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223 MSC Barcelona Cruise Reviews
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J.Thomas
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I had previously sailed on the OPERA on her maiden voyage, that was wonderful. I had expected this cruise to match that one. I was wrong. Everything, but everything had to be paid for, right down to water on ... Read more
Rrr3h
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
The sheer hard work, friendliness and professionalism of the on board staff would be hard to better. The food is of a high standard, abundant and beautifully presented. Our cabin was superb, well attended, comfortable and clean as a new ... Read more
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joern
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise and we were certainly not disappointed. The ship was fantastic and all the staff were always smiling. Food was very good, all though I was surprised that they could not make a real caparchio. We had a balcony ... Read more
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mulcaster1
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Our first ever cruise! We joined friends at a weaker moment, worried we would be too young, wouldn't like the experience, sea sick and bored!! Well we could not be father from the truth. It was amazing. Loved the ship, so big there ... Read more
Rog and Nod
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Ship: Very clean throughout, impressive art displays throughout the ship.Embarkation very quick at the time we boarded. Disembarkation very well organised and directed. Food was reasonable given the number of people on board whichever ... Read more
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Peter Mendez
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose MSC due to its competitive price, the fact that we both love Italian food and the very good Itinerary of this particular Cruise. The ship was very nice, our room was very clean and nice, our dinner Waiter was superb and our ... Read more
ZapCity
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
16 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I’ve never added anything to the forum so though it was time to pay back for all of the great info. I have found during my research for a recent cruise. It really is a great place to find out what to expect, but it’s like most ... Read more
Peter.barlow@outlook.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Our first ever cruise was a test for us as we had only ever stayed in 5 star hotels previously and expected a lot. I must say that we were very pleasantly surprised in that the cruise with MSC on Fantasia yacht club was fantastic. Best ... Read more
lynneesh
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We have cruised with MSC before, so the free upgrade from inside to balcony, £ discount and free kids, breakfast on balcony was a no brainer !. We travelled with our 2 children aged 16 and 10, also our mothers aged 68 and 78. We ... Read more
J Mohon
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Chose this Ship because of the fact it had a Yacht Club section. We were in cabin 16033 which was a good size and had everything we needed. The Yacht Club experience was great for us as no problem getting a lounger, it had its own lounge ... Read more
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mayal
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We had sailed with M.S.C. before and really enjoyed the experience. We went in July, having gone in June the pervious year, and we found a lot more children on board. We stayed in Barcelona for 2 nights before the cruise, and 2 nights ... Read more
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jcmankow
Member Since 2009
1 review
24 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
5 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
Freshwater1940
Member Since 2013
1 review
16 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
DISAPPOINTING (1) msc up graded our cabin (or so they claimed) and relocated us directly under the uper dance deck ..... imagine untill 2 am in the morning thump - thump - thump over your head. (2) 80% of the pasengers on the ... Read more
Yariann
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
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tomcruise227
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
12 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
travelling Coco
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 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
19 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
Kerad
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed April 2016
That was my first cruise ever and I did not know what to expect. After reading some bad reviews I was a bit concerned as I am very fussy about cleanliness and service so my expectation was not very high. I was on the Aurora package and I ... Read more
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ainemus
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
19 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
21 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
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
MissLizzy
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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
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