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jaeb4
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for many reasons. It started in the U.K., an easy and inexpensive place to reach from the U.S., and also because we were looking for something where American's would be few and finally the price was very competitive. ... Read more
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Connie Tact
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Having read varied reviews we went on MSC with low expectations but hopeful, as my husband understands Italian we may find experience better than others who have reviewed it. In fact the announcements on this trip started in English ... Read more
Pickaway Cruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
20 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose this cruise based on the price and ports of call. The ship is big and beautiful, although the décor is so reflective (shiny/mirrored) that we had a hard time with finding things at first. It has a lot of sparkle everywhere. ... Read more
Mikeyboy
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was inexpensive. Also we had the drinks package. This ship does not cater for English people. The cabin TV had 2 channels in English, both news channels, out of forty available. Little things like no ... Read more
styxfire
Member Since 2012
1 review
259 forum posts
17 helpful votes
As a lifelong American, I enjoyed my European cruise on MSC Splendida VERY much. It was a peaceful, comfortable, cultured trip which I wasn't expecting due to reading previous negative reviews. I didn't encounter hoards of people who ... Read more
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Pepe1972
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I wanted an easy dis- and embarkation port for my parents who don't like air travel and who live in the Netherlands. Unfortunately my parents at the last moment couldn't travel and I decided to travel alone. ... Read more
LynnA1955
Member Since 2014
1 review
30 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I love this ship and i love MSC, I think people lose sight of the value for money you get with an MSC cruise. We have just done a one week northern europe cruise for £450 each including the Allegrisimo drinks package. The ship ... Read more
lesleyfb
Member Since 2002
1 review
455 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation was straightforward and the 4 of us were onboard by 2pm. We had 8.45pm seating for dinner and were informed that because we booked the “Bella” experience everybody else on a higher grade took precedence so beware if ... Read more
play1222
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Not for us, the ship is large and holds over 4000 people and at times you know this, it has many different nationals, Germans being the dominant guests. The ship is very clean and well presented and the cabins are spacious , we had a ... Read more
Chynadog
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
Chose this cruise as it was booked with friends, our first time cruising .As there was a coach full of us we were taken directly to the ship Embarkation was smoother than i imagined .Cannot fault the service the staff are hard ... Read more
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JPII
Member Since 2013
1 review
112 forum posts
7 helpful votes
MSC Splendida was a beautiful ship. It had the largest and nicest stateroom we have ever stayed in, and this was, I think, my sixteenth cruise. The biggest problem was with excursions. We arrived on ship and attempted to book excursions ... Read more
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86Station
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Chose this cruise as from Southampton and reasonable cost. Ship lovely and excellent dining and cafe staff but not so good bar staff. Very good balcony cabin. However this is as far as plus sign goes. Don't be fooled by the ... Read more
Byron_1978
Member Since 2011
1 review
179 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We did this cruise mainly for the price and the convenience of departing from Zeebrugge. We cruised with our son (aged 2,5) and this was his second cruise. Let me start by saying that we had a very good week and really enjoyed ... Read more
Mrscw
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Embarkation went smoothly and we were soon on board, it was as a first come basis and you did not need to stick to the time stated on your tickets. Luggage soon at the cabin which surpassed all expectations. We never attended any of the ... Read more
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MytoyaNcalifornia
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because it was inexpensive. The ship was beautiful! .........Well, you get what you pay for. The food was disgusting. The staff not all but some where beyond RUDE! I had the opportunity to sit and talk with some of the ... Read more
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amy.cannons@magnetic.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 helpful votes
For context - I went on this cruise with my fiance (we are young professionals, in mid-20's, from America). We are both very low maintenance and easy to please. My fiance has been on 12-15 cruises in his lifetime, and we have been on 5 ... Read more
mickabrams
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
we would not recommend the food or service. the ship was covered in ramps, which made it impossible for my wheelchair to get over. the dining was terrible, if you has salad it was ok, if you had a hot dinner it was cold. my cabin was not ... Read more
Orange juice
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Chose this cruise based on value for money, we are experienced cruisers and have been with several other cruise lines. This ship is beautiful but the food quality and service lets it down. Embarkation was not bad really, and our cabin was ... Read more
kevans
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Better cruise than before, we were previously on Divina last year, MSC has pluses & minus's Plus Big clean ship, shows not bad, upgraded to Balcony very nice big room, MSC upgraded us both as we are Diamond+ on RCI, with ... Read more
DickyGB
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
First time with MSC and couldn't really fault. Great value taster cruise from Hamburg to Southampton on an "All Inclusive" basis. Ship is large and well laid out. Plenty of space and nowhere seemed too busy. Staff were ... Read more
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howardrd
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
15 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was booked as a short break that fit in with a visit to Hamburg followed by a 3 night mini cruise back to the UK. My expectation levels were not high an, mainly due to that, I was not disappointed. For such a large ship it did feel ... Read more
chrclaus
Member Since 2012
1 review
56 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose the cruise for the itinerary and the sailing date, although we had a bad experience with MSC before. We did not book any transport or excursions with MSC but made our own arrangements. Embarkation was the usual tedious business, ... Read more
mayal
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We had sailed with M.S.C. before and really enjoyed the experience. We went in July, having gone in June the pervious year, and we found a lot more children on board. We stayed in Barcelona for 2 nights before the cruise, and 2 nights ... Read more
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Stefan H.
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We book the cruise on MSC because of the ship look nice in the pic; the route is very interesting so we book it. Before we had some cruise with NCL and Celebrity. So we can compare a little. In the first impression it looks all very nice, ... Read more
joyvogt
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise with MSC (previously on Presiosa and Splendida). Orchestra is a slightly smaller ship that those we’ve previously been on but it it still very big and has plenty on board. Great selection of bars, coffee ... Read more
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