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93 MSC Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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andysnovel
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
224 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After reading all the negative reviews and comments, I was a bit apprehensive about what my booked cruise would be like. Wonderful Cruise!!!! Staff was friendly and tried to help me with whatever issues or questions I had. The cabin crew ... Read more
glomarrone
Member Since 2011
20 reviews
328 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Last year I attended a local Irish Entertainment show. There were flyers on every chair announcing a 7-night Western Caribbean cruise on the MSC Poesia departing from Port Everglades, Florida (Fort Lauderdale) on February 2 called "Andy ... Read more
lbc43
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
My wife and I sailed on the MSC POESIA around the Caribbean for 2 weeks starting 02/02/2013 for my 70th Birthday treat. I have tried to be honest and fair with my comments to help other travelers in forming their own opinions as to which ... Read more
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Bettyboop66
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
704 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose to sail on MSC because my father-in-law wanted to take a theme cruise. He saw a commercial for a Polka cruise with Jimmy Sturr. My in-laws will not cruise unless my husband and I go with them, so we thought why not? I had actually ... Read more
PedroPedro
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Selected MSC because of their Kids Sail Free promotion. We had invited our ten grand-kids, their parents, and my sister's family. Nine cabins, 22 people. Did not know what to expect from MSC, especially with ten children in tow. As it ... Read more

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OnTheWaterNow
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the Dec 1 to Dec 11 cruise to the Southern Caribbean on the MSC Poseia. We had never cruised before. My companion and I are in our early 50s. We had read reviews and understood that this line has a strong European flair. We like ... Read more
theperrys
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It was our second time on the MSC Poesia for a Jazz Fest at Sea cruise. The MSC Poesia is a pretty ship nothing spectacular but very clean and well maintained. The 11-day itinerary was excellent and so was the jazz performances. We were ... Read more
Donatsea
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
EMBARKMENT Embarkment was fast since we arrived in the early afternoon when departure was at 7PM. The MSC Port Everglades Terminal is rudimentary with portable wall partitions and a painted concrete floors. We had to fill out the ... Read more
glomarrone
Member Since 2011
20 reviews
328 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Last year I attended a local Irish Entertainment show. There were flyers on every chair announcing a 7-night Western Caribbean cruise on the MSC Poesia departing from Port Everglades, Florida (Fort Lauderdale) on February 2 called "Andy ... Read more
sharecruises
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
4,631 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I jumped on this cruise at the last minute, great great rate...19 of my friends decided to sail with me. I was on Poesia last Nov with over 100 people and many headaches...MSC had a lot of problems honoring us a group, and the first ... Read more

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havnfunmis
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
The ship itself is beautiful - we were thrilled at first! Our MSC Poesia room (we upgraded to Outside Balcony) was nice for a cruise ship. Our "Butlers" were fantastic!! So nice and attentive - my sister was even sick one day and they made ... Read more
PBC29
Member Since 2009
1 review
307 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation We were at the pier at 11:50 and in and out of the cabin to drop off the carry on bags and up at the buffet by 12:15. I had 12pk soda in my carryon luggage and 2 24oz bottles (of stuff) in my checked bag everything got to ... Read more
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filmstarco
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
So first, let me start off by saying this was my first cruise. My expectations for food, cruising experience, cabin, etc were not high bar by any means since I'm fairly easy going and honestly, wasn't sure what to expect from a cruise. ... Read more
sharecruises
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
4,631 forum posts
0 helpful votes
first the good >>> absolutely beautiful clean ship, looks brand new very lovely....beautiful purple theater, the zebra room is a real treat for the eyes, not annoying, actually quite stunning....all in all a very very pretty ship Cabin ... Read more
cruising_kid
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
So me and some friends of mine decided relatively last minute that just for a change, we would try a proper cruise holiday in the summer. Some of us had done a couple of mini cruises to Ireland and Paris with RCI and Celebrity, and enjoyed ... Read more

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Terry Cummins
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Irish Naval Association Dublin 7th May to 15th May 2011 Our group of 49 travelled to Copenhagen on board SAS Airlines. The coach was waiting on our arrival and took us straight to the Cruise Line MSC Orchestra, ... Read more
Marian Paroo
Member Since 2011
1 review
846 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I wound up on this cruise because an old school chum recommended that since I live in Tel Aviv, that I hop on a plane (two planes, actually, had to change in Rome) and join her group taking this cruise in Rome.Seemed a great idea - seeing ... Read more
bobar
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
2,337 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We departed on 3/5 for venice and arrived in Venice on 3/6..We were booked for 2 nights at the Hotel Villa Laguna on the Lido and right on the vaperetto stop..It was a great location and a beautiful all suite hotel set up more like a bed ... Read more
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GeoRen4
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2011
we have some good things to say about the cruise and some bad things. we were with The Penny Gilly & Maggie Mae Group. It was very good entertainment with her band etc. this was the reason we went on this ship. we read the reviews ... Read more
cruiz cat
Member Since 2008
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2010
Let me begin by describing what was good about the cruise.The cabin steward was very accommodating and the dining room staff were very good and wanted to please. The lounge and bar staff were mostly very friendly and efficient. They do no ... Read more

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bcrider
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having cruised before (on Carnival's Destiny in 1998), I felt I knew what to expect. This cruise was chosen because my husband works for a company that sends its employees on annual trips when their goals are met. Knowing their penchant ... Read more
CanCruiser68
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked this cruise early back in September 2009, before reading any reviews. Once I read the reviews, I dreaded the possibility of a horrible vacation, however we decided to keep our minds open and see for ourselves. This is our second ... Read more
ChucknSue
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our fourteenth cruise, but the first on MSC. Negative comments on Cruise Critic made us nervous. We chose this cruise because some friends were booked and they had recently been on the ship to the Panama Canal and they had a good ... Read more
ellbag
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have done about 12 other cruises on various lines, and have a pretty good idea of what to expect in terms of service, and especially "attitude". MSC just doesn't measure up, and it certainly isn't their first day on the job. Overall, the ... Read more
silvapine
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
51 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 22nd cruise and my college friend's 6th cruise so we are both experienced cruisers and know to take the reviews with a grain of salt. We decided to try the MSC Poesia based both on price and that this was a comedy cruise and we ... Read more

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