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756 MSC Family Cruise Reviews

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NellieVA
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
158 forum posts
My wife, teenaged daughter, and I just returned from a seven-day cruise aboard the MSC Musica. We departed Copenhagen, with ports of call in Stockholm, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, and Kiel. This was our third sailing with MSC, having been ... Read more
Parbuckle
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Very average cruise ship in all regards.. with the exception being the shows at night, and the excellent employees. The MSC Orchestra has the feeling of being back in the 80's, with no "wow!" factor at all. There's a reason we ... Read more
bernie simpson
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The MSC Cruise was recomended to us by our friends who travelled last year and enjoyed .their trip. Embarkation was a bit stressfull as it took a long time for people to get sorted too many people in a small space with very little ... Read more
Peter.barlow@outlook.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
drloki
Member Since 2016
1 review
37 helpful votes
Im a long time experienced cruiser both in the Caribbean and Europe but I am making this rating based on comparative Caribbean cruise lines. This is my first MSC cruise and frankly I choose it because the price was $1000 less then the ... Read more

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mwolczak
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have to say I was overall disappointed with this cruise line and the ship itself. Perhaps my expectations were too high going into it as I had incorrectly made the assumption that the price was set low as a tactic to compete in the ... Read more
Reading mom14
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
It was a big, beautiful ship that was kept clean and smoke free. But that was it. The pillows were flat and lumpy like popcorn. The food ranged from ok to disgusting. That was in the buffet and dining room because all other restaurants ... Read more
mrnew2008
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I think MSC caters to the European market which is okay if that is their target market. I think they have some growing to do to target the American Cruiser. Having been on 4 different cruise lines, I am accustomed to over-the-top service ... Read more
holidays11
Member Since 2016
1 review
Cruised on MSC Orchestra. The ship was lovely, clean and tidy. Not too big and not too small. We had cabin 11080 which was a balcony and it was a slight bigger balcony than the normal ones as it was on the corner. 2 adults and 1 ... Read more
Nigel 46
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed July 2016
We had never cruised with MSC but had seen their ships. This cruise fitted in with our holiday itinerary so we thought we would give it a try. We had 3 adults and 2 children which made booking cabins complicated. We phoned MSC in London ... Read more

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Petruspavlov
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
7 days cruise MSC (Sinfonia), Venice-Split-Santorini-Mykonos-Dubrovnik-Ancona. Departure 2016/07/23 and arrival 2016/07/30. Previous cruise experience with RCCL, 7 days in Caribbean 2008 (Freedom of the seas) and 7 days in Mediterranean ... Read more
jrobinjr
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
The prices were great for a 7 day cruise, children 12 and under were free with an adult (except for daily fees). Destinations were great (Ocho Rios Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Nassau). Website is a mess, slow, links did not go ... Read more
J Mohon
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
jrm2012
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
Like others have mentioned, we were a little hesitant when booking this cruise due to the mixed reviews we read. The price being so much lower than other cruise lines with similar itineraries was what ultimately convinced us to book with ... Read more
aramos0712
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We had a great time! We go on a cruise at least once a year. We were worried about this cruise because I read all the negative reviews, but as it turns out it's the most fun we've had on a cruise in a long time. We were upgraded to a ... Read more

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renaldo
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Horrific. We went on the cruise from Venice to Split Santorini Mykonos and Dubrovnik Ancona and ending in Venice. It was the worst service and the worst food I have ever encountered The staff are miserable unhelpful and downright rude ... Read more
dkkctodd@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We drove to Miami and parked in Premier Parking Garage which is half the price of the port. Embarkation was extremely smooth and fast. We(me, husband and 2 late teens) packed essentials in a backpack planning to be without a room for a ... Read more
te1435@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Exemplary customer service!!! My daughter and I have food sensitivities this really limited what we would be able to eat on the cruise. One of the guest service agents set up a meeting with the Hotel Manger AND the Executive Chef of the ... Read more
juliefouc
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
My husband and I have done 5 other cruises in the past (with cruise lines other than MSC). We wanted to introduce my reluctant parents to cruising, as well as take our two young sons (aged 2 and 5) on their first cruise. MSC offered more ... Read more
Webmommy
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise line based on price point and the length of the cruise. Our travel agent had not cruised this line before, but the price and destination were perfect. There are pros, which I will cover first. I am widowed and sailed ... Read more

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eyeSmith
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
This cruise surpassed our expectations. The MSC Divina ship was nearly new, well-kept, and glamorous. The cabins were larger and more luxurious than we thought they would be. The shows were first class and captivating. The shows ... Read more
gpagliaro
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed July 2016
Embarkation/Disembarkation process went very smooth. The lounge experience represent a great concept for the waiting time. Our cabin was very clean and spacious. Courtesy and attention were continuously provided by the staff members. ... Read more
kdlovescrusing
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
Sailed on MSC Divina for the first time over the 4th of July weekend. It was a short cruise Saturday to Tuesday. I was a little apprehensive about sailing on MSC based on the mixed reviews but I got a really great rate so couldn't pass ... Read more
Dan The Trip Man
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
The ship is beautiful. The staff is horrible. They are bunch of arrogant unprofessional people. The only redeeming quality is the nighttime shows. MSC needs to work on training their staff to understand that being nice is something people ... Read more
genuine1998@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Hubby and I booked Divina as first-timers, and we almost didn't. What a MISTAKE it would have been to miss out on this. First, it is important to read the literature and know your options. The buffet around the pool serves a lot of ... Read more

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