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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
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873 MSC Family Cruise Reviews
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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
Carryondi1
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose MSC Magnifica as we had sailed with MSC twice before on the Fantasia and the Orchestra,and could not fault either ship, and the cost of an MSC cruise is very favourable So it is the Magnifica that has finally burst the MSC bubble ... Read more
Simports
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We cruised with MSC last year on the Divina and we noticed some improvements. We chose this cruise line because kids are free and fares were competitive. Pros: -Competitive rates; kids only pay the port fees/taxes -Very clean and ... Read more
Floater1976
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have been on MSC cruises about 5 times already.Most recently on January 2017.We've noticed a clear drop in standards and cutting of corners. Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth. The housekeeping and restaurant staff were ... Read more
Rooster60
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Our daughter chose this cruise as a treat for her 40th Birthday. We spent 2 days in Dubai prior to joining the cruise. We stayed in a beautiful hotel & had an amazing 2 days. Highlight of the holiday. Took a taxi to the Port, ... Read more
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Cruising 2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
After reading reviews before we left I was unsure what to expect as some were very negative about the food, entertainment and the overall experience. We travelled as a family in January 2017 and found the following: The ship was ... Read more
rotty01
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
first and foremost excellent price for aurea package which included balcony cabin, free massage and entrance to exclusive bathing area (which was great because as with most large ships sunbeds were at a premium) anytime dining was also ... Read more
apaarnold
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I was quite dubious about going on a cruise as it is far removed from the holidays I'm accustomed to. We flew from Dublin to Dubai and were met at the arrivals area by helpful MSC staff. They checked how long embarkation was taking and ... Read more
CanadaFamilyOttawa
Member Since 2017
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We choose this cruise, to see Havana, as it was docked for two night followed by several islands. Good : We had a all inclusive, so the unlimited drinks were great. The food variety at dinner was ample. Embarkation was good. ... Read more
preston1
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 helpful votes
Having read about the horror stories regarding this ship, Our party of 8 (6 adults and 2 teenagers) who have cruised mainly with celebrity, where not sure what to expect as we embarked on our fantasia experience, Embarkation Very ... Read more
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Truk
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Our travel agent recommended this cruise a bad choice. We have done up to 20 cruises and have to say MSC are the worst cruise line we have been on. Our room as fine , the food is catered for Italians, the staff was rude especially when ... Read more
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jb2864
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise, we normally do beach holidays in the Caribbean and decided to have a change as our friends had indicated how wonderful cruising is. This cruise was chosen for the destination and the cost however we ... Read more
jaltenberg
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
The MSC Divina is perhaps the nicest ship I've been on and I've seen a lot of them. The emenities were great, the service was good, the balcony rooms were larger than I expected and the entertainment was excellent. Food: The main ... Read more
maire73
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Service was good but was not told that the tip of the restaurants in the hotel and paid separately. The ship had a lot of activities, games, dances, shows. Got to eat a lot and well, drinking well as the allegrissimo drinks package. ... Read more
marschaller
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
It was our 4th cruise on MSC Divina in a row. My experience is still outstanding. Embarkation was a little bit slow, but the ship was full. The food is excellent, but a little bit difficult for American passengers, because on an ... Read more
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Tanjavdw
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
36 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
8 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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