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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
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106 MSC Group and Theme Cruise Reviews
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billylaguna
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 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
mahi_etminan@hotmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
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
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
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Shawna O
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
Porky55
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
56 forum posts
As this was a charter cruise we paid above market price for this cruise and knew it. But even so we were expecting a 5 star ship and cruise because of the way MSC Orchestra had been sold to us. Also because of Orchestras own advertising - ... Read more
Come home sick
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
Firstly the positives - the restaurant, bar and entertainment staff were fantastic, always smiling and wanting to help. We were a family of 4 with 2 teenage chlldren. We booked 2 years before cruising when the children were smaller (due ... Read more
Lyn M
Member Since 2015
1 review
The Italian staff on this ship were rude, arrogant and often told us lies. They need the sack! The Balinese staff, on the other hand were excellent - friendly, helpful, caring, considerate and could not do enough for you. The food was ... Read more
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samer
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
OK, 35 nights cruising for one's first cruise could be problematic! NOT loved the cruising, despised the European cruise staff. Best bits: Our dinner table companions (overwhelmingly the best thing about the cruise) Visiting ... Read more
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jjheidel
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed October 2014
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the seven day cruise. It was a Jazz Cruise but the ship offered many wonderful experiences that we could partake in when we had free time. Arrival and departure were all handled with ease. The staff was ... Read more
DaveInSanFran
Member Since 2014
1 review
MSC Divina - April 7 to 12 2014 - Miami/Cozumel - On the Blue, Inc. - Cruise to the Edge My wife and I have attended very few music festivals and have been on even fewer cruises -- zero!!! -- thus our anticipation for 2014's Cruise to the ... Read more
funtorunwild
Member Since 2014
1 review
My wife and I usually take a cruise in April so we started looking last December, we love the Eastern Caribbean and especially St. Martin so when we saw that the Divina was going there we started reading reviews and almost decided against ... Read more
Dolebludger
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
1,694 forum post
In my opinion, these cruises, taken back to back, were not cruises as I usually think of them. They were floating rock concerts. I won't comment on the ship, service, food, and usual "cruise stuff" as other reviewers have pretty well ... Read more
Skyspy
Member Since 2014
1 review
My husband and I got off the Divina this morning, and for once I was happy a cruise ended. The good points: 1. Great shows!!! There was a good variety of themes and the performers were terrific!!! 2. Great cabin steward 3. Excellent ... Read more
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shanita
Member Since 2014
1 review
Not rated Sailed February 2014
My husband and i booked our first cruise to portugese islands for 3 nights on 28th Feb from Durban. This was a themed criuise with a local radio station. The embarkation and disembarkation were quick and efficient every thing in between ... Read more
sylvanr
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
4 forum posts
My spouse and I had been on 5 previous cruises. We had been on enjoyed cruises with both Carnival and Royal Caribbean. We found that Carnival was fine if we were traveling with other family members that had children but Royal Caribbean had ... Read more
blondeboyz
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed February 2014
This was a full week chartered cruise for our group. We numbered close to 3,000 and this was our first time on MSC. My partner and I have been on over twenty cruises, on many different cruise lines, and MSC is the worse we have ever ... Read more
glomarrone
Member Since 2011
21 reviews
336 forum posts
The elegant MSC Divina is the newest and largest (4,000+ passengers) of the 12-ship fleet of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC.) The MSC Company founded in 1970 is the second largest global cargo shipping company. The MSC cruise ... Read more
MarynaFromSouthAfrica
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2014
The port of Cape Town is beautiful and the staff at the airport was very nice to all of us in the group. Took a heck of a long time and standing in an endless line at the port to embark....Staff very friendly and in less than 3 minutes you ... Read more
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BudinFla
Member Since 2009
20 reviews
420 forum posts
Sailed January 2014
We, along with some of our friends, decided to try MSC. We are all seniors and have all sailed on several different cruise lines. We met some cruisers who really liked MSC and we got a really good deal on THe Divina and decided to give it ... Read more
jwsfun
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
22 forum posts
We have a ball wherever we go. The glass is always half full as they say. that being said there are a number of things that MSC MUST do right away or they could alienate the US market and possibly have to move what is a gorgeous ship back ... Read more
shanelsmith71
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed November 2013
I have a mixed review to be honest. I loved the ship and I had a great time but my frustrations grew more and more every day. I love going on cruises and this was my third one. The other two were on carnival. I figured this MSC cruise ... Read more
Piper Laurie
Member Since 2013
1 review
Our 10th Anniversary was ruined. No dancing, no romantic dinners, it was a take over of a large and very different group. All the reviews seem to be the same. The food was less than acceptable. The dinning room Villa Rosa was awful. The ... Read more
4jaded
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
Booked with a large group. Promised the moon and stars but that is hardly what was delivered. Both the agency and the Cruise line had a full year to prepare for this 1700 plus member group, that brought aboard alot of it's own specialty ... Read more
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