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855 MSC Family Cruise Reviews
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Tanjavdw
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
The ocean view cabin is small. Sharing with 2 children, ridiculously small. This was our first time on a MSC Cruise, and on South African water, and oh boy, this was not a smooth cruise. During the 7 nights, I had 7 sleepness nights as you ... Read more
pete7291
Member Since 2013
1 review
34 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This cruise was chosen for the destination and the cost however we didn't realise at the time of booking that this cost would come at a heavy price on quality. so to the details, Embarcation went very smoothly and quickly as they've ... Read more
suron
Member Since 2005
11 reviews
1,480 forum post
23 helpful votes
BACKGROUND: I have taken over twenty cruises with Princess, RCI, Star Lines, NCL, Thomson and MSC. My cruises with MSC go back to 2000 on their smaller ships Rhapsody,Melody and Monterey and the larger Poesia. I have already done the ... Read more
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bish11
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because it was a reasonable price compared to other cruise lines. The embarkation process was a bit of a joke having traveled for nearly 13 hours to get to the ship, the last thing that we needed was to join lengthy ... Read more
SaltWaterNewfie
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We choose this cruise as we got a great deal on a balcony 2 for 1 plus kids free just before Xmas. We have always travelled on Carnival cruises (6 times previously) and wanted to try a new cruise line. The ship itself was big and ... Read more
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Hamhock_the_Elder
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose MSC since we didn't want to witness more camouflaged-trunks-wearing dudes drinking bud lite and getting in drunken fights over college football. You know the line I'm talking about...There was none of that, thankfully. Anyway, ... Read more
hanhchuck
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
- Excellent entertainment. - OK food --- nothing to write home about except for the exceptional desserts! Some of the people we dined with complained that there was no lobster night! For the price we paid, I am OK without having a ... Read more
Tarah51476
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I parked at the Port of Miami and arrived about 1pm. I would suggest getting there ealier because I parked at a garage and has to take a bus (no extra charge getting to the port) But when I got back from the cruise it was so crowded and ... Read more
ashank1m
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
I cruise once 2-3 years, this year was not planned but the price was just too good. For price of family ski trip, we decided to skip snow and go for the sands. There was many negative review, so I had to do lots of digging to ensure we ... Read more
Team Awesome
Member Since 2016
1 review
38 helpful votes
My family and another friend chose the MSC Divina because Kids Sail Free (under 12) and we had a 9 and 10 year old with us. Plus, the website had a 12-drinks-free offer / traveler if you got the "Fantastica Experience," which we ... Read more
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edrosado1
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
1,476 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
11 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
9 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
78 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
18 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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