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734 MSC Family Cruise Reviews

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Jirkapieter
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
we went for a cruise with msc orchestra to the French Antiles. We had a great time. The staff was verry friendly, they spoke french/ englisch/ spanisch/italian,.... The cabins were clean the beds confortable and the housekeeper was ... Read more
alessandroquarto2310
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I'm Alessandro, and i'm from Italy, i'm embark on MSC Magnifica the 27th March 2016, the embarkation was really speed in 30 minutes we are on the ship, the cabin was located at deck 11 and was with balcony. The turn of dining was for the ... Read more
Bodster
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
24 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I have just returned from an excellent 7 night cruise on the MSC Preziosa. I travelled with my partner and our 2 boys aged 9 and 6. We flew from Gatwick (more about that later) to Genoa. Transfer to the ship was no problem and easy ... Read more
Caribbean Sun
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We have cruised Royal Caribbean and NCL, but that was our least favourite of all. We will not be choosing MSC for any future cruises. The employees, by large, we're not friendly or outgoing at all in comparison to what we have ... Read more
Joymaree
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We thought the price was exceptional and we were very interested in all the ports that we got to stop at. I had read a lot of negative reviews before our cruise and if I had read them before booking I definitely would not have chosen to ... Read more

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mangonutts@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Many huge issue with this MSC cruise over Spring break 2016. FIRST & LAST on MSC Family of 4 (2 Adults & 2 Teens) First: Bahamas First day on board, Excursion Customer Service only gave me 3 of my 4 tickets for Bahamas ... Read more
Mrs England
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We did not pay much attention to reviews about MSC Musica until after we already booked a cruise and got quite upset in our choice of MSC, but still hoped for better experience with them. Yet, we were prepared for average (or even below ... Read more
chiefbell
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
0 forum posts
35 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This will be my opinion of our particular cruise experience... No lies, just our opinion. That being said, we have cruised RCL, NCL and 1 Carnival cruise, but that was our least favorite of all. We will not be choosing MSC for any ... Read more
Lois Fraser
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
From start to finish the staff of MSC were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent in the L' arabeque restaurant as were the waiters. The variety of food in the buffet was excellent especially at breakfast. The ... Read more
Tundra29
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have been on a couple of previous cruise ships but first time on MSC. During the day you cannot find a lounge chair anywhere on the ship and that’s because a lot of space is wasted for the yacht club that is half empty. I ... Read more

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star222guns
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
just got back from this my very first cruise ,the ship was very very clean, the food was ok ,nothing great as such same sort of food just done differently ,we had the drinks package but beware everytime you get a drink they sting you for ... Read more
Noah sir name
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
MSC DIVINA I want to all the show on 7 day cruise and want bingo three time and the casino three time . Villa Rosa hard to find but very good but not perfect. Buffet is great juice are ok. Gelato are great and so is the soft ice cream. ... Read more
Divas3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Travelled with family in March 2016 and what a superb holiday was had by all. From embarkation to disembarkation friendly helpful staff. Staff ensured cabin was clean timeously and were eager and willing to assist with our requests. ... Read more
MissLizzy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Ended our cruise on MSC Preziosa today and have mixed feelings. Took the Aurea package and was on deck 12. The ship is beautifull and very clean. Staff were friendly. Embarkation in Barcelona was a dream, I think we were the first on at ... Read more
Memedonna
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I wanted a family vacation where everyone had new experiences, this is why I chose MSC Divina, as well as kids sailed free 11 and under. I knew this cruise line was award winning in Europe, so this was an other reason for the interest. I ... Read more

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Johan65
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
First - this is an Italian operation in the US, with international crew and Italian style restaurants. The cabin attendants are very service-minded, the shows are fantastic. So far, so good, but... PRICES: espresso+caffe latte for 9usd ... Read more
a.verapuerto@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My experience aboard preziosa msc has been fantastic. Despite going completely full, he did not give the feeling of massification and other shipping. Fantastic food in the buffet much choice, and even a children's menu with ... Read more
oscularia
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Never thought a cruise will be such as awfull as this. 80% Seniors and zero organization: - Not enough shadow for 10% of passangers outside while full sun. - No care for making people follow rules and not take all chairs and ... Read more
paulnattis
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
52 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise on MSC and the Divina. Based on some of the reviews I have seen I was not sure that we booked the right cruise but was I surprised! I am a Diamond Plus member on RCCL, Elite Plus on Celebrity and Elite on ... Read more
sharonmorgan71
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
So before I start I want to acknowledge all the other reviews for MSC and the Orchestra and appreciate that everyones expectations and experiences are individual and I will just be representing ours as 6 family members including ... Read more

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ORANGE_KITTY
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
We are a family of 5 - including a 9, 7 and 1 year old - traveling with a larger group of extended family of about 12. This was our first cruise with our children. We choose MSC as "kids sail free" was too good to pass up! We are ... Read more
iron9er
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
216 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Went on the Feb 13-20 cruise on Divina. We have a 7 month old and this was our 10th cruise and 2nd time on MSC (Poesia out of Miami prior a few years ago). This cruise was dominated by our new child (who all the staff was super nice to), ... Read more
BigDominBrighton
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Preziosa was only launched in 2013, so very sparkly shiny and new, huge ship and lots of facilities, most areas kept clean and up dated, sadly from the moment you board you are bombarded with multiple offers of purchasing drinks/tour ... Read more
sealife19
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I'm at a loss to understand all the negative reviews regarding MSC cruise lines. This is our second cruise with MSC but we have previously cruised with NCL and RC. After 9 cruises i have come to the conclusion that all cruise lines and ... Read more
edeldonalfinnsaoirse
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our second MSC cruise and value for money you can't beat it. We really enjoy our cruise with MSC small little things to be aware off but don't let it put you off. Meal time in the buffet were very busy with no order for queuing ... Read more

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