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687 MSC Family Cruise Reviews

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goldytx16
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are not regular cruise folks. This trip was booked by my parents for a family of 7 altogether to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Everyone of us enjoyed our balcony rooms. The group included 1 child 5 yrs old and he enjoyed ... Read more
willisba
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The balcony handicap cabin was not all appropriate for a 90 yr old woman trying to get out of a folded out sofabed. We tried it closed and it was somewhat better, but a bed would be better for a handicap. Also folded out, the wheelchair ... Read more
Mrs Clooney
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Just returned from a 7 night cruise on the Preziosa..Rome to Rome.. I was abit nervous after reading such poor reviews here, so was prepared for the horrors, only to be pleasantly surprised. I was travelling with my daughter ( her ... Read more
Freedom55
Member Since 2004
9 reviews
7,982 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I have a new appreciation for Celebrity now. I was on the MSC Divina, from Dec. 5th to 12th for a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise. With me was my wife, my mother (85) and my two granddaughters (9 and 12). I will start with the ... Read more
Objectiveobserver
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I am writing this review mainly because I read a large number of horrible reviews regarding this ship and I felt the need to set the record straight. The food: Mostly good, but a mixed picture. Some of the food was significantly ... Read more

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CindyJacobs4658
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We were greeted by exceptionally long queues and frustrated people. We paid for "Fast track" as it is impossible to stand in a queue with a 3 year old child for 4 hours. Once inside the Fast track option was available but this ... Read more
captainregular
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We just got back this evening, and I wanted to be so much more positive. We're Americans living in the UK, and we've cruised once, in the Caribbean, with RC, and maybe we were just spoiled, but... The layout of the ship isn't too bad, ... Read more
cruisecruisetoo
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Prior to leaving, we had read so many reviews of this ship. I have never seen so many hyper-negative reviews of any ship. Most negative reviews were brief or so hyper-focused on one issue that they lack any substance. While on the other ... Read more
nokomisfl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Service is poor starting checking in was chaotic and you have do a second card check in on ship to turn on your card. This is done once at all other cruise lines. USA and Canadians stay away from this cruise line language issues was a ... Read more
MandMcruising
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The only positive thing to take away from this cruise is that we were able to finally get off with no thanks to the ship staff. We chose to walk off and were directed to a bar to wait our turn. It was an endless wait which finally ended ... Read more

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Donthirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was a full capacity cruise and the staffing was totally inadequate for the numbers involved. Tables in the dining rooms were far too close together and, on the first night, we had to wait almost an hour for any food. Needless to say, ... Read more
nmaldonado@cfjblaw.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The first day we boarded the ship, we had our carryon luggage with us. They made us carry our luggage up a flight of 28 metal steps to the 6th floor, instead of allowing us the short ramp to the 4th floor just a few yards away. They are ... Read more
COLEY BOY
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The interior decor of the ship is very pleasant and welcoming. the inside cabin was spacious, clean and homely, the restaurants were well run with friendly attentive staff. There was a good choice of diferent themed bars with competant ... Read more
gtorrellas
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Its difficult to write this review, normally I like to write about the good things one experience but unfortunately this is not going to be such review: 1- Embarkation - not clearly signed and not enough staff guiding people to check ... Read more
cairnsl
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I have cruised extensively over year's this was a special occasion for my parent's Golden Wedding, my husband and myself we are lucky enough to be upgraded to suites on 14/15 floor room 14032, we had fantastic view's when arriving in ... Read more

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marina pirates
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
46 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
As stated on other reviews the ship is beautiful and to be honest the service in the bars is very good. Waiters polite and efficient. Unfortunately there were lots of negatives. Firstly it took two hours to board the ship, too many ... Read more
benjie116
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Like many others whom have written reviews here, I am an experienced cruiser. This was my first trip to Europe and also on MSC. Overall the experience was average (some good some bad) but I will break it down in order to help future ... Read more
sonjab
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Seen one MSC Fantasy class ship seen them all (we had previously been on Magnifica), BUT despite similarities they do have unique touches. The nightly theatre entertainment was good (not stunning or amazing) - but certainly enjoyable ... Read more
Lola Line33
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
So first of all arrived today from a 1 week cruise on MSC fantasia, I didn't enjoyed it at ALL!! the food always the same, always the same pizza, the pizza marinara is supposed to have fish on it and it only have herbs and I don't call ... Read more
Ccaascw
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have cruised in Carnival and Disney Cruise before. Honestly, I read the review before booking this trip and the review was just so so and I did not have much expectation. However, this trip was the only one fit into our dates. Food ... Read more

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gedjon1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was my first real cruise trip so was pleasantly surprised how good it was . Firstly the whole check in and out process works really well considering the number of passengers. The airport is used to the sort of numbers so it all flows ... Read more
saska@ni.ac.rs
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My family had a fantastic holliday on Preziosa. Preziosa gives you the expected and more. The food..., the crew....above expected! The cabins were beautiful and to be honest, the service in the cabin is very good. The Arabesque ... Read more
Dennsi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Slow and tedious embarkation, arrogant office staff but very friendly cabin staff. Difficult to find a table at buffet. Once walked for nearly 1 hour at lunchtime to get a seat. Poorly organised and crowd push in and shove, no system at ... Read more
GINA P
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I booked this cruise, our first in 5 years for my husband and I to try and compensate for a very stressful year and also to celebrate our special birthdays! Not a good start at Gatwick North check-in with BA/MSC due to lack of ... Read more
DAVance
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
I am an avid cruiser. This being my 15th. Ship was nicely decorated, but no wow factors stood out for me. Wait staff and cabin staff were excellent. The balcony room was very nice and comfortable. I loved the ports, MSC did provide ... Read more

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