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375 MSC Genoa Cruise Reviews
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skip.brandy
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
279 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
Two 2 Tango
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
216 forum posts
13 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
4 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
10 reviews
216 forum posts
8 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
14 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
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StevoTheWarlord
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 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
5 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
6 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
8 reviews
340 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
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Danie Booysen
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 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
1 review
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
2 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
1 helpful vote
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
supercernia
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 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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emmasabine
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was the second time i have been on a cruise with MSC, the first occasion was on Preziosa in September 2015. I can honestly say i was once again disappointed with the quality of the food. The food was never hot or even warm, the food ... Read more
neveragainmsc
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise as it was very reasonable and the ports were appealing . Firstly the flight into Genoa was horrific the turbulence and the terrible landing dare I say by a woman pilot was the worst ever and we are seasoned ... Read more
Duo N
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We want to highlight the outstanding cabin cleaning services performed by Rebecca, the maid of our cabin (10229) and the impeccable waiter serving our table, Kadik (we had the table 530, 2nd evening session). Very good points for the ship, ... Read more
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Genoa20
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The ship is kept spotlessly clean, but the italians smoked everywhere . Even under the no smoking here signs.The sotto vento pub was always in a haze of smoke and impossible to inhabit if you dont smoke.The guest relations area always ... Read more
sandra1965
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Just back from our first msc cruise having been on at least 6 other cruises, it was our first and certainly our last. This was awful, firstly with the exception of the cabin staff and waiters the staff were rude and unhelpful. You would ... Read more
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greenmo
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Stopping at places we wanted to see and the prices seemed okay. Embarkation went very smoothly. Cabins were clean and well looked after. Having said all that we were very disappointed with the food in both dining restaurants and buffet, ... Read more
magnifique
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise,the ship had a lovely atmosphere and we were treated well on all occasions.It was enjoyable to stroll around the ship as it was extremely tasteful.Our cabins were comfortable and well maintained and ... Read more
lls1309
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because of it's itinerary and because it linked with another MSC cruise, The Orchestra, from Venice. We were two couples with no children. The Poesia is a well designed ship with modern interiors overall. The cabin ... Read more
lucypatrick
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We are a family of 4 (parents with 16yo girl and 12yo boy) from Australia and we all absolutely loved MSC Fantasia! We have been on a P&O cruise before and my husband and I went on a Carnival cruise ship too so we have a little ... Read more
Adelen
Member Since 2016
1 review
61 forum posts
2 helpful votes
New Zealand couple, first trip to Europe. First MXC cruise. We loved this cruise. Excellent value for money. We were Fantasicia class. Our room: 11189, balcony port side. Spacious, modern, well designed. Comfy beds, large couch, 2 ... Read more
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