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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
  • Features the ship-within-a-ship Yacht Club concept
  • MSC Divina Miami-based year-round
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211 MSC Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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fishy300
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 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
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
8 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
5 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

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argonauts
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
Grandch53dren
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 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
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
5 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

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lornajoan
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 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
4 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
valencia expat
Member Since 2012
1 review
28 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Having read many of the reviews, embarked on the cruise with some trepidation. We had the most wonderful experience, it is difficult to find fault. Food was outstanding, we had room service for breakfast and ate lunch in the Villa ... Read more
PB333
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed September 2015
I read many of these reviews and can relate to the disappointment lots of travelers have had with MSC Cruises. We recently did a Mediterranean cruise with MSC out of Barcelona and found the ship was good but the staff were lacking in ... Read more
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ShaynaLady
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We have sailed on the MSC Divina in the Caribbean and was very pleased - however, our cruise in the Mediterranean was VERY disappointing. The ship is beautiful and well maintained - however, the food was TERRIBLE - the menu completely ... Read more

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Sxparen
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Just came back from our Meditarranean cruise on MSC and we have nothing but glowing reviews for the staff friendliness, multilingual, pleasant and helpfulness. The food was fabulous be it at the dining room or the buffet which had fresh ... Read more
Frank Galway
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
My wife and i travelled as part of a group of 27 travellers. We spent two nights in bacelona prior to joining the ship. Check in at barcelona port was very efficient and well organised. Divina is a big ship with capacity of nearly 4,000 ... Read more
haz22
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
Sailed September 2015
We are seasoned cruisers mainly CCL & RC and we decided to try an entirely different line to celebrate mom's birthday. MSC was offering a fly/cruise/hotel/ package that fit our budget; 7adults and 2 children. Ms Divina is certainly a ... Read more
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charlesnMiami
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
Just got home from a 10 Day Mederterain cruise/hotel pkg on the MSC Divina. MSC Divina is a beautiful ship and I have booked others on her and taken friends on cruises out of Miami with out too many issues. This was my 4th sailing on ... Read more
Sue Pattinson
Member Since 2015
1 review
The ship it's self is emaculate and beautiful but the entertainment is terrible and leaves you bored to tears. The bar staff are extremely rude and it is a chore for them to serve you. The cleaners on the ship are very friendly and ... Read more

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reviewer12345
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed July 2015
Decor - MSc Divina's decor attempts to be an elegant and sophisticated, however its over the top sparkly and glittery appearance resulted in it looking extremely tacky. Service - There is a 15% service charge on everything ... Read more
Finola Treze
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
Arrived In Barcelona Airport, MSC guys told us we weren't on there list so wouldn't take us to port. They were extremely rude. we had to pay for taxi to port even though we had it included in our package. MSC said they would put ... Read more
Paddy the Irishman
Member Since 2015
1 review
We brought our family on a surprise cruise for our daughter 40th and our sons 50th birthday which falls in 2015. We didn't tell the family what we were doing just to bring their passports to Dublin Airport. There was eight of us going ... Read more
Puffin68
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Recently went on a cruise to the western Med with MSC Cruise lines and wanted to share our experience. There are a lot of valuable tips and information from other forum members so for anyone planning a cruise, I agree it pays to do your ... Read more
Jessie Price
Member Since 2015
1 review
It seems that not many Brits have heard of MSC Cruises yet - so we're going to do our best to keep it a secret for a while longer! Our family of 2 adults and 2 kids (10 and 6) had our first cruise around the Med in May half term week on ... Read more

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