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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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193 MSC First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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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
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
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
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

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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
04/15
We took this cruise for our 25th wedding anniversary. Was a little disappointed. Pros Balcony room was nice ... 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
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
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

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My husband and I celebrated our 15th anniversary with a kids-free cruise through the Eastern Mediterranean on 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
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
1st Cruise Ever *angel*
11/14
Did our first cruise ever, and it was fantastic. The Cruise ship was huge. We stayed in Venice a few days prior to ... 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

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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
I had never wanted to go on a cruise but three weeks before we were departing for 5 weeks to Europe (from Australia), I ... Read more
Oh my goodness, we have just returned from a fantastic holiday with MSC on the Preziosa and I would certainly cruise ... Read more

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Being our first cruise my wife and I have nothing to compare with, we searched reviews and noticed a mixed bunch of ... Read more
If you want your cruise to be noisy, crowded, with poor food and service, this might be the cruise for you ! I can't ... Read more
First I want to give a little information about myself. I am a very experienced cruiser, I have been on well over 30 ... Read more
Wonderful Finnie67
10/14
We went on the Divina in September to celebrate or 25th Wedding Anniversary and this was our first cruise. All I can ... Read more
After reading all the bad reviews I was dreading going on the MSC Sinfonia and I was actually pleasantly surprised! It ... Read more

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