not disappointed. The ship was fantastic and all the staff were always smiling. Food was very good, all though I was surprised that they could not make a real caparchio. We had a balcony ... Read more
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gfratello
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
18 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We sailed 10/5/16 from Southampton. We were on the MSC Preziosa several years back with extended family and were overall disappointed, so we chose to check out the Yacht Club this time around. Although it wasn't cheap (I think it doubled ... Read more
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