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316 MSC Genoa Cruise Reviews

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Ilse
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We choose (me & 6 friends) this cruise for the nice tour (Genua, Naples, Sicilië, Malta, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Marseille, Genua). And indeed the tour was nice....for cultur, sight-seeing, shopping....we did the ... Read more
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2sons2love
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
The ship was very clean, easy to get around. I did not hit any of the amenities like the pools or the spa. Lots of bar areas. There was a french bakery in the shops area that my kids LOVED. On and off the ship was efficient and ... Read more
Gwendoline Jean
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it matched up with a stay in the South of France. It was supposed to be a special holiday to celebrate our Silver Wedding. The ship itself was beautiful, but it's a pity MSC don't match this with service! We ... Read more
Bodster
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
24 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I have just returned from an excellent 7 night cruise on the MSC Preziosa. I travelled with my partner and our 2 boys aged 9 and 6. We flew from Gatwick (more about that later) to Genoa. Transfer to the ship was no problem and easy ... Read more
Long John Saliva
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Our 10th cruise in c 20 years. Cruise Points- MSC Fantasia, Eastern Mediterranean Fly-Cruise. March 16. If you like P&O you probably will not like MSC. MSC is much more International/European though English is spoken everywhere, ... Read more

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star222guns
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
just got back from this my very first cruise ,the ship was very very clean, the food was ok ,nothing great as such same sort of food just done differently ,we had the drinks package but beware everytime you get a drink they sting you for ... Read more
Robert Webster
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Booked our trip to begin three days before boarding ship, wanted enough time to get over jet lag. Our trip was to be done in three legs as we started in Az. a long way from Genoa, our final destination to board ship. Arriving early was ... Read more
BOXER51
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We are an English couple and have just returned from having a fantastic week on the MSC Preziosa. We have absolutely no complaints about anything on board,the waiting and the bar staff were always smiling and so friendly and very ... Read more
Cipi&Pepe
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
She is a beauty in a very Italian, Cinecitta style. If you like glitzy and glam, Preziosa is your perfect match. Of course the ship is new, so everything from the upholstery to the carpets is squeaky clean. Having been on a fair few cruise ... Read more
Brissielad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The cruise problems started with the checkin where 2500 people were held in the check in area for up to 3 hours with the staff being totally incapable. They had signs that said "information" as you walked into the hall which most ... Read more

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rutvica
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
It was for my friends and me the second cruise with MSC ships and as we had high expectations, somehow were afraid that something or anything might went wrong. But it was again very pleasant experience, in spite of the early winter time. ... Read more
bsakol
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
With 5 cruises under our belts (3 in the last 9 months) we believe we are experienced cruisers. Admittedly, the first 4 cruises were all with Royal Caribbean (variety of size of ships) and this last 5th cruise was with MSC Fantasia ... Read more
Big Scamp
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We got a great deal on the MSC Preziosa for a Mediterranean cruise from Genoa calling to Palermo, Valetta (changed to Palma de Mallorca due to adverse weather), Barcelona, Marseille and back to Genoa. We have cruised previously with RCL, ... Read more
caitlin6
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My friend and I (both in our seventies) go on a cruise every January and have done for over 20 years. The Preziosa was a beautiful ship and the passengers were of multiple nationalities, but the food was 99% Italian, there was no ... Read more
J49.95
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I've done a few cruises but this was the worse. I paid for a balcony cabin but when we arrived at our cabin it was a waste of money. We were in 10024 which didn't have glass railings but steel so when you sat in the tiny space all you saw ... Read more

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Norfolk cruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 3 rd with MSC and we had not had very good experiences on the previous 2 but decided to try again, as the price for an all inclusive Xmas cruise was very attractive and indeed for what it was we had a good time. However the ... Read more
1fifthavenue
Member Since 2016
1 review
97 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We embarked the 11 night cruise from Genoa on December 17th, and what an amazing time we had! My partner and I have cruised with MSC before - firstly on Fantasia and then Lirica. More recently (October 2015) we had a terrible ... Read more
sagirits
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We chose this cruise as they have a separate gluten free kitchen as wife is coeliac ,and short flight from UK and places visited. The ship is huge and on occasion it got very busy and the staff struggled to cope with numbers but always ... Read more
MyMustang
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As an American I thought going on a European cruise would be a good change of pace, didn't realize what I was getting myself into. I expected this cruise to be more subdued than others I have been on such as the Mexican Riviera for the ... Read more
Jollyholidays
Member Since 2014
1 review
95 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Food, cleanliness, service all really good, always found something nice to eat, staff amazing. Aurea package good with massage, priority embarkation,dressing gown and slippers, access to jacuzzi etc, my-time dining and (adults ... Read more

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naomigrey
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was one of the best weeks of my life and I didn't want to get off the Preziosa. MSC are one of the best value cruise lines for solo travellers which is why I initially chose this cruise. The staff were outstanding, friendly and ... Read more
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,411 forum post
15 helpful votes
After you have cruised many times with different cruise lines, I think you start asking yourself why you choose a particular cruise line instead of the others. In our case a very important role is the itinerary and the price-value ... Read more
samandbarbara
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The first voyage of the stretched Lirica (251 to 275 m), Genoa to Rio. The ship wasn't full, but busy nonetheless, and dread the feeding arrangements if it was full. Overall the ship was clean and well-maintained, the food good although ... Read more
Ann Leeds
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My husband and I have just returned from a 20 night cruise on MSC Lirica. We are both senior citizens and this was the fourth cruise we have taken with MSC. Embarkation in Genoa was quick and efficient and we found the ship to be ... Read more
willygilly
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I chose MSCs 20 day 'Grand Voyage' from Genoa to Rio de Janeiro, leaving 04/11. We prefer sea-time over port-time and this had an exotic itinerary. This was the ship's first voyage after it's 27m 'stretch' and much ... Read more

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