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  • MSC Preziosa, MSC's biggest, splashiest ever, debuted in 2013
  • MSC Divina sails year-round from Miami
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167 MSC First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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06/13
My husband and I took our first ever cruise on The Preziosa's second sailing on April 19,2013. We had our extended ... Read more
Had a great time! franinmuc
06/13
Decided to write something altho there have been countless reviews on MSC Fantasia already. I think a lot of times, ... Read more
After just completing our first ever cruise starting and finishing in Venice, all I can say is it will be a long time ... Read more
We booked in December last year. What attracted us most of all were the destinations and the deal was a total steal! ... Read more
05/13
I saw an ad for the Moody Blues cruise on an email I received from a site that keeps me informed of all the Moody's ... Read more

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I have heard lots of bad reports about cruising but it seems to be such an easy and comfortable way to see lots of ... Read more
Problems we had: 1. We were never told that the cruise was being renting out by a group. The group was Cruise to the ... Read more
04/13
My recent voyage on the MSC Poesia was my very first cruise, and I researched it heavily before we sailed via reviews ... Read more
04/13
I went on the Monsters of Rock cruise in March. I would say it was a good cruise for my first time, but I would ... Read more
I had read some dubious reviews about this ship and MSC prior to the trip, but overall, we were very pleased. We did ... Read more

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04/13
My wife and I recently went on MSC's cruise of the eastern Mediterranean. While overall it was a great experience, ... Read more
As a first-time cruiser, I have to say that MSC not only met but highly exceeded my expectations! I was worried about ... Read more
MSC Splendida Kez1004
03/13
I found it hard before I left for my cruise on the MSC Splendida to find real reviews which covered many of my ... Read more
Embarkation was relatively smooth. I had heard that you could arrive 1 hour before the "actual" checkin time, however ... Read more
Ahoy wheelies! Misskaangel
01/13
I have never been so excited and anxious all at the same time, as I was for my first cruise! I travelled on the MSC ... Read more

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Blissful annpp
01/13
Firstly would like to say some of the reviews leave a lot to be desired. We booked our cruise on Jan 2012. We flew ... Read more
The Curate's Egg Cruciverbalist
01/13
This was our honeymoon, we had planned to travel RTW by plane, but my wife's back problems caused by osteoporosis meant ... Read more
12/12
My wife and I booked the Christmas cruise (2012) with our teenage kids and had 3 rooms altogether. Decent sized, ... Read more
12/12
I had been critical of the potential of a cruise, so to be fair I decided, with my wife, to prove my point that a ... Read more
11/12
Just so you know where we're coming from, this was our first cruise with no experience or expectation, read of some ... Read more

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11/12
We have just returned from a very enjoyable cruise with MSC. We booked the cruise in Jan and then started to read the ... Read more
This was our first ever cruise and it was to celebrate my wife's 60Th and our 39th wedding anniversary.. Reviews before ... Read more
10/12
My First Cruise Ever : I am now spoilt for ever" My partner and I travel a lot, we are from Sydney Australia, we are ... Read more
My wife and I are US expats living and working in Romania and I've been wanting to get her into the cruising scene. ... Read more
The ship is beautiful. Our cabin is spacious and airy. The dining and cleaning staff attentive and friendly. There ... Read more

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