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  • MSC Preziosa, MSC's biggest, splashiest ever, debuted in 2013
  • MSC Divina sails year-round from Miami
  • Features the ship-within-a-ship Yacht Club concept
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202 MSC First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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First cruise. oldroadpainter
06/15
We are just back from our first cruise, 7 days in the Baltic, on the MSC Sinfonia. Read some pretty bad reviews from ... Read more
It seems that not many Brits have heard of MSC Cruises yet - so we're going to do our best to keep it a secret for a ... Read more
Loved it! arlengarrison
06/15
Loved our time at MSC Divina. The restaurant staff was great. Ship is beautiful. ExceIlent food! Would go back again ... Read more
06/15
This was our first cruise so I did a lot of research before travelling. We decided to book with MSC as the route ... Read more
Excellent Welshone03
06/15
I am a first time cruiser so some may say I have nothing to compare with, however I do travel extensively each year and ... Read more

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I do have to give myself kudos for my logistical planning as far as arriving at the port and getting back home but our ... Read more
Our cruise started terribly from the embarkation. we were given the first priority because I have a child in a ... Read more
We recently completed a 14 day cruise on MSC Opera from Venice to Istanbul, Channakale, Istanbul and back to Venice. ... Read more
For the price of a 7 night cruise you cannot beat it; this was our very first cruise ever so we didn't expect ... Read more
06/15
We left the ship in Rome after 36 days on a ship riddled with respiratory illness. The ship itself was well ... Read more

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I will cover the good point first. The ship MSC Orchestra was a clean, well maintained ship. That's where the ... Read more
My wife and I embarked in Fremantle with our young Son in Perth, it was super slow embarkation. We left our bags with ... Read more
OK, 35 nights cruising for one's first cruise could be problematic! NOT loved the cruising, despised the European ... Read more
04/15
We took this cruise for our 25th wedding anniversary. Was a little disappointed. Pros Balcony room was nice ... Read more
The Best Staff Ever moniemonie54
04/15
I cruised with my sister and neices on the MSC Divina to St. Maarten, and Nassau. This was my first cruise other than ... Read more

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First of all ,I have to say that the stuff was so kind and friendly..I became a friend with some of them :) The ... Read more
This was our first cruise and exceeded all expectations, my husband and I, our 11 year old son and my mother who is ... Read more
A bit disappointing r.gomes@in-synergy.co.uk
06/15
We were a family of 4, a couple with 2 teenagers, a girl (16) and a boy (14). We have booked for our first cruise on ... Read more
Fun Fun Fun anjana41
01/15
This was our first cruise and I was a bit apprehensive, weather I would get sea sick and not enjoy any of it . But ... Read more
For me and my mother this was our first cruise. We have flown from Riga to Milan and then took a train to Genoa. ... Read more

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Not an Upgrade turbofixr
12/14
My family and i cruised for Thanksgiving with some friends. Because I am a business traveler and spend 100's of nights ... Read more
First Time Very Impressed Peadar10021950
11/14
We were a party of five / 2 balcony cabins. This was our first time and we were very impressed by the ship, the crew ... Read more
We loved it boulie27
11/14
We just came back from a cruise Venice-Bari-Katakolon-Izmir-Istanbul-Dubrovnik-Venice. We arrived at the checkin in ... Read more
I am reviewing on behalf of two couples that sailed on the MSC Preziosa in the final week of October in 2014. We all ... Read more
I have read many reviews and expected a few things like bad food and a relaxed environment. However, after this cruise ... Read more

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