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127 MSC Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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Fitoldies
Member Since 2013
1 review
we arrived by train at Southampton quite early got cab to docks MSC laid on tea coffee and light snacks at mid day with my blue card I was first to board and to a very happy crew who made us very welcome on board . We went to our cabin ... Read more
JM4715
Member Since 2013
1 review
we saw this Norway itinerary advertised by a different travel agency to the one we have booked with for August at what looked like a very reasonable price so we signed up for it in an inside cabin. As we booked 7 months prior to travelling ... Read more
Wilsonthehamster
Member Since 2013
1 review
...but the price was too good to miss and boy are we glad we booked it - we had a great time! We have cruised extensively with P&O, RCI, Celebrity and NCL. I will try to remain objective with my review (my first!) as had I believed ... Read more
IMcG666
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
Our first time on MSC and what value they deliver. We have previously cruised Princess, HAL, P&O but none of these matched MSC in terms of value or fun. Our friends placed MSC below Cunard but way ahead of P&O. Embarkation and ... Read more
beachluver9
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
618 forum posts
We have just returned from our first MSC cruise. We took the 7-day Baltic cruise out of Copenhagen on MSC Musica. After reading all of the unpleasant reviews about MSC on this site, my husband opted to stay home so my 17 yr old daughter ... Read more

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sidari
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
6,571 forum posts
Live from the Broom Cupboard Quite Long MSC Opera cruise 15th June 2013 Itinery Southampton UK round trip to, Ijmuiden/ Amsterdam Holland, Flam, Stavanger and Oslo Norway. This review deals mostly with the ship rather than the places ... Read more
pykelet
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed June 2013
Just arrived back from the Norwegian Fjords cruise on MSC Opera.... This was the first time we had cruised with MSC and we'll definitely go with them again. The ship was lovely and clean and there was plenty to occupy your time even ... Read more
Tikanes
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed June 2013
Having sailed on MSC 5 years ago and had no complaints I felt confident in using them again for a belated 80th birthday celebration for my cousin along with other members of our family. Things went wrong almost from the first as I tried to ... Read more
dun123das
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
208 forum posts
Sailed June 2013
MSC OPERA - JUNE 2013  Holiday Inn Hotel  Pleasant welcome, asked if we were cruising and whether we would like to face the port so we could see our ship arrive in the morning. Very good disability-friendly room for Nik, our 38 ... Read more
Sheilariser
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2013
Having read the reviews prior to our cruise we were surprised to find the opposite. For example everyone complained about massive amounts of noisy children...our cruise only had a handful of kids, our son being the only English speaking ... Read more

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cruise_guide1980
Member Since 2013
1 review
Where to start?! First of all embarkation was awful. We were waiting and waiting for embarkation in Copenhagen very long in cold terminal without heating. When we put step on this ship for first time, no welcome from anyone. We just ... Read more
Ashleyandchris
Member Since 2010
1 review
13 forum posts
7 Nighter out of Southampton at half-term with two 13 year old boys. Initial impression - boarding was the worst we have ever experienced. Bearing in mind we have been on much bigger ships ( Allure,Epic)and boarded in 15 mins, the wait of ... Read more
Holstebro
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1,090 forum post
Having read reviews on the MSC Poesia we were prepared for a beautiful ship with substandard service but our cruise to Stockholm, Tallin, Sankt Petersburg and Kiel by far exceeded our expectations. It is true that food is not available ... Read more
rieknie
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
first of all don't look at my English, I'm dutch speaking. well this was our first cruise and I was terrified because of all the bad reviews, but I got surprised! ( in a good way) ship : the ship is beautiful, lot of bars , lovely ... Read more
Maisie Kater
Member Since 2012
1 review
Not rated Sailed June 2012
Just returned from an eleven day cruise to Norway with one day in Amsterdam. The country was magnificent and the weather brilliant and therefore the cruise already gets 3 stars. There were only a couple of dozen English speakers on board ... Read more

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ShaNayNay34
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
Background - We were first time big ship cruisers so we did not have anything to compare the experience to except a River Boat and they aren't even comparable! We are Americans living in Germany so are quite used to the "European" ... Read more
angela4
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed June 2012
we are 4 pensioners aged between 65 and 72,my husband and i are seasoned cruisers travelling with most of the major companies,gold card members with cunard,for our friends it was their first cruise.after reading mixed reviews on msc ... Read more
Paul Jewell
2 reviews
When we first booked this cruise it was with some trepidation having read previous reviews, however we thought the discounted price was reasonable (£795 per person) so we took the plunge, we did find out that some Dutch people we ... Read more
brother_unknown
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
33 forum posts
(smoking permitted) passengers 30%Italian, 30%German 10%French 10%Scandenavian 5%Russian 10% other Recommended only for those who wish to lose weight. If you do have an interest in how your food tastes, then bring plenty of money ... Read more
rusty24
Member Since 2012
1 review
It was with some trepidation that we boarded the MSC Opera at Southampton. A lot of reviews of this ship are not very favourable, but I will try and be as objective as possible. We embarked after await of about 2 hours, our fault for ... Read more

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TAFFY99
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
Sailed May 2012
MSC opera baltics. we sailed from Southampton an may 3rd 2012. embarkation - we were on by 1pm bit chaotic as there had been a delay with customs (not msc) hence all the moaning started (from minute we got to terminal to minute we got ... Read more
1TheOne1
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
34 forum posts
Sailed April 2012
We just got back from a 4-night mini cruise and decided that unless MSC will remain the only cruising company, there is no way we are cruising with them again. Embarkation process was not that bad, a little too long and unorganised, I ... Read more
M & M
1 review
Sailed September 2011
We must start by saying that we only booked this cruise two days before sailing. We have never sailed with MSC before and as we got such a bargain we went with a completely open mind. When we arrived embarkation was very quick and ... Read more
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landboater
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We have taken a lot of cruises. One was on a sailing yacht, and the others were larger ships. MSC is not a good choice for Americans. You will feel less welcome and the food is nnot to our taste. This ship was like a cattle car, very ... Read more
mezza
Member Since 2007
16 reviews
780 forum posts
Having subscribed to MSC newsletters for some time, we were keen to try one of their cruises. When this great deal of 3 b2b cruises came up, we were eager to sign up and with CC reviews in hand, went with an open mind to experience the ... Read more
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