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394 MSC Genoa Cruise Reviews
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Wendy18660
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We picked this cruise on itinerary. When we got on board we felt like we were on a cruise in 1975. The ship was very very dated and drab. The staff were very unfriendly and were tired and pretty grumpy. There were some Balinese staff that ... Read more
heat shield104
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This cruise was chosen purely for the itinerary,it was the only one with any cruise line that called at the ports that we wanted.We had cruised with MSC before and we said then NEVER AGAIN but relented due to the the places visited. ... Read more
aussiequoll
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
68 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Being a mainly European Ship, very few English speaking people on board. We did not find this a problem. We were seated in the dining rooms with other English speaking passengers. All Announcements are made in 6 languages, you learn to ... Read more
ms261001
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise, and our 3rd in the Mediterranean; we are two mid-30's Americans who live in Switzerland. It was also our first (and last) on MSC Cruise Lines. If everything was executed perfectly, the cruise only had the ... Read more
Farmor, Malmø
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
This was our first cruise and unfortunately very disappointing. Fortunately, we traveled with good friends so we could laugh at the countless things that did not work. I will start with the biggest lack and annoyance on the cruise: The ... Read more
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bselliott
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because it covered the ports that we wanted to see around the Med, unfortunately there was too little offshore time in some ports, especially when we cleared immigration later than the published time, and we still ... Read more
Aussie Louise
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
I wanted to experience the mediterranean without having to move from hotel to hotel so I thought a cruise would be a great alternative when travelling alone. I was apprehensive to say the least after reading what other people had written ... Read more
ryanthecruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Pros: - The itinerary was great. Genoa, Barcelona, Morocco, Tenerife, Madeira, Malaga and Rome. - The ship was clean - The price was affordable - The kids had fun at the pool - Shore excursion in Rome was great - The spa ... Read more
carolinacruiser72
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
13 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the itinerary and it did not disappoint! I have sailed with MSC before and enjoy the cruise line. The Poesia was a beautiful ship. The food was fantastic as was the service. We embarked in Genoa, Italy and spent the ... Read more
ray13255
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
An honest review I wills start with the PROS I) Service in the bar and restaurants excellent. 2) The guy attending to our rooms was excellent 3) Service in the breakfast and dinner restaurants excellent 4) All transactions on ... Read more
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Confidentbutwrong
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Chose this cruise as I particularly wanted to sail into Valetta. Have sailed with MSC before. This time boarding took over 2 hours in Genoa. I met people who said they had taken 4. This meant the cabin was ready as soon as we boarded. I ... Read more
hummer2407
Member Since 2005
1 review
50 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I am a 46 year old from Indiana. I traveled with my family which consisted of my wife, my 2 10 year old boys, my 70 year old mother and her 68 year old sister. We have all cruised before on Princess, NCL, Celebrity, Disney, and MSC. ... Read more
skip.brandy
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
297 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Not having too many cruise lines to chose from, for January, we picked MSC for the itinerary. We read reviews, good and bad, and thought we would go for it, as this would be the last time cruising in the Mediterranean. We were ... Read more
Banjo_uk
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
Sailed February 2017
We had cruised with MSC on Divina a few years ago so had an idea what to expect but the experience this time was much worse. I suppose you get what you pay for and the package price, which included the all inclusive drinks, was one of ... Read more
Two 2 Tango
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
221 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We sailed on Magnifica in February, we have sailed on her before and she lived up to our expectations and a little more fun than the previous cruise we had on Splendida. If you are looking for a recommendation then there are a few thing to ... Read more
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aniilp
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
When I set out to find a decent destination for our honeymoon this Feb, after trotting half the globe I stumbled upon the idea of taking a cruise. After comparing various itineraries, reviews on this platform and the overall costing ... Read more
Two 2 Tango
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
221 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We sailed on Splendida in January, we have sailed on her before and she lived up to our expectations. If you are looking for a recommendation then there are a few thing to consider before you choose MSC. If you want the English or American ... Read more
dixiedog123
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose MSC to go away for Christmas largely because of the price. Having said that we paid over 3k for 11 nights, so not exactly a bargain. Where to start? Well we arrived at Milan Linate airport with no delays and only an hour and a ... Read more
StevoTheWarlord
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Returned today from MSC Magnifica. Where do I start. Embarkation Flights arranged through MSC. Outbound was OK but transfer to ship was poor. Started to board ship around 11am. Embarkation had hardly any info about what to do once ... Read more
surficialcurve
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Chose this cruise as it fit in with our holiday dates and wanted to try cruising. The cruise travel arrangements were perfect including embarkation and disembarkation. The ship is simply lovely and we had nothing but pleasing encounters ... Read more
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n.brackley
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Price point was appealing.... Oh how we regretted our decision. This is just a glorified transportation vessel /FERRY. You will stop at each port to let off and take on passengers. It does not feel like a special holiday, just like ... Read more
bish11
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because it was a reasonable price compared to other cruise lines. The embarkation process was a bit of a joke having traveled for nearly 13 hours to get to the ship, the last thing that we needed was to join lengthy ... Read more
CoupleUK
Member Since 2004
10 reviews
358 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We had always cruised with Royal Caribbean but were getting more and more frustrated by the dwindling service levels. Along came MSC with the amazing Status Match scheme which allowed us to take our first cruise with them and at their ... Read more
Danie Booysen
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our first cruise ever and we loved every single moment of it. I have been working in the Airline Industry for 20 years now as a Flight Attendant, so traveling is nothing new to me. I have stayed in hotels all over the world, but I ... Read more
Nessy60
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Worst cruise out of 7 that we have been. We'll start with the food in the restaurant 1/ Black hair in the food on 1st night (for the wife),2/ Black hair in the food again a couple of nights later(for the wife).3/Chicken not cooked PINK in ... Read more
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