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149 MSC Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews
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judyof
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
lodibob
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
In April 2015 our friends and us booked two adjoining balcony rooms on the MSC Orchestra leaving from Kiel, Germany on Sept. 19, 2015 for a 9 day cruise. We had previously sailed on MSC Musica and MSC Splendida in addition to other cruise ... Read more
Ioannis Greece
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We are a family of 6 and we were Booked in a 14 night cruise Kiel/Baltik/Kiel/Norwegian Fjords/kiel. Arriving in Kiel main train station and already informed (not personally) that the embarkation port had changed to Osturfehafen, we ... Read more
choccy14
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
41 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 5th cruise with MSC so we knew what to expect. Having been on the newer, larger ships I have to say we were somewhat disappointed with the Sinfonia despite the extension and revitalisation. On the plus side it was small ... Read more
oldroadpainter
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We are just back from our first cruise, 7 days in the Baltic, on the MSC Sinfonia. Read some pretty bad reviews from other people so was a little anxious before we left, but it was really good. We had a very good holiday, and really ... Read more
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Edana du Preez
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We've only cruised with MSC - their variety of ports and frequency of trips are amazing. The option of maintaining one accommodation and seeing so many places is wonderful and MSC is just great!! Embarkation - what a pleasure and MSC ... Read more
thowells
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
So I've read a lot of mixed reviews about this ship, lots of negative reviews which are definitely not objective ! This is the first European owned cruise ship that I've been on (The others include Carnival, Royal Caribbean, NCL, Princess ... Read more
laprincessa7
Member Since 2007
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed September 2014
I was concerned about booking this cruise after the iffy reviews MSC got but it satisfied my criteria of debarkation port - Southampton, ports visited - Northern Europe, and number of nights I had available - 7. The ship is smaller than ... Read more
alexturf
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed September 2014
We took an 11 day cruise out of Southampton to Northern Europe on the Opera ship. We booked a suite and it was roomy, it even had a walking closet, which was great. The ship, which is about 14 years is and has never been updated was fine. ... Read more
lamchops
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
1,038 forum post
We have never been on cruise in which we've had a bad time. Cost & value is always a consideration for us and we rarely pay for any optional services or meals onboard. We treat the ship as a floating hotel and book based mainly on ... Read more
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susangkeith@aim.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
We just returned from a Baltic cruise on MSC Orchestra sailing from Kiel, Germany. The cruise surpassed our expectations. We have been on over 70 cruises and found the cabin to be spacious, well decorated and had the most storage of any I ... Read more
NellieVA
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
158 forum posts
We just returned from a week-long trip aboard the MSC Orchestra to Norway and Sweden. Aside from one other family we met on board, we believe we were the only Americans aboard this sailing. This was our second experience with MSC -- the ... Read more
Cruisin-Geezer
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
685 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are British and in our sixties.  This was our 18th cruise; the 9th with MSC. We have always enjoyed the cosmopolitan experience that is indicative of this Italian line. The main national groups on this cruise were British, Dutch, ... Read more
cruisecph
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
As for the rest of the MSC fleet, MSC Poesia is a beautiful and generally well-maintained ship. However, several minor and major flaws on our Baltic cruise made us consider another cruise line for our next tour. Here are a few examples: ... Read more
iou
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2014
The boarding process was a complete chaos. the photographers want to take photos of everyone who go aboard, and when someone has refused they chased him or her. then there was the counter for the drinks packages. again, a little bit of ... Read more
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Roarke
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed for 10 nights on MSC Opera, had an inside cabin, which was large and well kept. Not kept as clean as some MSC cabins we've had, but OK. Food excellent, crew lovely, allegrisimo package just makes everything carefree and easy. Main ... Read more
karen mc
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2014
This was the first time we had cruised with MSC, previously having sailed with Princess and Royal Caribbean. We were very nervous before we went after reading the many very mixed reviews and had prepared ourselves for the worst. Firstly we ... Read more
ehogan
Member Since 2005
19 reviews
715 forum posts
Sailed July 2014
We chose this cruise as a prelude to an extended vacation in England since it conveniently sailed out of Southampton. This was our first and last experience with MSC cruises! We have sailed over thirty times on most of the large cruise ... Read more
elinsonv
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
This summer my friends and I took a cruise to the Norwegian fjords on board MSC Magnifica and were extremely disappointed. Schedule is so that most of the time you spent on the ship. From 14 days of the cruise, we went down to the the ... Read more
cruisebug17
Member Since 2009
1 review
6 forum posts
We cruised on the MSC Orchestra in July on a northern Europe itinerary from Kiel. We have cruised a few times before in Europe and from the US on Royal Caribbean (twice), Princess (once) and NCL (once). We felt that overall MSC was on a ... Read more
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AR02OUR
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
I read so many bad reviews before I went that I was dreading going. ALL I CAN SAY IS, WERE THESE PEOPLE ON A DIFFERENT CRUISE SHIP! Embarkation was very straightforward and well organised, and there was 750 embarking in Southampton. Ship ... Read more
bagwell
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed July 2014
Went on a 1 week cruise from Kiel in the baltic sea. Our second with MSC – we tried the Poesia 2 years ago. Booked this 2 weeks in advance as MSC lowered their price to fill up the ship. Got a fantastica Baclony cabin for EUR 700,- ... Read more
Anqders
Member Since 2010
1 review
Just back from our one week cruise with Orchestra, and we are a little disappointed I must say. This is my second trip with MSC Cruises, and we have been with Costa Cruises and RC before. My English is not perfect, so I will focus on the ... Read more
Southoztraveller
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
This MSC cruise was the 4th of 4 cruises during 10 weeks in Europe. I have left writing this review from our arrival home to try and establish some objectivity, I struggle. Embarkation was a debacle, we stood for over 4 hours, only to ... Read more
GOLDSURFER
Member Since 2014
1 review
Booked this cruise for myself partner Maureen and my friend and his wife to give them a taste of cruising, first time for them.We have cruised 17 times between us, Maureen cruised on here May 2013.Our ages are 75 & 70 and Maureen has ... Read more
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