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cmoro
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
15th cruise - yes, I DO have a clue :) Overall: Not impressed. I would go again only if we got the 4-person balcony for $1400 like those who booked 10 months in advance did. We booked 6 months in advance and paid $2800. This boat, ... Read more
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milaydaurena
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Before cruising with MCS Divina I read the reviews and they were very poorly so bad that I thought that by June things were going to be much better as a result of the previous reviews but I was so wrong. The personnel in the cruise ... Read more
Black_Sheep
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
40 forum posts
8 helpful votes
First time MSC-cruiser. American. Travelled with 24 of my family members, June 11-18, 2016. Ocho Rios, Cayman/Georgetown, Cozumel, Nassau. Have travelled on +/- 6 other cruises, on other lines. Quick review: Embarkation and ... Read more
goldi272
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
19 forum posts
102 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I must apologize in advance for my very lengthy review, but felt I should be fair and practical in my findings. I will say that prior to this cruise, I had only sailed on Carnival, so in all fairness, it isn't a true apples to apples ... Read more
dr.anuraaggarg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
this was the first cruise we took , that too after so many apprehensions that we may end up managing the motion sickness issue of mine and my daughter , but to our surprise both had no issue of nausea etc . at all . we stayed for one ... Read more

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Two Jerrys
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We cruised with MSC last year and loved it so booked again. This route was amazing - Venice - Bari - Olympia - Santorini - Athens - Corfu - Kotor. We are still pinching ourselves in disbelief that we saw so much in 7 days! We were on a ... Read more
spclkrn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise primarily for the itinerary and price. We were celebrating our anniversary and our granddaughter's high school graduation. My 87 yr old mom was with us as well. I was a bit concerned after reading the reviews about ... Read more
Merrykalia
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
5 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We chose to cruise on the MSC Divina with our two children, aged 8 and 11 and with another couple who are in their early 60s. The major contributing factor was the price. This is my 17th cruise and we have cruised with NCL, Carnival, ... Read more
sean4776@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This was my 8th cruise. Previously 6 with Princess and 1 with RCL. The ship is beautiful and very clean. Food was very good! The shows in the theater was just fabulous, The only two complaints are: Very little or very bad ... Read more
Breezer1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We were very pleased with our first MSC Cruise so we decided to Cruise with them again . Our ship was the MSC Proezia one of the newest MSC Ships . We chose a balcony stateroom on the 11th deck . The room was typically small but no ... Read more

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mmishreki@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Overall the ship itself is fine. The amenities are plentiful. The room is adequate (not large but not terribly small either). Here's a breakdown of each item: Itinerary - Excellent ports of call. They were all about the same, ... Read more
rosepetal_irl
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
32 forum posts
5 helpful votes
After 2 very rough years we needed a break away and this cruise came up at a great price so we went for it. As we always say, a bad cruise holiday is better than no holiday at all, although we wouldn't call it 'bad' just disappointing. ... Read more
srogers
Member Since 2005
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We got a great deal on a balcony room when the special was buy 1 get 1 free and our MSC travel consultant got us on Deck 13 and was great food and shows. I would recommend it to anyone. The shows were great and especially the acrobatics ... Read more
photogcrazy
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
73 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I would sail Davina again in a heartbeat. We sailed from 5/21/16 through 5/28/16 on the eastern itinerary. The embarkation was flawless, quick and efficient. The cabin was ready as soon as we boarded (about 2:00). The first thing we ... Read more
AtlantaVol
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
242 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This was our 19th cruise and our first on MSC. There are some good points but in many other areas, MSC is way behind lines like Celebrity, Princess and Royal Caribbean. I'll just hit some of our main comments/observations: PROS: We ... Read more

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tomcruise227
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
Christine B
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I chose MSC because they were going to unique ports of call that many others were not in Northern Europe. The ports of call were Gdynia (Poland), Klapedia (Lithuania), Riga (Latvia), Tallin (Estonia), St. Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki ... Read more
raleprice
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We are a family of four. Our children are both college aged boys. We were looking for a great itinerary (we've done this itinerary twice before) a good price and something to upgrade from Carnival. This cruise was 99% wonderful. The ... Read more
carmen.savva
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had a fantastic trip and I can highly recommend this experience to anyone. The embarkation process went really smoothly without any problems. We loved the stop over ports, although they were all obviously a little rushed. Felt a ... Read more
congapete@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The ship is beautiful. We had a few areas of disappointment. 1. The buffet for the most part was boring and the quality was poor. We did enjoy the pizza from time to time. You had to watch to make sure it had a crispy bottom. If not is ... Read more

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SUSIEK
Member Since 2001
4 reviews
383 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Our background: Couple in our 40's with a 10 year old son. We live in Florida and cruise often. Other lines we have sailed... Carnival, Princess, Celebrity, Royal and NCL. Embarkation: Smooth and easy. With the Loyalty Match ... Read more
wilfred09
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
First time on such a large ship (3200 Passengers) I have been on smaller ships. Unable to explore Venice because of timeline with arrivals and departures. The ship was excellent, cabins were good size and well equipped, only news channels ... Read more
TENERIFE1995
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Really horrible experience and will not advice anybody to choose this cruise. Food on 13th floor seems to be for cattles disgusting and no organisation at all. You will need to spend half an hour looking for a table. Although we went ... Read more
Trvlr37
Member Since 2001
12 reviews
2,529 forum posts
9 helpful votes
PROS - MSC Divina is gorgeous - very European and classy. - Crystal Staircase is beautiful and more gorgeous than in photos. - Lobster tail at dinner and large prawns served in main dining room. Many lines do not serve lobster ... Read more
airpricing
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
There is a mixed message in the whole experience with MSC. This is also my personal opinion, and based on my expectations. The ship is really nice, and the decor contemporary, as well as the whole web checkin, pre-cruise emails, ... Read more

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