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223 MSC Barcelona Cruise Reviews
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Hevrichietorre
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 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
26 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
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
ejknowles1@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
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
2 helpful votes
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
tango queen
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I have just read reviews of Splendida in November 2015 - very similar reviews. I do agree, however, that the embarkation in Barcelona left a lot to be desired. It was not organised at all and, unfortunately, no one person appeared to ... Read more
fishy300
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 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
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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
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
10 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
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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
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
2 reviews
29 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
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
2 helpful votes
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
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
1 forum post
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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