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203 MSC Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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jcmankow
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have been on many cruises and found MSC Poesia a great cruise. I read all the bad reviews and book anyway because they were going to the destinations I wanted to visit. I'm glad I booked, I was happily surprised at how clean the ship ... Read more
Vernon William
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship was clean, staff very friendly and helpful. Cabins were small but comfortable and beautifully furnished and decorated. Rooms were beautifully cleaned and staff was very professional. Signage inside ship was not very ... Read more
Yariann
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Great cruise, good staff and service. Booked for my honeymoon and enjoyed the cruise's schedule. To our surprise we got an upgrade to a room with balcony and it was very spacious and comfortable. Loved the Gaudi style pools and the varied ... Read more
tomcruise227
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 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
10 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

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travelling Coco
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
WARNING! Do not ever go on MSC cruises! Here's why- I travelled with my mother, my father, my brother, His child (7), My husband and my two daughters (Age 12 and 7) Embarkation: We arrived at Barcelona airport and went up to the MSC ... Read more
Kieran Kearns
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This is a long review, but honestly, if you bear with me, I promise you that you will be informed about the good and bad sides of this company through my experience. We cruised for the week 4-11 May 2016. Transfers to & from the ... Read more
ainemus
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
16 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
5 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
10 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
21 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
8 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
14 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
3 reviews
4 forum posts
3 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
7 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
4 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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