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336 MSC Genoa Cruise Reviews

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BOXER51
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 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
14 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
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
12 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

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Big Scamp
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
7 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
9 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
9 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
Norfolk cruisers
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
3 reviews
235 forum posts
9 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

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sagirits
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
naomigrey
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
1,459 forum post
31 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

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samandbarbara
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 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
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
1 helpful vote
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
SandMac
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was the Lirica's first cruise since being refurbished and I have to wonder if they were really ready to set sail. We have enjoyed several MSC cruises in the past but the service on this one was terrible. We paid extra for the Aurea ... Read more
vladimirbeograd
Member Since 2015
1 review
My wife and I had a great honeymoon cruise on MSC Preziosa. Took the plane to Milano, went to Centrale station and then took a train to Genova, Piazza Principe. On account of the wedding trip we got a discount (on net price, without ... Read more

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lis1407
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
78 forum posts
3 helpful votes
WE BOOKED THIS CRUISE BECAUSE OF THE YACHT CLUB EXPIERENCE. ALBEID GOLD MEMBER THIS WAS THE FIRST IN YC. SAILED WITH AZAMARA+SEABOURN+SEADREAM+NCL+X+COSTA+HOLLAND AMERICA+OCEANIA.... EMBARCATION: The best so far,took 15 ... Read more
trudyrayb
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
After reading other very negative reviews for this ship we were not anticipating a good experience onboard with MSC. We found the staff, helpfull, eager to please, polite and proud of their ship. Fantasia is beautiful with roomy, ... Read more
dianecalcha
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
MSC Divina is a beauty queen by itself, but GUEST SERVICE, does not seem to be in their vocabulary, so if this part is important for you, before you book on MSC look at what you might get on other cruise lines. I got badly injured on ... Read more
Capricruiser
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
2,531 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I are both MSC veterans with many cruises over the past ten years. This, however, would be the first time we cruised in Yacht Club and the first Transatlantic. I’m an American and she Italian and both well over 65. I ... Read more
carol smith
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The MSC Diving is an absolutely beautiful ship and all of the ports of call were wonderful - if only things on the ship were as good. Cons: 1. The food in the buffet - deck 16. The catering is for the European clientele and not for ... Read more

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