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<p><em>Editor's note: From May 2018, MSC Splendida will join fleetmate MSC Lirica in China.</em></p>   The first thing you want to know about the stylishly big, bold and brash ...
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GJP_GJP
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
Sailed November 2014
Cruise viewed and paid in 1 month. We need to relax and only go out from walk from ship in Marseilles (BUS) to buy some Soaps and in Messina We had been make a similar cruise in our honey moon and we need to appreciate more from the ... Read more
Two 2 Tango
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
204 forum posts
We cruised on Splendida on November 9th round the Med. After having many problems with customer service prior to the cruise I had vowed never to sail with MSC again, but it was all forgotten when we were on board. Firstly we had flown ... Read more
QueenBoudicca
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
We did this cruise with the msc Splendida in the autumnholiday (it is a week's holiday in autumn, the week of nov 1, all of germany and belgians have holiday then, I'm not sure of the rest of Europe). So you can imagine it was very, very, ... Read more
Dwarfnandina
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
This was the second of two back-to-back cruises (Fantasia/Splendida) as a solo traveller. The nice surprise at check-in was an upgrade to the Yacht Club. ( since I had paid full double rates for both cruises, it certainly would not have ... Read more
NHSlug
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed July 2014
Ship very clean and modern, entertainment very good, room service good, evening dining service good. The ship does have some quirks to it. The ship doesn't want you to take a drink that might be half full and bring it to another bar. You ... Read more

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Seasoned-Cruisers
Member Since 2014
1 review
A bit about us: We traveled as a party of 8, two families with children aged 19-22. We have done 8 or so cruises in the past around the Mediterranean so we have quite a bit of reference. Embarkation: We felt embarkation was pretty well ... Read more
KSWind
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
55 forum posts
Sailed April 2014
This was our second cruise with MSC and our third overall (Disney Dream was our first). I had originally booked a Bella Balcony cabin but was upgraded somehow to YC1. We ended up in cabin 16033. The Yacht Club experience was more than we ... Read more
criticgirl
Member Since 2014
1 review
i have been on MSC Splendida on the 23rd of March 2014, with a friend. we are both in our 20s. in Summary, we had the best cruise vacation ever! Check-in: very smooth and fast! we found ourselves in the ship in just few minutes! and the ... Read more
Bennie62
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed March 2014
Is Yacht Club worth the extra money? I would have to say YES. It cost us about $1000 per person above the cost of a normal balcony suite. We arrived early for embarkation and were met by a butler who took us straight up to our room. It ... Read more
Docmalc
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Here are our PERSONAL views about our recent MSC yacht club experience on the Splendida. We have completed 6 previous cruises, but this was our first with MSC. We found a yacht club 'deal', and at the end of the day were pleased we did!. ... Read more

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Roxyh
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Splendida was a beautiful ship when we got on we was really impressed.. But don't go on for the food it was horrible. I ate a lot of bread and water.. We didn't try the Tex Mex we was afraid of paying for the same food.. The sports bar ... Read more
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Roarke
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed February 2014
Wow, what a phenonenal ship, MSC Splendida is just that, splendid in every possible way . We had a balcony cabin which was kept immaculate day and night, not a speck or spot anywhere, the steward deserves a gold watch, so efficient yet ... Read more
cazat
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed February 2014
As forth time cruisers, this was our first with MSC as a result of a deal and included an overnight hotel stay in Barcelona which we chose to take at the end of our cruise. This is a beautiful ship, with spacious comfortable cabins and ... Read more
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JK300
Member Since 2014
1 review
153 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Booked a cruise on the Splendida Yacht club with the whole family of 5 persons (all adults). Don't understand in other reviews that people complaining about almost everything, yes even about the Yacht club. Well, we had a FANTASTIC time on ... Read more
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J-T-Travellers
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
So there you have it in a nutshell. We loved our cruise overall but ended up practically bronchial from the vast cloud of cigarette smoke that plumed out of the casino and into much of the surrounding areas. Perhaps you are considering ... Read more

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sankav94
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed December 2013
We had done a cruise with Holland America last year this time since it was December and options were limited we went with MSC Ship Speledida lives up to its name its absolutely "Splendid" The activities in comparison were very limited 1 ... Read more
arboreal
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
We miss the Splendida! We had a great cruise, leaving from Barcelona on Dec 2nd and returning to the same on Dec. 9th. The ship is immaculate, well-maintained, and has very nice, spacious gathering areas. We were staying in the Yacht Club, ... Read more
Kiwimills
Member Since 2013
1 review
100 forum posts
1 helpful vote
splendida 7 nights, western Mediterranean Family of 6, 2 adults and 4 kids 11,12, girls and 15,17 boys embarked in marseille dec 8 th 2013. We had 4 in bunks on the 5 th deck inside and a king opposite on deck 5 with an ocean view. In ... Read more
jodibruce
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
We travelled on MSC Splendida with our daughter and her partner. It was their first cruise and the itinerary was good. We fancied being spoilt for a week without worrying about a large bar bill at the end of the holiday so we chose to ... Read more
Frankvel
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed November 2013
This was our second trip this year with MSC - our first was in June on MSC Fantasia where we had a fantastic time and made us book again with MSC. We booked our transfers with MSC from Linate to Genoa & back - they were on time and we ... Read more

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Poezestrepe
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We live near the departure port of Marseille and booked this cruise as a last minute on a whim - we were actually planning on going for a weekend in Nice. As a result, we paid next to nothing for a balcony cabin and had probably the ... Read more
Trouvailless
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
64 forum posts
Sailed October 2013
Just back from MSC Splendida out of Barcelona and returned there on 4th November. First cruise on this line and I had read all the posts I could find, and whilst some of the naysayers were correct in their comments, there was nothing awful ... Read more
HIL-DEN
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed October 2013
Having taken our first ever cruise last Oct (2012) onboard MSC Fantasia we had such a good time that we went again this year onboard MSC Splendida for our 40th wedding anniversary and my wifes birthday. We had an enjoyable time and ... Read more
Weekendgypsy
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed October 2013
We have just returned from our second cruise with MSC. This time we travelled on the Splendida. The ship is truly splendid with the public areas gleaming and sparkling and absolutely immaculate. MSC is an italian based cruise company so I ... Read more
Lindasipad
Member Since 2013
1 review
Not rated Sailed September 2013
I cannot believe some of the negative reviews written here! This was our first cruise so didn't know what to expect but I was warned of lots of xhildren as they are free, apparantley. Embarkation was very easy, we were given our card to ... Read more

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