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edrosado1
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
1,471 forum post
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the great price for a balcony for 7 nights to the eastern Caribbean. The Italian ship is exceptionally beautiful, but thats about as good as it gets. The ships configuration makes it difficult to move ... Read more
JagDeeAb
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
When researching for an European cruise for Christmas holidays we came across this which was of quite low tariff. Having sailed in semi-luxury cruises before we were somewhat concerned about this cruise because of relatively low charges. ... Read more
B0308
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This cruise was a great deal for a family with two teenagers, and we got two very nice balcony staterooms for a great price for the holiday season. CONS: The ship had a very diverse crowd, which was quite interesting and nice, but keep ... Read more
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Sanegirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Embarkation was a nightmare, even having paid for "fast track". The process was totally disorganised and unprofessional. The staff started out being surly and downright rude. The cabin was comfortable, but we had to request new ... Read more
svnet
Member Since 2012
1 review
101 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We are just back from our week on MSC Splendida. In spite of being winter, we loved it and had a lovely time. The ship is huge and its beautiful and it shines from its cleanliness, we’ve been already in Poesia and Fantasia. ... Read more
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Gatrcruzer
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
354 forum posts
76 helpful votes
We sailed on this cruise during Thanksgiving break of 2016. I have sailed on probably more than 30 cruises on a variety of cruise lines, but had not yet sailed on MSC. I was a bit unsure about this cruise line based on previous reviews, ... Read more
Chuck town cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Enjoyed the cruise. We had a midship balcony. We were joined by friends. Most enjoyed it. The problem that occurred was food temperature. The buffet food was not as hot as could be. By the time you ate after finding a seat , it was ... Read more
FNero
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
My wife and I have cruised over 15 times on a variety of lines. ..RCCL..Celebrity..Oceania.. Holding dual citizenship with Italy we wanted to try an "Italian Line" turned out to be a Big mistake! We got the cruise via a ... Read more
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didivoyageuse
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
First cruise with MSC and not the last. The only negative, first night dinner was just OK, Great staff, always helpful, most staff speak 4 or 5 languages which is great, and since I speak 3 I didn't have any problems communicating. The ... Read more
lovelights
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
337 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with MSC Cruise Line, and we were skeptical at first about booking, after reading some not so nice reviews, but for the price, and the fantastic itinerary, we chose to give it a try. From the time we walked on ... Read more
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miguelasierra
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Ship - The ship is fabulous, clean and with great lounges and spaces/ Activities - There needs to be more activities around the ship, during the day and night (especially on sea days) we walked around the ship and saw that most of ... Read more
Diane Michelle
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We have been on other cruises but not this cruise line. From the beginning it was disorganised in every way, no information was given about anything and we spent most of the ... Read more
muddymont
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This cruise line has personnel issues. We were a party of seven. The first night dinner in the dining room We discovered that Two of our party were scheduled for a different dining room. Upon arrival I enquired if they would be able to ... Read more
RNLovetocruise
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Our family went on the MSC Divina on October 8th. We were supposed to go to Nassau but we went to Grand Turk instead because Hurricane Matthew had just passed through the area. First the Good - The ship is absolutely beautiful. The ... Read more
gfratello
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
15 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We sailed 10/5/16 from Southampton. We were on the MSC Preziosa several years back with extended family and were overall disappointed, so we chose to check out the Yacht Club this time around. Although it wasn't cheap (I think it doubled ... Read more
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gremlin123
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Quite an experience, but with minor inconveniences We were not given choice of excursions by the Travel agent The offered excursions were not covered by a short video on the TV system of the excursion with details such as length of ... Read more
Pickaway Cruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
20 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose this cruise based on the price and ports of call. The ship is big and beautiful, although the décor is so reflective (shiny/mirrored) that we had a hard time with finding things at first. It has a lot of sparkle everywhere. ... Read more
Sanel
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
My wife,me and my two children age 10 and 12 were first time cruisers on MSC Magnifica, I was happy with it. Pros:Plenty of food,clean room(thanks to Rabenaivo from Madagaskar-super job man),shows in theater,upper decks deck ... Read more
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Pepe1972
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I wanted an easy dis- and embarkation port for my parents who don't like air travel and who live in the Netherlands. Unfortunately my parents at the last moment couldn't travel and I decided to travel alone. ... Read more
magnifique
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise,the ship had a lovely atmosphere and we were treated well on all occasions.It was enjoyable to stroll around the ship as it was extremely tasteful.Our cabins were comfortable and well maintained and ... Read more
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LynnA1955
Member Since 2014
1 review
30 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I love this ship and i love MSC, I think people lose sight of the value for money you get with an MSC cruise. We have just done a one week northern europe cruise for £450 each including the Allegrisimo drinks package. The ship ... Read more
Chynadog
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
Chose this cruise as it was booked with friends, our first time cruising .As there was a coach full of us we were taken directly to the ship Embarkation was smoother than i imagined .Cannot fault the service the staff are hard ... Read more
lucypatrick
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We are a family of 4 (parents with 16yo girl and 12yo boy) from Australia. We first cruised the West Mediterranean on MSC Fantasia (which was so spectacular) and then we had free transfers from one ship to the next (Genoa to Venice). The ... Read more
Byron_1978
Member Since 2011
1 review
178 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We did this cruise mainly for the price and the convenience of departing from Zeebrugge. We cruised with our son (aged 2,5) and this was his second cruise. Let me start by saying that we had a very good week and really enjoyed ... Read more
cruisefanatic16
Member Since 2010
1 review
249 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I am not much into writing however wanted to write this review as i do not know why people give bad or negative reviews of MSC, After a break from MSC (our last cruise on the MSC was in 2012) to try different cruise lines, I wanted to go ... Read more
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