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

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paulnattis
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
51 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise on MSC and the Divina. Based on some of the reviews I have seen I was not sure that we booked the right cruise but was I surprised! I am a Diamond Plus member on RCCL, Elite Plus on Celebrity and Elite on ... Read more
sharonmorgan71
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
So before I start I want to acknowledge all the other reviews for MSC and the Orchestra and appreciate that everyones expectations and experiences are individual and I will just be representing ours as 6 family members including ... Read more
ORANGE_KITTY
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
We are a family of 5 - including a 9, 7 and 1 year old - traveling with a larger group of extended family of about 12. This was our first cruise with our children. We choose MSC as "kids sail free" was too good to pass up! We are ... Read more
iron9er
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
216 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Went on the Feb 13-20 cruise on Divina. We have a 7 month old and this was our 10th cruise and 2nd time on MSC (Poesia out of Miami prior a few years ago). This cruise was dominated by our new child (who all the staff was super nice to), ... Read more
BigDominBrighton
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Preziosa was only launched in 2013, so very sparkly shiny and new, huge ship and lots of facilities, most areas kept clean and up dated, sadly from the moment you board you are bombarded with multiple offers of purchasing drinks/tour ... Read more

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sealife19
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I'm at a loss to understand all the negative reviews regarding MSC cruise lines. This is our second cruise with MSC but we have previously cruised with NCL and RC. After 9 cruises i have come to the conclusion that all cruise lines and ... Read more
edeldonalfinnsaoirse
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our second MSC cruise and value for money you can't beat it. We really enjoy our cruise with MSC small little things to be aware off but don't let it put you off. Meal time in the buffet were very busy with no order for queuing ... Read more
oliver1875
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We really looked forward to this cruise it was the first time we every used MSC, we've cruised many times with other cruise companies, but this company was more like a circus. The ship it's self was lovely. (MSC Musica) The food was ... Read more
rutvica
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
It was for my friends and me the second cruise with MSC ships and as we had high expectations, somehow were afraid that something or anything might went wrong. But it was again very pleasant experience, in spite of the early winter time. ... Read more
Daniel1958
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
When on a 12 days cruise with MSC Divina, the ship is beteaful and clean. The staff is polit and frendly. The activiies on board is poor, no live band during the day, and even at night at the theater, they do the shows with soundtracks, ... Read more

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4others
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have sailed MSC before- they are not Princess but for the money a great deal. We love Rome so we make use of these cruises. Food was ok--we do not have great expectations for food--we are easy in that regard. Room service every ... Read more
Elf40
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
When we were booking this cruise I was a bit hesitant after reading some of the reviews but we were booking for somewhere that fit in my holiday time frame and to try to get to ports that we hadn't been before. Divina is a beautiful ship, ... Read more
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Priyesh Matabal
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
If you enjoy bad service, filth and bad food then this trip is for you. My wife, 3 yr old and myself went on the cruise to nowhere ex Durban on 29 Jan 2016. We booked a suite which was the only good part of the trip as it was large and ... Read more
RoLoHa
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
174 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The good news, I took my daughter and my two granddaughters on their first cruise. Through no fault of the cruise line, this just wasn't a great first experience cruising. The weather was worse than predicted, very rainy and cold. Our ... Read more
Mfajardo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Customer service for this line is by far the absolute worst, from the time you get to port the line is absolutely ridiculous, their process is extremely slow and you don't even get to put your credit card info, that is done inside the ... Read more

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Sausagedog1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
First I have to say that this ship is by far the cleanest ship we have ever been on. It is also one of the glitziest ones with its Swarovski staircase in the centrum. Beautiful decor throughout the use of marble and glass is very tasteful ... Read more
VeronicaFiguereido
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my maiden trip on a cruise and was absolutely mind blowing experience. Since I was travelling with my mother, I must say I was bit apprehensive given the health conditions of both of us, but that fear did not deter us from ... Read more
seneca_za
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Sinfonia is a beautiful ship. It's so lovely to watch the sea through panoramic windows in the buffet, gym, disco, and on deck. The kind of ship where you always feel connected to the ocean. All the staff we dealt with were friendly and ... Read more
ejknowles1@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We sailed on the Preziosa the first week in January. The ship was first class, very clean and well maintained. Our room (balcony) was a nice size, comfortable and well furnished. Security was tight which was comforting. But be ... Read more
J49.95
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I've done a few cruises but this was the worse. I paid for a balcony cabin but when we arrived at our cabin it was a waste of money. We were in 10024 which didn't have glass railings but steel so when you sat in the tiny space all you saw ... Read more

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kanarskyn
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
So we are a family of 4 and we decided to take our kids of there first new years crews on MSC which is a line that I have never been on. The sailing was from Dec. 26 2015- Jan 3 2016,days 8 nights. when we arrived at the port of Miami, ... Read more
Norfolk cruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 3 rd with MSC and we had not had very good experiences on the previous 2 but decided to try again, as the price for an all inclusive Xmas cruise was very attractive and indeed for what it was we had a good time. However the ... Read more
rightbank
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The trip started off poorly when our bags were not immediately delivered at the airport carrousel. we were about 10 people and waited 1.5 hours. We were told by Air France they had been transferred to the ship directly, "like ... Read more
Bodisia
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Just spent Christmas & New Years on the MSC Divina and I would like to share my thoughts. This was my first cruise with this line and while the ship is beautiful, MSC sure has a few things to learn about systems/standards & ... Read more
Chiggers1967
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First time on MSC and the Divina turned out to be a great cruise. We read the reviews before and some of them are true, like the beds and pillows being old and lumpy. These are soon all to be replaced we have been told. The cabins are very ... Read more

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