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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
  • Features the ship-within-a-ship Yacht Club concept
  • MSC Divina Miami-based year-round
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691 MSC Family Cruise Reviews

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SUSIEK
Member Since 2001
4 reviews
383 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
4 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
6 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
2,519 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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sandpiper35
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
112 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Review Divina April 9th through the 16th. Miami - Bermuda - Nassau - Miami I will try to make this as brief as possible and just mention items that may help other travellers. Booking: We do not use a Travel Agent we called an ... Read more
loudmusic1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
7 nights stopping in Bermuda and Nassau (Bahamas) Okay. Here goes: The Good Beautiful ship. The cabin attendants do the lord's work keeping the rooms spotless and replacing the towels before you even knew you needed them. The ... Read more
gemini16
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I booked this cruise through Groupon about a week or so before departure date at a price I thought was quite reasonable. I won't go into the frustration from MSC Johannesburg offices of not answering their phones and giving incorrect ... Read more
sanimene@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
I had so many thoughts before boarding the Divina due to the reviews many people gave it, but I was impressed and the cruise surpassed my expectations. The ship is EXTREMELY CLEAN. Ship staff are always cleaning and you can tell. The ship ... Read more
2sons2love
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
The ship was very clean, easy to get around. I did not hit any of the amenities like the pools or the spa. Lots of bar areas. There was a french bakery in the shops area that my kids LOVED. On and off the ship was efficient and ... Read more

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Jirkapieter
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
we went for a cruise with msc orchestra to the French Antiles. We had a great time. The staff was verry friendly, they spoke french/ englisch/ spanisch/italian,.... The cabins were clean the beds confortable and the housekeeper was ... Read more
Bodster
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
24 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I have just returned from an excellent 7 night cruise on the MSC Preziosa. I travelled with my partner and our 2 boys aged 9 and 6. We flew from Gatwick (more about that later) to Genoa. Transfer to the ship was no problem and easy ... Read more
Caribbean Sun
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We have cruised Royal Caribbean and NCL, but that was our least favourite of all. We will not be choosing MSC for any future cruises. The employees, by large, we're not friendly or outgoing at all in comparison to what we have ... Read more
mangonutts@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Many huge issue with this MSC cruise over Spring break 2016. FIRST & LAST on MSC Family of 4 (2 Adults & 2 Teens) First: Bahamas First day on board, Excursion Customer Service only gave me 3 of my 4 tickets for Bahamas ... Read more
Mrs England
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
We did not pay much attention to reviews about MSC Musica until after we already booked a cruise and got quite upset in our choice of MSC, but still hoped for better experience with them. Yet, we were prepared for average (or even below ... Read more

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chiefbell
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
0 forum posts
33 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This will be my opinion of our particular cruise experience... No lies, just our opinion. That being said, we have cruised RCL, NCL and 1 Carnival cruise, but that was our least favorite of all. We will not be choosing MSC for any ... Read more
Lois Fraser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
From start to finish the staff of MSC were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent in the L' arabeque restaurant as were the waiters. The variety of food in the buffet was excellent especially at breakfast. The ... Read more
Tundra29
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have been on a couple of previous cruise ships but first time on MSC. During the day you cannot find a lounge chair anywhere on the ship and that’s because a lot of space is wasted for the yacht club that is half empty. I ... Read more
star222guns
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
just got back from this my very first cruise ,the ship was very very clean, the food was ok ,nothing great as such same sort of food just done differently ,we had the drinks package but beware everytime you get a drink they sting you for ... Read more
Noah sir name
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
MSC DIVINA I want to all the show on 7 day cruise and want bingo three time and the casino three time . Villa Rosa hard to find but very good but not perfect. Buffet is great juice are ok. Gelato are great and so is the soft ice cream. ... Read more

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Divas3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Travelled with family in March 2016 and what a superb holiday was had by all. From embarkation to disembarkation friendly helpful staff. Staff ensured cabin was clean timeously and were eager and willing to assist with our requests. ... Read more
MissLizzy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Ended our cruise on MSC Preziosa today and have mixed feelings. Took the Aurea package and was on deck 12. The ship is beautifull and very clean. Staff were friendly. Embarkation in Barcelona was a dream, I think we were the first on at ... Read more
Memedonna
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I wanted a family vacation where everyone had new experiences, this is why I chose MSC Divina, as well as kids sailed free 11 and under. I knew this cruise line was award winning in Europe, so this was an other reason for the interest. I ... Read more
Johan65
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
First - this is an Italian operation in the US, with international crew and Italian style restaurants. The cabin attendants are very service-minded, the shows are fantastic. So far, so good, but... PRICES: espresso+caffe latte for 9usd ... Read more
a.verapuerto@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
My experience aboard preziosa msc has been fantastic. Despite going completely full, he did not give the feeling of massification and other shipping. Fantastic food in the buffet much choice, and even a children's menu with ... Read more

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