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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
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244 MSC Romantic Cruise Reviews
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HLAMO
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We are a couple on the 60´s, more than 10 cruises before. Nice looking ship. Very port intensive cruise. Price below competitors. Good bars and lounges. Service very attentive. The line attitude looks cheap, and ... Read more
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Lucieman
Member Since 2014
1 review
166 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Cruised out of Miami in late April, 2017. Embarkation started at 1 pm and was on ship 30 minutes later. I noticed that most passengers in the check in line were not holding USA passports. This is important as you must be comfortable ... Read more
Confidentbutwrong
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Chose this cruise as I particularly wanted to sail into Valetta. Have sailed with MSC before. This time boarding took over 2 hours in Genoa. I met people who said they had taken 4. This meant the cabin was ready as soon as we boarded. I ... Read more
mateodavid70
Member Since 2017
1 review
41 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was the first cruise for my husband and I. We are both in our 40's. We traveled with friends of ours who had cruised on this ship previously. I had read a lot of reviews before starting this trip, and it was quite a mixed bag, so I ... Read more
Luckyone2
Member Since 2007
7 reviews
268 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
My husband and I have cruised four times with MSC: twice each on MSC Poesia and MSC DIvina. This review comes from the perspective of being a non-drinker, non-smoker, and non-gambler. We are senior citizens who simply love being on the ... Read more
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1fifthavenue
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
514 forum posts
As my partner and I have always wanted to see Petra and enjoy cruising with MSC, we thought this would be an ideal opportunity to take an extended holiday that would cover both, and also spend my partner’s birthday onboard. ... Read more
hummer2407
Member Since 2005
1 review
50 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I am a 46 year old from Indiana. I traveled with my family which consisted of my wife, my 2 10 year old boys, my 70 year old mother and her 68 year old sister. We have all cruised before on Princess, NCL, Celebrity, Disney, and MSC. ... Read more
aftershk
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My wife and I have been on many cruises in the past with a variety of different cruise lines. We came across MSC while searching for our next adventure and thought we would enjoy the European cuisine and thought we would give it a try ... Read more
2luvbirdsinaham"mock"
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
First of all, the Divina is a beautiful ship with an amazing "family-like" crew. However, it was just not what we were expecting or used to. For the price though (buy one, get one passenger free sale) we were able to find ways ... Read more
johannwcs
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
We have had done two previous trips on board the Opera which was great. The MSC Sinfonia is great, we had a wonderful time. The entertainment crew on a ship makes a huge difference to your overall experience and was far better than the ... Read more
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Wash Angel
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Review MSC Fantasia Dubai/Abu Dhabi etc..... We had a standard balcony cabin on deck 13 and it was one of the better cabins in terms of design compared to P&O, Carnival etc. The bathroom had no shaving mirror but hey! Breakfast ... Read more
clamper
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Great ship along with sister ship Splendida it is beautiful and has the wow factor when you go onboard. The food in MDR is really good and up there with other cruise lines while portions may be smaller than usual they are fine as a 3 ... Read more
danno17314
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We chose the cruise mainly to see an elegant,beautifully appointed ship.Crew was very efficient and friendly,proffessional.Only 10% of passengers were American so not knowing other languages fluently made for a lot of chatter around us in ... Read more
Strawberry Ginge
Member Since 2013
1 review
14 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our 5th MSC Cruise and as always it exceeded our expectations. We embarked and disembarked in Barbados. Embarkation was very quick and our cabin was ready and waiting. Disembarkation was excellent. Our return flight wasn't till ... Read more
paul.strange
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
Embarkation/Disembarkation -------------------------- We landed early at Dubai airport. Fairly big queue at passport control, but emerged into the sunshine around 10:30am. We ignored the taxi people inside the terminal and just went ... Read more
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silver seas
Member Since 2017
1 review
24 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We had never cruised with MSC and choose this one for price and a wedding anniversary but we were very disappointed. Embarkation went smoothly and we were allowed on the ship early due to the weather in Barcelona. The cabin was a decent ... Read more
dixiedog123
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose MSC to go away for Christmas largely because of the price. Having said that we paid over 3k for 11 nights, so not exactly a bargain. Where to start? Well we arrived at Milan Linate airport with no delays and only an hour and a ... Read more
neikirkcd
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Great value for the dollar with an interesting itinerary. Prior to departure we were given a complimentary upgrade to the exclusive yacht club. Upon arrival at the port in Barcelona, we were seated and offered champagne. After about a ... Read more
StevoTheWarlord
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Returned today from MSC Magnifica. Where do I start. Embarkation Flights arranged through MSC. Outbound was OK but transfer to ship was poor. Started to board ship around 11am. Embarkation had hardly any info about what to do once ... Read more
CoupleUK
Member Since 2004
9 reviews
353 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 22 night B2B cruise.Our first MSC cruise was last month and this was no better (actually it was worse). We were attracted by the Status Match scheme which catapulted us into their highest Black Card Status. ... Read more
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JanaElizabeth
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We choose this cruise because 300 people from our community were going. We usually go on 2 cruises a year. Embarkation was good, but disembarkation was a disaster at the Miami port. Ship was clean, but too many ... Read more
All-ready2cruise
Member Since 2014
1 review
2,232 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We loved our experience on the MSC Divina. We'd always wanted to do a holiday cruise and after checking prices, itineraries, perks and a few other things, we decided that MSC seemed to have the best bang for the buck. The Divina truly is ... Read more
maire73
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Service was good but was not told that the tip of the restaurants in the hotel and paid separately. The ship had a lot of activities, games, dances, shows. Got to eat a lot and well, drinking well as the allegrissimo drinks package. ... Read more
monty4200
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on MSC and the Divina. I've got to say we were impressed. The ship is probably one of the nicest we've been on and the crew does an excellent job of keeping it spotless. Of course everything isn't perfect but the ... Read more
Asmilinwtch
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
23 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
MSC is a Mediterranean cruise line that currently has one ship sailing out of Miami (a new ship, the Seaside, will arrive in Jan 2018). We were skeptical about trying them since we had been on another Italian line, Costa, and were ... Read more
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