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390 MSC Genoa Cruise Reviews
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ms261001
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
bselliott
Member Since 2017
1 review
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
5 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
5 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
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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
Confidentbutwrong
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
6 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
2 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
291 forum posts
13 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
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Two 2 Tango
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
217 forum posts
16 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
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
217 forum posts
11 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
15 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
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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
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
9 reviews
353 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
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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
Foxy Coxy
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was a repositioning cruise that was excellent value for money. The staff were wonderful, especially our waiter Daniel Berg Cavalcante. He remembered all of our wine choices and preferences and was professional, polite and always made ... Read more
CaptainBob
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just completed a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from the Mediterranean to South America. The ship's staff were great. Very helpfull, polite and happy. Perhaps as many of them were heading to their home country. Lots of good humour and ... Read more
Idamae20
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed November 2016
We were pleasantly surprised since we had read negative reviews prior to our trip about the cruise ship. Embarkation was a breeze and very organized in Genoa, Italy. We arrived in Genoa a few days prior to embarkation and stayed within ... Read more
supercernia
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I spent 3 nights on MSC Fantasia, sailing from Genoa to Barcelona, Marseille and then back to Genoa. It was short but absolutely wonderful, mediterranean winter sailing at his best on the finest of all ships. I stayed in the Yacht ... Read more
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