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99 MSC Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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trinitron
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I and my son took that cruise starting July 2nd, ending July 5th, departing from Port of Miami, cruising to Port Canaveral and Nassau, Bahamas, returning to Miami. The good thing about the cruise was that I bought an inside cabin and they ... Read more
hcomba
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise due to the dates but the main goal of the cruise was the celebration of the 25th wedding anniversary of my brothers in law. The cruise in general was very good and pleasent and I just want to point out a few things ... Read more
MeCruise2
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
I went on this cruise because it was with a group. The group portion was fantastic and will def do it again! The Divina is a beautiful ship and has many different style lounges & music. Some of the music groups were live as others ... Read more
vickyluther@msn.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Destination wedding! Beautiful day, horrible cruise. This line needs lots more training and working with SO many passengers... NOT a space in the pool... there were 4,300 people and children galore.. Food was mediocre.. ... Read more
Stefan H.
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We book the cruise on MSC because of the ship look nice in the pic; the route is very interesting so we book it. Before we had some cruise with NCL and Celebrity. So we can compare a little. In the first impression it looks all very nice, ... Read more

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seatravels2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Unfortunately poor experience. First about the good things: destinations, views, tours, ports and excursions By myself. Then about the other things: it was very difficult to find the right port in Genoa had to go By taxi and they even ... Read more
maurtho
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Was on the the Divina Cruise for a week and was disappointed. The embarkment took almost 2 hours. One of the people in my group was held in a holding area for 3 hours due to a problem with her identification she had. They made her wait ... Read more
Newbie545
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my first cruise. We arrived at the port at 11:30 using Jiffy Jeff transportation. Well The terminal was packed as it was a partially chartered ship most of the group (claim 800 people) many of which were arriving together on ... Read more
PenK
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our fifth cruise, first with MSC, all the rest on RCC. In contrast to the Def Leopard concert that was on before our cruise, we were on a KLOVE (Christian Music) cruise and the whole ship was there for that purpose. ... Read more
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watertrips
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I took my wife on the Def Leppard cruise as a birthday celebration, and to give MSC a try, this was our 9th cruise... I'd read about all I could find about Divina prior to the cruise and so was aware of others misgivings. While ... Read more

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scrappycat2
Member Since 2010
1 review
87 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I will start off saying that I have cruised on NCL, Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Celebrity and NEVER have I experienced anything remotely close to the HELL I experienced on the MSC Divina! I boarded the MSC Divina in Miami as part of ... Read more
RANDI1035
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I have cruised with Holland America, Norweigan, Costa and now MSC. NEVER AGAIN. Embarkation was ridiculously long with zero help even though I purchased a package that included PRIORITY boarding. Texted and emailed the "help ... Read more
winty
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
On the Divina on a recent rock cruise. Been on lots of cruises but first with msc. As it was a specialist cruise, clearly did not have any choice of ship. Have to say I would not go with msc unless i had to. They simply don't compare to ... Read more
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Ambreezy7911
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
If I could give zero stars I would. Do not under any circumstances book a cruise with this cruise line. We were on a special cruise for Def Leppard. I was told by several people who booked the cruise that they were NOT informed that it was ... Read more
Ohio Beach Bum
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I cruised on the MSC Divina for the first time for the Def Leppard cruise. From the beginning, the employees were rude, unhelpful and uninformed. Check in was excessively long and they don't even let you provide your credit card for ... Read more

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Adrian63
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
The ship is nice and the balcony cabines are looking good also. The food was low cost quality. The strongest point of this cruise was the staff, with special remarks for Miguel, the waiter in cigar bar. Ship and entertainment ... Read more
kanarskyn
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
So we are a family of 4 and we decided to take our kids of there first new years crews on MSC which is a line that I have never been on. The sailing was from Dec. 26 2015- Jan 3 2016,days 8 nights. when we arrived at the port of Miami, ... Read more
djgrandma
Member Since 2002
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was a bust from start to finish. We traveled with a group of 35 people, and not one person liked this ship or cruise line. First of all their website sucks. Check-in was a nightmare. My husband and I were supposed to have priority ... Read more
Battoutofhell
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
best about this cruise was the drinks package, fine dinning in the villa verde, I thought i was at an audition of Oliver ? please sir give me more, you could fit the 3 courses on a single plate, people would go up to the buffet after fine ... Read more
billylaguna
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
every cruise line has a care of duty to their staff and their guests, they must never put you in danger, they must be helpful, have patience, be understanding, use common sense, have the time to talk to the guests, have the decency to say ... Read more

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mahi_etminan@hotmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I want to share experience on this cruise lien . I have been on a few other mediterranean cruise this was by far " the worse cruise ever" i will not recommend this cruise. The ship is nice and well decorated. However ... Read more
Ansky
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
First, the website is horrendous and customer service representatives are downright nasty. We booked the Divina for a Med cruise in 2014 for this year. We were all excited as we were a group of 11. Everyone got the Premium drink package ... Read more
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eef721
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was my third cruise and by far the worst. I have previously traveled Royal Caribbean and Carnival and both experiences were great. When we checked in to board the ship, our room was changed and the check in staff could not give me a ... Read more
Narelle Madden
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Came with great expectations - none were met. The food was shameful - no way there was a chef in the galley, a home cook could put more flavour and could cook more authentic ethnic food than what we received. The Indonesian bar and cabin ... Read more
Shawna O
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed on a theme-based cruise (Monsters of Rock) so we did not pick the cruise line. Having only cruised once previously (and many years ago), we went with no expectations. We had high hopes for this Italian-based line ... Read more

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