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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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203 MSC Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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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
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
lornajoan
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
valencia expat
Member Since 2012
1 review
19 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

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PB333
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
1 review
12 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
Sxparen
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
2 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
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
reviewer12345
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
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

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Puffin68
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Ansky
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
First, the website is horrendous and customer service representatives are downright nasty. We booked the Divina for a Med cruise in 2014 for this year. We were all excited as we were a group of 11. Everyone got the Premium drink package ... Read more
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arlengarrison
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Loved our time at MSC Divina. The restaurant staff was great. Ship is beautiful. ExceIlent food! Would go back again and recommend the Mediterranean cruise to anyone. The only thing I would suggest is to train the customer service better. ... Read more
Milkman123
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Although not my first cruise, this was my first with MSC and will be my last. We left Barcelona and our initial reaction on boarding MSC Fantasia was WOW! The ship it self is beautiful, the atrium with its crystal staircase, the lounges, ... Read more

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kh1628
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
My worst cruise ever! I’ve sailed twice with Tompson, twice with MSC Fantasia, with MSC Orchestra and MSC Lirica but MSC Divina brings shame onto an otherwise good cruise company. The staff was rude, unhelpful and poorly trained. The ... Read more
TulipBee
Member Since 2013
1 review
81 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let me start with the good things. This is a beautiful ship. The public spaces are sleek, the Swarovski crystal staircase is an amazing talking point. The cabins (mine was a balcony on deck 10) were spacious and clean. The bathrooms were ... Read more
AndreH
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We did the Western Med cruise from Barcelona in April 2015 , the check in was so smooth, no hassles, no waiting, all excusions i had pre booked was 100% accurate as well as drinks vouchers. The service on the ship, Splendida, was fantastic ... Read more
Ian van Jaarsveld
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our first European visit and our second MSC cruise. An absolutely wonderful experience bordering on decadence treatment. The entire process from embarkation to disembarkation was handled superbly. This despite the tragic events the week ... Read more
mistertoaster
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
83 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
We booked a Yacht Club room for our first Mediterranean cruise. As background, we had previously sailed in the Yacht Club on the MSC Divina from Miami. We liked that cruise, and booked the Splendida for this cruise. We traveled ... Read more

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