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93 MSC Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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funtorunwild
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
1,690 forum post
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
shanita
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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blondeboyz
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
20 reviews
328 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
BudinFla
Member Since 2009
20 reviews
416 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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

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shanelsmith71
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
weatherman46
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
582 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
We were on this ship from 4 to 14th September for a roundtrip from Southampton to Lisbon with several ports of call. Having read the reviews on here we were a little concerned as to what we would find, but overall the ship was fine, and ... Read more
sharecruises
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
4,631 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Ship was beautiful and sparkling clean, looks brand new Decor is lovely, and even the hallways are light and attractive. This was my 3rd time on Poesia and she is as beautiful as ever and now some new additions and new things make her ... Read more

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lorenzod
Member Since 2008
20 reviews
2,690 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
We were so surprised that our embarkation went so smoothly. We had booked the Poesia cruise first and then we discovered a wonderful deal to cruise on the Caribbean Princess that left the week prior to the Poesia. Our big concern was how ... Read more
vmzfla
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
I am a seasoned cruiser and have cruised most of the mass market lines. I was attracted to MSC because of the value rates offered for single travelers. Yes, I did this one solo! Being alone I would be able to see all the negativity that ... Read more
CTGirl74
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
I went on the Monsters of Rock cruise in March. I would say it was a good cruise for my first time, but I would definitely cruise with a different line next time. The pros: -Service was great. I never found anyone to be less than ... Read more
blackgraciecat
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailing with the Moody Blues should have been the experience of a lifetime for this 'Superfan', and it certainly had its high points, but there were a lot of disappointments. Not all of the problems involved the cruise line, and that will ... Read more
MoodyStew
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We couldn't wait to go on this classic music cruise, we looked forward to it for months. The overall talent was tremendous, and the highlight of the cruise. Greg Lake's show was fantastic, and to me The Zombies stole the whole show with ... Read more

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Reldan
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
MSC was easily the worst cruise line I've been on and the first time after sixteen cruises that I've actively wished the trip would end early. MSC should be ashamed of how poor the quality of service they provide is, but whereas a ... Read more
jt1120
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
1,666 forum post
0 helpful votes
This will be a slightly different review as we were on a theme cruise and not a regular sailing. In other words, there are some things that I cannot rate on behalf of MSC because they were not under MSC's "control." This was a Moody ... Read more
grevlup
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The music was phenomenal on this cruise. The service was pretty darn good too. We ate in the main restaurant each evening and probably because a lot of travelers chose not to eat there, the service was quick and pretty much mistake free. ... Read more
JDinWA
Member Since 2009
1 review
426 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I read lots of reviews of MSC, and the Poesia specifically, after I booked the Moody Blues cruise. If you've read any yourself, you know there are quite a few very critical reviews, so I was a bit concerned. Fortunately, the ship ... Read more
Ironsiren
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
we took a themed cruise (monsters of rock) to the bahamas on board the MSC Poesia in March 2013. we read the reviews on here prior to taking the cruise, but, since the theme chose this vessel, we lacked an alternative. If we had a choice, ... Read more

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