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921 MSC Family Cruise Reviews
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pilotman1215
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Just came off the ship today. Reading the reviews on here prior to the cruise i tried to prepare myself to a lack of service.... I was overwhelmed by the third day. I will keep it short with 20 disasters MIA- St. Martin- San Jaun- Bahamas- ... Read more
tinhat1234
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
The ship is very nice, we boarded at Genoa for 7 nights. We have never done MSC, always Celebrity, NCL etc so was looking forward to a change. It certainly was!! We had booked Aurea class so checking in was quick as you by-pass the ... Read more
Klondike56
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
23 forum posts
The reason we chose the MSC Poesia was to fit the the schedule of our family. Eight of us. Daughter her husband and four grandchildren. This was our third Mediterranean cruse. Norwegian Epic and Carnival Vista were the first two. ... Read more
CDSMIA
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
87 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We took this cruise as a family adventure to celebrate our son and daughter in law's 10th anniversary. The main draw was that kids sail free which was a major factor for our sons with small children. We have sailed extensively ... Read more
frenchm
Member Since 2017
1 review
137 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My family and I had an awesome experience on the MSC Divina! What did I love...everything from the dining experience to the shows to the rooms. We traveled to Ocho Rios, Jamaica (not the best port but not MSC's fault), to Georgetown, ... Read more
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SoulAdventurer
Member Since 2017
1 review
We had some high expectations for having both a great family cruise with our kids - ages 3 and 5, and some relaxing alone time for us parents. The ship is beautiful and the balcony cabin we all shared was great and spacious enough for ... Read more
Reds4life
Member Since 2017
1 review
137 forum posts
49 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the price. We had never been on a cruise and were planning on being in Florida to visit family and decided to give it a shot. We flew down the day before and spent the night in Deerfield Beach to start off ... Read more
kennyg88
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose MSC because kids were free and we had heard what a beautiful ship it was, both of which were true, but that was about the extent of the pros of this cruise. This ship has the worst customer service of any I have been on (We have ... Read more
Musthavewine
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We cruised Memorial Day week on our first cruise. My husband, 2 young daughters and myself really enjoyed ourselves the ship is absolutely beautiful. The food was great in the main dining room as was the buffet but the buffet is chaotic. ... Read more
heat shield104
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This cruise was chosen purely for the itinerary,it was the only one with any cruise line that called at the ports that we wanted.We had cruised with MSC before and we said then NEVER AGAIN but relented due to the the places visited. ... Read more
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sandpiper35
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
273 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Well we are back from our MSC Divina cruise. May 20-27th. We chose this cruise for the sail port and value offered. The yacht club perks were fantastic. Most days we had the pool and whirlpool to ourselves. Top Sail Lounge, very ... Read more
CaptainHooks
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I was trying to book a NCL cruise to burn my deposit. Last year we went on their Baltic cruise. Copenhagen, Tallin, St Petersburg, etc. They have a Norway Fjord cruise but sold out pretty quick and it was pricey. Further searching we found ... Read more
channels87
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
The professionalism this cruise ship brought to the table made the difference!!!! Over the last 10 years i have been on many cruises and this cruise has got to be one of the best ones my family and i have enjoyed. The embarkation was ... Read more
mudcatkevin
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
47 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We have been on numerous cruises with Royal and with Carnival. I give you this background information to give you as a reader the proper perspective of my opinion. We have never given a bad review of any cruise. We feel the value of a ... Read more
TheSoccerCoach
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
154 forum posts
22 helpful votes
What can I say? This is our second cruise on the Divina and she only gets more divine each time! Embarkation was super smooth and felt very fast. We arrived around 11am and were on board a little after noon. We had a blast meeting ... Read more
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gangof5
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
Have always wanted to try this ship and did not regret the choice. Here is a real review for real people. Embarkation/Check in: we arrived at 10:45 a.m. and were on the ship by 11:45 a.m. nice touch to have juice and sparkling ... Read more
miki76
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
162 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I am going to focus specifically on the ship and not the ports. We chose this cruise do to the 2 for 1 sale. We had 5 cabins most interior with one balcony. Ages 26 to 69. As everyone says, the ship is beautiful and it's being cleaned ... Read more
malaymooi
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
The price and destination are just perfect for my price range. The places which we visited were Baltic and the overnight stay in Saint Petersburg was a plus. I did not participate in the ship shore excursion as I wanted to work on my own ... Read more
normana
Member Since 2017
1 review
We are retired and live in a small town (Montagu) some 180 km from Cape Town and chose the cruise for its length of 21 days as well as for the countries visited culminating in Venice. The embarkation/disembarkation processes were well ... Read more
jayintx
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
274 forum posts
We had spent 5 weeks in Dubai and Southern Africa and saw this 21 day itinerary from Cape Town to Venice as an attractive way to travel to Europe. The ship is older, but has been refurbished and cabins added a few years back. We found ... Read more
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Dannylam
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
You can't argue with the price for this 21-night cruise from Cape Town to Venice, with return flights included in the price. It was a good value for money cruise. Would I go on the MSC cruises again? Most probably not because :- 1. The ... Read more
Podium
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
The pick-up from the airport and boarding the ship, went very well. The facilities at the ship is very good, but that is probably all at the positive list. The service in the 2 receptions, were non existing. There were a huge lack of ... Read more
MaggsG
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We decided on a 5 day cruise featuring South African performers so that we could relax and also see some shows. The shows are top class and also having the opportunity of chatting to the performers when seeing them at the various bars and ... Read more
Antonfou
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Relaxing and good value for money, the best break away for me and my wife During this time no need to prepare food or washing dishes, just relaxing and do the thing you realy want to do without worrying about the things at home and ... Read more
Engeladutoit
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
We went to Mozambic in 2010 and when I disembarked, I knew 3 days was not enough, this time I went on a 5 day cruise and it is STILL NOT ENOUGH. Food were really good, pizza all day and all night long, Children under 18 are kept busy the ... Read more
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