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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
  • Features the ship-within-a-ship Yacht Club concept
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806 MSC Family Cruise Reviews
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DebandPete
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
WE booked this cruise as a package. After booking I read some negative reviews and was feeling apprehensive. I would say to people do not let the negative reviews put you off sailing with MSC. Not up there with the greats but great ... Read more
Dan&Gilda@Rio
Member Since 2016
1 review
152 forum posts
After search for a cruise around the Baltic, we found this one and choose it for the best itinerary (it visited more ports than cruises offered by other cruise lines) and for the incredible price (less than 1000 euros per passenger). I ... Read more
mulberry84
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose MSC for a special birthday for my husband, also taking along as a surprise our grown up children & their partners on our 10th & there 1st cruise. We were all very excited and hoping for a truely lovely special cruise with ... Read more
JamAust9
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Got a good deal on a balcony room. Was with a group of 6 with 3 balcony staterooms on deck 8. Lifeboats are directly below most of the balcony rooms so there is no clear line of site to see the water, however, in 2 of the rooms, the view ... Read more
1fakind
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Having very recently completed a cruise on the MSC Presioza, I feel compelled to write a review because I read so many negative ones prior to booking mine, that I was somewhat apprehensive about my choice. But I just have to say the cruise ... Read more
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autoplas
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I really cant fault this ship. Everything on board was top class. The only problems we had was with embarkation and disembarkation. We embarked in Venice and as we had styed in Venice for a few days before the cruise we took the ... Read more
dsnow
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
This was my first cruise ever and MSC Divina has set the bar pretty high. I was on a vacation with my family as a single early 30's lady and was worried I would be bored on the ship being stuck there for 7 days. However, there was always a ... Read more
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MarthaB13
Member Since 2006
1 review
7 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Price was a big factor. Embarkation was very smooth and quick. The ship is beautiful. The cabin was very nice and our cabin steward Rudy was excellent. I think the food could be improved especially on the buffet. It seemed like the same ... Read more
lorenzod
Member Since 2008
22 reviews
2,762 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on the Divina. We tried using Lyft to get us to the port and found that this was far better than driving to the port and parking our car. The cost was minimal and the service was fantastic. The driver arrived ... Read more
Guille2228
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
We have travel on Carnival and Norwegian and can easily recommend them over MSC. If you have never cruised before then you will not know the difference, so give MSC a chance. If you have cruised before and go with MSC you will be ... Read more
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NellieVA
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
158 forum posts
19 helpful votes
My wife, teenaged daughter, and I just returned from a seven-day cruise aboard the MSC Musica. We departed Copenhagen, with ports of call in Stockholm, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, and Kiel. This was our third sailing with MSC, having been ... Read more
Parbuckle
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Very average cruise ship in all regards.. with the exception being the shows at night, and the excellent employees. The MSC Orchestra has the feeling of being back in the 80's, with no "wow!" factor at all. There's a reason we ... Read more
Jotrac
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
This was our first cruise and picked the ship for its Ports and Price (Having two kids 11 and 6 is was way cheaper than other cruise lines.) We had a brilliant holiday and we would not hesitate to use MSC again. Embarkations and ... Read more
cruiseloverfl
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
We sailed on the MSC Divina for the first time recently. Since we got a good deal, I was open to trying the ship even though I had read a lot of negative reviews. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I'm so glad I tried it! I don't normally ... Read more
bernie simpson
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The MSC Cruise was recomended to us by our friends who travelled last year and enjoyed .their trip. Embarkation was a bit stressfull as it took a long time for people to get sorted too many people in a small space with very little ... Read more
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Peter.barlow@outlook.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Our first ever cruise was a test for us as we had only ever stayed in 5 star hotels previously and expected a lot. I must say that we were very pleasantly surprised in that the cruise with MSC on Fantasia yacht club was fantastic. Best ... Read more
drloki
Member Since 2016
1 review
43 helpful votes
Im a long time experienced cruiser both in the Caribbean and Europe but I am making this rating based on comparative Caribbean cruise lines. This is my first MSC cruise and frankly I choose it because the price was $1000 less then the ... Read more
akba15
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
24 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our first time sailing on MSC (we have sailed in NCL Breakaway and NCL Dawn). We were a family of four: ages 55, 47, 10, 8 The Miami cruise port was very easy to navigate. We checked in around 11:30 am and were boarding the ... Read more
mwolczak
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I have to say I was overall disappointed with this cruise line and the ship itself. Perhaps my expectations were too high going into it as I had incorrectly made the assumption that the price was set low as a tactic to compete in the ... Read more
Reading mom14
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
It was a big, beautiful ship that was kept clean and smoke free. But that was it. The pillows were flat and lumpy like popcorn. The food ranged from ok to disgusting. That was in the buffet and dining room because all other restaurants ... Read more
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mrnew2008
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I think MSC caters to the European market which is okay if that is their target market. I think they have some growing to do to target the American Cruiser. Having been on 4 different cruise lines, I am accustomed to over-the-top service ... Read more
holidays11
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Cruised on MSC Orchestra. The ship was lovely, clean and tidy. Not too big and not too small. We had cabin 11080 which was a balcony and it was a slight bigger balcony than the normal ones as it was on the corner. 2 adults and 1 ... Read more
lynneesh
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We have cruised with MSC before, so the free upgrade from inside to balcony, £ discount and free kids, breakfast on balcony was a no brainer !. We travelled with our 2 children aged 16 and 10, also our mothers aged 68 and 78. We ... Read more
Nigel 46
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We had never cruised with MSC but had seen their ships. This cruise fitted in with our holiday itinerary so we thought we would give it a try. We had 3 adults and 2 children which made booking cabins complicated. We phoned MSC in London ... Read more
Petruspavlov
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
7 days cruise MSC (Sinfonia), Venice-Split-Santorini-Mykonos-Dubrovnik-Ancona. Departure 2016/07/23 and arrival 2016/07/30. Previous cruise experience with RCCL, 7 days in Caribbean 2008 (Freedom of the seas) and 7 days in Mediterranean ... Read more
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