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199 MSC Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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tomcruise227
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
From the food to the service, we (7 people) were very happy with our MSC experience. Embarkation was easy and quick in Barcelona, no crowds. The ship we sailed on (Fantasia) was always very clean, there always seemed to be staff cleaning ... Read more
Bricklayer
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Just returned from our 2nd MSC Cruise, we are experienced cruisers with more than 25 under our belts ! This cruise was in MSC's Yacht Club facility. And I have to say, it was AMAZING ! From the outset, when we checked in, we were so ... Read more
ainemus
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We absolutely loved this cruise from start to finish. The boat was spectacular, in decor, size and variety of bars and restaurants onboard. We boarded in Barcelona and it only took about an hour to go through the entire process. Our room ... Read more
Glittergirl12
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This is our 2nd cruise. Our first was with Celebrity. The itinerary means that guests are disembarking at many of the stops, and new guests are getting on. We had a balcony room on deck 12 with an allegresimo drinks package. The ... Read more
Lois Fraser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
From start to finish the staff of MSC were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent in the L' arabeque restaurant as were the waiters. The variety of food in the buffet was excellent especially at breakfast. The ... Read more

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MissLizzy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Ended our cruise on MSC Preziosa today and have mixed feelings. Took the Aurea package and was on deck 12. The ship is beautifull and very clean. Staff were friendly. Embarkation in Barcelona was a dream, I think we were the first on at ... Read more
a.verapuerto@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My experience aboard preziosa msc has been fantastic. Despite going completely full, he did not give the feeling of massification and other shipping. Fantastic food in the buffet much choice, and even a children's menu with ... Read more
Hevrichietorre
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Even before we got on board we were bombarded with staff asking us to book excursions, spa treatments etc. Embarkation itself was speedy, this is the one and only time! The ship is stunning, our cabin at first glance was nice. Then we saw ... Read more
patsybarry
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
I have never posted a review of anything before, but having read so many negative reviews before my trip I was a bit concerned before leaving si I felt I should write a review to reassure people who have booked. I have cruised before with ... Read more
BigDominBrighton
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Preziosa was only launched in 2013, so very sparkly shiny and new, huge ship and lots of facilities, most areas kept clean and up dated, sadly from the moment you board you are bombarded with multiple offers of purchasing drinks/tour ... Read more

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ejknowles1@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We sailed on the Preziosa the first week in January. The ship was first class, very clean and well maintained. Our room (balcony) was a nice size, comfortable and well furnished. Security was tight which was comforting. But be ... Read more
doran
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I were so looking forward to this cruise just to chill out and relax. We had booked the all inclusive drinks package and all the excursions so leaving us with just deciding what to wear for the evening ( not too much to ... Read more
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saif8897
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
this was our second cruise with MSC. The cruise itself had a good itinerary, started from Barcelona, went round Marcilles, then three ports in Italy, Malta and then back to Barcelona. I believe you are reading this because you have ... Read more
fishy300
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
12 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
Chapo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
The ship itself was gorgeous & kept beautifully. However the variations in levels of service we experienced were just too great for the money paid. We were unfortunate that on our cruise was a group of almost 1000 French accordion ... Read more
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JacquieRT
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I was on a 17 day transatlantic and as an avid cruiser, this was by far, the worst experience of my life...the first and last on MSC. MSC, take a page from your top two competitors...you have a long way to go. The Pros: gorgeous ship, ... Read more
Battoutofhell
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
best about this cruise was the drinks package, fine dinning in the villa verde, I thought i was at an audition of Oliver ? please sir give me more, you could fit the 3 courses on a single plate, people would go up to the buffet after fine ... Read more
Gillro
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My wife and I were on an 18 day Repositioning cruise from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, USA with 8 Ports of Call (including Miami) from Oct. 25 to Nov. 11 2015. Pros:1- Exceptional itinerary. 2- The MSC Divina is , for sure, a beautiful ... Read more
argonauts
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a transatlantic cruise on MSC Divina and I must say I was most dissatisfied with the experience. while MSC can not be held responsible for the weather, the areas they do have control over need urgent attention. Food ... Read more
Mullers
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I did a cruise few month ago on the Msc splendida in the yacht club but i didnt like so much the staff there, no too much polite. Well i wanted to give another chance booking another cruise on Msc fantasia but not in the yacht club! I had ... Read more

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Grandch53dren
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Wonderful ship, truly beautiful.The staff are so friendly and warm, always happy and willing to do anything that you request.The state rooms are a really good size with everything that you need,we had a balcony and that was an added ... Read more
iturner4527
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We chose a cruise on the MSC Orchestra after Norwegian Cruise Lines decided to change the dates of the cruise on which we had made a confirmed deposit (without notifying us, I might add). Since we already had flights to Barcelona paid ... Read more
gtorrellas
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Its difficult to write this review, normally I like to write about the good things one experience but unfortunately this is not going to be such review: 1- Embarkation - not clearly signed and not enough staff guiding people to check ... Read more
lornajoan
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The best thing about MSC Splendida is the crystal staircases in the main atrium. Otherwise, in my opinion, corporate policy for this cruise line needs a serious overhaul. The ship seems poorly managed and directives from the top down ... Read more
carolinacruiser72
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I read a lot of different reviews for this cruise line and this ship and started to get a little worried before my cruise. This cruise was fantastic! I will say that if you have a bad attitude or can't just go with the flow when you are on ... Read more

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