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The first thing you want to know about the stylishly big, bold and brash MSC Splendida, which debuted in 2009, is that this mainstream ship is European in style, food and language. A voyage on the ...
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199 MSC Splendida Cruise Reviews

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Roarke
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
140 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
0 helpful votes
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
sankav94
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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arboreal
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
98 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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Poezestrepe
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
0 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

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Trouvailless
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
64 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
sooty1829
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
we decided to try msc (Splendida ),the ship is 4 years old but very spotless and fresh ,this year and were pleasantly surprised.The ship was a real treat with a very pleasant and friendly crew,we never use a formal dining option and again ... Read more

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AVACTION
Member Since 2013
1 review
117 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Barcelona - Valencia - Tunisia - Rome - Genoa - Marseille - Barcelona As "first time cruisers" my wife & I were apprehensive about being stuck on a boat for seven days in case we did not like it, so I decided to spend the extra for a ... Read more
4ever@cruiseline
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2013
I have read several reviews of the Splendida MSC and must say I am very surprised with most reviews being top stars. I can not concur with the same high rating. For a great majority of time spend on the boat I was absolutely terrorized by ... Read more
AllawahPark
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This ship is worse than the Divina! The food that we ate in the restaurant was the same as the Divina on the same day. But the food was cold when it was supposed to be hot. Boring. Thank goodness for the Indonesian waiter: always a smile ... Read more
hen302
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
We took this cruise after having to make alternative arrangements when our European river cruise was cancelled. So, it was somewhat of a surprise that we ended up on the Splendida, but we were very impressed and settled into the routine of ... Read more
Celtic Lass
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship is really nice and the cabin a very good size. The ship is really clean and the staff in the bars are very nice. The staff in the bora bora are only table cleaners. They don't speak to the guest or help anyone. The bora bora at ... Read more

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Jayocam
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed on the MSC Splendida in April 13. Went with my wife and 2 kids, 9 & 11. Boarded in Marseilles for 1 week. This was our first cruise. It will most definitely not be our last. I read with interest different good and bad reviews ... Read more
sthelder
Member Since 2012
1 review
593 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
We are back from our MSC Splendida cruise (6 April to 13 April) and Italy tour this week. Personally would rate this cruise as 4 out of 5. The itinerary was Genoa - Marseille - Barcelona - Valencia - Sea day - Tunis - Civitavecchia and ... Read more
DutchBunny
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
113 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 2nd cruise. Last year we were on the Norwegian Jade for the Madeira & Canary Islands cruise. Last year we cruised benauwd we got an amazing offer and this time it was because my husband ran the Barcelona Marathon and he wanted ... Read more
Kez1004
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
I found it hard before I left for my cruise on the MSC Splendida to find real reviews which covered many of my questions for the ship itself, which I will try to answer here to help others. I arrived at genoa port in February this year ... Read more
ann2201
Member Since 2011
1 review
40 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We embarked at Barcelona and were really impressed with the check in, We had checked in online and I would definitely recommend this as these are taken first. So we were on the ship in no time. Really happy at this point and was over the ... Read more

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