MSC Splendida Cruise Reviews

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LynnA1955
Member Since 2014
1 review
30 forum posts
2 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
454 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
1 helpful vote
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
JPII
Member Since 2013
1 review
111 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
4 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
177 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
2 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
amy.cannons@magnetic.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 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
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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
2 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
howardrd
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
16 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
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chrclaus
Member Since 2012
1 review
51 forum posts
6 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
1fifthavenue
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
332 forum posts
35 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise as a way to experience an inside cabin - we had always had a balcony before, but seeing all of the great offers available for insides we thought a two night break would be the ideal way to give it a go, and if we ... Read more
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judyof
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The travel Agency Arch Vacations chose this Cruise and ship. The cruise was to Ireland/Scotland/Germany. It had primarily Germans and Italians and only about 100 English speaking passengers. The travel agency should never book for English ... Read more
tango queen
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I have just read reviews of Splendida in November 2015 - very similar reviews. I do agree, however, that the embarkation in Barcelona left a lot to be desired. It was not organised at all and, unfortunately, no one person appeared to ... Read more
fishy300
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
It took 8 hours for my luggage to arrive at our room. embarkation was slow and disorganised. The disembarkation was dis-organized embarkation with people hanging around lost and confused. There was no information in place at ... Read more
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,518 forum post
34 helpful votes
After you have cruised many times with different cruise lines, I think you start asking yourself why you choose a particular cruise line instead of the others. In our case a very important role is the itinerary and the price-value ... Read more
murphy2ay@btinternet.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We are back now in the UK after our cruise on MSC Magnifica, out from Venice, 7 nights on board from 1st Nov calling at ports in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Croatia and back to Venice. Just enough ports of call for one week, we were ... Read more
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