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854 MSC Family Cruise Reviews
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antonywalto
Member Since 2017
1 review
Myself along with my wife, son and family had a holiday by MSC Fantasia Cruise ship from 11 to 18 March 2017 from Dubai and back to Dubai. This was something tremendous I can imagine. we were booked in Deck 10 Sogno and Deck 5 Fantasia. ... Read more
travelingjil
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Let's say it is a beautiful ship, food in the dining room(Black Crab) was great both in portion and flavor(could not figure out why the soups that should be clear were blended,gazpacho, minestrone and french onion)and cabin size very ... Read more
skip.brandy
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
279 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Not having too many cruise lines to chose from, for January, we picked MSC for the itinerary. We read reviews, good and bad, and thought we would go for it, as this would be the last time cruising in the Mediterranean. We were ... Read more
Bigmarcojohn
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
Best designed ship (a beauty), cleanest and best staff, wonderful food variety and quality. Our most relaxing and enjoyable cruise of the 17 prior cruises with 6 other cruise lines Almost all of the negative reviews I read were totally ... Read more
lightbalb2003
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
21 helpful votes
I just returned home after a quick disembarkation this morning in Miami. It was the fastest I have ever seen despite initial confusion the night before in being able to get the right luggage tags to self assist bags off the ship. I was ... Read more
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Ottawaquail
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
For our eighth cruise, my husband and I decided to try MSC for the first time because of the itinerary, which included two islands we had not visited before (Guadeloupe and Dominican Republic). We have sailed with Royal Caribbean and ... Read more
lanouette
Member Since 2011
1 review
81 forum posts
19 helpful votes
The embarkation was extremely quick and smooth. We arrived at the port around 12:30 and boarded immediately. We waited until the next day to add a credit card to our account. The process was quick with no line. We tried to eat lunch on ... Read more
Punksma
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
19 helpful votes
My husband and I have seen advertisements for the new MSC Seaside to debut later this year. Since the Seaside looks really appealing to us, we thought we should give MSC a try by cruising on the Divina. We called our travel agent who ... Read more
Traveller250
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Itinerary was key to a revisit to the middle east, celebrating 50th year and wanted something that would be memorable to my family and myself We were not cruise newbies having travelled on RC and Celebrity Cruises in the past, this was ... Read more
oscardove
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
To be honest, I’m not usually one for these reviews as having read some in the past, they seem pretty hard to believe or they don’t allow me to put myself in their shoes, hence I haven’t taken too much notice of them. ... Read more
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aniilp
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
When I set out to find a decent destination for our honeymoon this Feb, after trotting half the globe I stumbled upon the idea of taking a cruise. After comparing various itineraries, reviews on this platform and the overall costing ... Read more
Carryondi1
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose MSC Magnifica as we had sailed with MSC twice before on the Fantasia and the Orchestra,and could not fault either ship, and the cost of an MSC cruise is very favourable So it is the Magnifica that has finally burst the MSC bubble ... Read more
Simports
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We cruised with MSC last year on the Divina and we noticed some improvements. We chose this cruise line because kids are free and fares were competitive. Pros: -Competitive rates; kids only pay the port fees/taxes -Very clean and ... Read more
Floater1976
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have been on MSC cruises about 5 times already.Most recently on January 2017.We've noticed a clear drop in standards and cutting of corners. Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth. The housekeeping and restaurant staff were ... Read more
Rooster60
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Our daughter chose this cruise as a treat for her 40th Birthday. We spent 2 days in Dubai prior to joining the cruise. We stayed in a beautiful hotel & had an amazing 2 days. Highlight of the holiday. Took a taxi to the Port, ... Read more
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Cruising 2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
After reading reviews before we left I was unsure what to expect as some were very negative about the food, entertainment and the overall experience. We travelled as a family in January 2017 and found the following: The ship was ... Read more
rotty01
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
first and foremost excellent price for aurea package which included balcony cabin, free massage and entrance to exclusive bathing area (which was great because as with most large ships sunbeds were at a premium) anytime dining was also ... Read more
apaarnold
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I was quite dubious about going on a cruise as it is far removed from the holidays I'm accustomed to. We flew from Dublin to Dubai and were met at the arrivals area by helpful MSC staff. They checked how long embarkation was taking and ... Read more
CanadaFamilyOttawa
Member Since 2017
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We choose this cruise, to see Havana, as it was docked for two night followed by several islands. Good : We had a all inclusive, so the unlimited drinks were great. The food variety at dinner was ample. Embarkation was good. ... Read more
preston1
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 helpful votes
Having read about the horror stories regarding this ship, Our party of 8 (6 adults and 2 teenagers) who have cruised mainly with celebrity, where not sure what to expect as we embarked on our fantasia experience, Embarkation Very ... Read more
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Truk
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Our travel agent recommended this cruise a bad choice. We have done up to 20 cruises and have to say MSC are the worst cruise line we have been on. Our room as fine , the food is catered for Italians, the staff was rude especially when ... Read more
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jb2864
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise, we normally do beach holidays in the Caribbean and decided to have a change as our friends had indicated how wonderful cruising is. This cruise was chosen for the destination and the cost however we ... Read more
jaltenberg
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
The MSC Divina is perhaps the nicest ship I've been on and I've seen a lot of them. The emenities were great, the service was good, the balcony rooms were larger than I expected and the entertainment was excellent. Food: The main ... Read more
maire73
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Service was good but was not told that the tip of the restaurants in the hotel and paid separately. The ship had a lot of activities, games, dances, shows. Got to eat a lot and well, drinking well as the allegrissimo drinks package. ... Read more
marschaller
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
It was our 4th cruise on MSC Divina in a row. My experience is still outstanding. Embarkation was a little bit slow, but the ship was full. The food is excellent, but a little bit difficult for American passengers, because on an ... Read more
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