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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
  • Features the ship-within-a-ship Yacht Club concept
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869 MSC Family Cruise Reviews
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ZaynieR
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
My family and I travelled on the MSC Sinfonia this past Easter weekend. We had booked 7 rooms in total and what was mean't to be a great trip turned into the Cruise from hell! After travelling on Cruise Ships abroad, you would expect a ... Read more
TheHannans
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our 1st cruise experience, so im writing this without a comparison to other cruises. I was a tad worried about the MSC Fantasia, based on some reviews - they were unfounded! We were on a Genovo - Barcelona - Marseilles - ... Read more
kazol2005
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
7 forum posts
Ship - Gorgeous, interior cabins are spacious, but the bed and the pillows are very uncomfortable. Pools - a lot of them, but no music during the day or ever, like other cruise line do, it was sad at times and depressing. Pool desk was ... Read more
curbeloj
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
Having sailed 9 times on 4 other cruise lines, I had high expectations of my experience on what was billed as a premiere ship. It is a gorgeous vessel...the theater shows are outstanding and the entertainment team was top-notch. However ... Read more
ray13255
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
An honest review I wills start with the PROS I) Service in the bar and restaurants excellent. 2) The guy attending to our rooms was excellent 3) Service in the breakfast and dinner restaurants excellent 4) All transactions on ... Read more
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jimmyfoxy
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Don't let the negative reviews stray you away from the Divina. Our family of 4 had an amazing week. I'll categorize below: Cabin - We had a balcony cabin. It turned out to be a handicap cabin (I didn't realize I booked that). It had ... Read more
amandaepperson21
Member Since 2007
1 review
207 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we booked rather last minute and our options were limited. As a family of 6, finding a cruise without spending a fortune was challenging. The price and "kids sail free" grabbed me. We've taken a ... Read more
Sandy4322
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
We chose this cruise because we could take our grandchildren (5) and our two daughters and husbands at a reasonable price. We all felt that the ship was beautiful but the food and entertainment could use some help. The main dining at ... Read more
PGPrendy
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
143 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Although this was my 5th cruise, this was my first MSC cruise, and I loved it. My mom, my husband, my 6-year-old son, and my 2-year-old son sailed together on the MSC Divina, from March 25, 2017 to April 1, 2017, from the Port of Miami to ... Read more
Silent1958
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with MSC after 6 with Thomson’s. We cruised from Abu Dhabi on the 19/03/2017 for 7 nights. On arrival at ship we were informed that itinerary had been changed. We had a Balcony cabin and up-graded to a ... Read more
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RobertoF
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
85 forum posts
16 helpful votes
I was really rooting for MSC. We sailed MSC's maiden US voyage on the Poesia in 2009. At that time, MSC was completely disfunctional. I had hoped a lot had changed since then. Unfortunately, MSC still does not have its act together. ... Read more
woodley
Member Since 2006
1 review
703 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We travelled with our two grandchildren aged 3 & 6. Primarily we chose this cruise because of the price. Kids Sailed free and the cost overall was half what other lines for the same time were quoting. The ship is beautiful out of ... Read more
markopekkonen
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We took a cruise from Miami for 7nights with MSC Divina. We booked a "premium" Aurea suite for our family. The suite included a separate private pool area that we were looking forward. The suite also includes beverages (not the ... Read more
antonywalto
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
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
30 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
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skip.brandy
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
287 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
60 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
35 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
tamiacorbin
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I had such a good week! It was a familial trip (I'm the teen). It was my first cruise and it was really cool. My dining room was the Villa Rossa and food was very good! We had the 6PM table because we thought we would be very hungry by ... Read more
Ottawaquail
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
3 forum posts
7 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
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lanouette
Member Since 2011
1 review
83 forum posts
20 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
21 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
aniilp
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
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