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30 MSC Marseille Cruise Reviews

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cruisemd
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
63 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 30th cruise and 3rd on MSC. We like MSC, but it is definitely a little behind some of its competition. You really need to know what you are getting into the ships are not like travelling on American, British or Scandinavian ... Read more
MichelleWills
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
msc Fantasia is a beautiful ship ,very classy and modern, my cabin was an inside but well cleaned ,and the staff was vey kind we had a wonderful vacation I also did many excursions but very rushy I would like to have more times like 2 days ... Read more
lilniki929
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my 7th cruise and my husband and I knew what we were getting into prior to traveling. We only selected this ship because A) price and B) it was the most convenient way to see the places we wanted to see in Europe without changing ... Read more
andyfoley7
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
Have cruised several times before with RCL, Cunard & P&O and after seeing some negative reviews on here was sceptical, absolutely no idea what they are talking about though! Was by far the best cruise I've taken. Embarkation ... Read more
Rperes
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
It was not our first Cruise, but our first one with the children. However I was expecting more... The Buffet restaurant was nothing special, actually I found it poor. Same items almost every day. The MArco Polo Restaurant was good ... Read more

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jmaddock
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I have done serveral cruises and this one is definately the worst which is a shame as it is a beautiful ship. General comments are: Staff appeared tired and over worked. A number of them bordered on being rude and disinterested. ... Read more
afelhofer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I do have to give myself kudos for my logistical planning as far as arriving at the port and getting back home but our experience on board the Armonia was AWFUL. I read as much info/fine print as I could about the cruise and this ship but ... Read more
Rajkumar
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
I am very impressed with this cruise company. MSC did very well to make our cruise a great and pleasurable experience. The good point: Excellent Food, Excellent Accommodation, Amazing service from all the crew staff. Very friendly and ... Read more
dobbybear
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
There has been so many negative reports on this cruise line and ship. From boarding to disembarkation all went smoothly and was well enjoyed. We did the Allegresimo Premium package, and wow it was was worth it. Totaling up the ... Read more
dobbybear
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
There has been so many negative reports on this cruise line and ship. From boarding to disembarkation all went smoothly and was well enjoyed. We did the Allegresimo Premium package, and wow it was was worth it. Totaling up the ... Read more

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philscott
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
This was our first cruise with MSC and sadly will be our last.  Getting on the ship was easy, the room was good a bit small but alright for a week. The food was excellent quality but a bit samey but then they cannot just pop out to ... Read more
georgiokyriacou@gmail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a fantastic cruise which I thoroughly enjoyed. Our cabin (balcony suite) was really good. Food was excellent. My biggest disappointment was with the staff. Except for Rafael at reception, all the other receptionists were poorly ... Read more
Bennie62
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
Is Yacht Club worth the extra money? I would have to say YES. It cost us about $1000 per person above the cost of a normal balcony suite. We arrived early for embarkation and were met by a butler who took us straight up to our room. It ... Read more
JK300
Member Since 2014
1 review
140 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Booked a cruise on the Splendida Yacht club with the whole family of 5 persons (all adults). Don't understand in other reviews that people complaining about almost everything, yes even about the Yacht club. Well, we had a FANTASTIC time on ... Read more
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J-T-Travellers
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
So there you have it in a nutshell. We loved our cruise overall but ended up practically bronchial from the vast cloud of cigarette smoke that plumed out of the casino and into much of the surrounding areas. Perhaps you are considering ... Read more

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Kiwimills
Member Since 2013
1 review
98 forum posts
1 helpful vote
splendida 7 nights, western Mediterranean Family of 6, 2 adults and 4 kids 11,12, girls and 15,17 boys embarked in marseille dec 8 th 2013. We had 4 in bunks on the 5 th deck inside and a king opposite on deck 5 with an ocean view. In ... Read more
jodibruce
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We travelled on MSC Splendida with our daughter and her partner. It was their first cruise and the itinerary was good. We fancied being spoilt for a week without worrying about a large bar bill at the end of the holiday so we chose to ... Read more
Poezestrepe
Member Since 2013
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We live near the departure port of Marseille and booked this cruise as a last minute on a whim - we were actually planning on going for a weekend in Nice. As a result, we paid next to nothing for a balcony cabin and had probably the ... Read more
minty1110
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
We arrived on this ship in Naples on the 29th July...checking in was quite fast and we were on the ship in about 45 minutes time it was very hot no drinks offered. We were met by a member of crew who told us our room was on a floor one ... Read more
Jayocam
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed on the MSC Splendida in April 13. Went with my wife and 2 kids, 9 & 11. Boarded in Marseilles for 1 week. This was our first cruise. It will most definitely not be our last. I read with interest different good and bad reviews ... Read more

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margmx
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
90 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We started our cruise in Marseille and stayed the first night at Mercure Marseille Centre-a very nice hotel. Embarcation was fast, as most people boarded in Genoa or Barcelona. Our cabin was nice-small, of course, but with the balcony ... Read more
Tutoraway
Member Since 2009
1 review
184 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2012
The ship itself was nice the evening entertainment was excellent. Cabin was a little small but fine - had fridge wardrobe space adequate shower was small compared to other cruise lines. Lighting was dim and found it difficult to read ... Read more
david templar
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I booked this cruise after my 1st choice was on MSC MELODY i had to cancel. MY travel agent was no help is choosing another one! GETTING TO SHIP I travelled by RYANAIR the day before so i could watch the CHRISTENING! The next day ... Read more
Barono
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The cruise aboard MSC Sinfonia was the best holiday we have ever experienced. We usually holiday in Spain and France, but now we have been spoilt by MSC Cruises, we could never go on holiday in France again. The French simply don't know ... Read more
Familyhay
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Have just returned from an amazing three week holiday in Europe, which ended with a seven night Med Cruise. My husband and I and our four children departed from South Africa on 27 June on KLM Airways. the flight went smoothly and we ... Read more

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