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81 MSC Rome (Civitavecchia) Cruise Reviews

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drscrcritic
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was clearly the worst cruise we have ever taken of the 15 or so across 6 or 7 cruise lines. First, the ship itself was beautiful. But it ended there. The food was worse than the airline on which we returned home. Portions were ... Read more
edeldonalfinnsaoirse
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our second MSC cruise and value for money you can't beat it. We really enjoy our cruise with MSC small little things to be aware off but don't let it put you off. Meal time in the buffet were very busy with no order for queuing ... Read more
4others
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have sailed MSC before- they are not Princess but for the money a great deal. We love Rome so we make use of these cruises. Food was ok--we do not have great expectations for food--we are easy in that regard. Room service every ... Read more
Sausagedog1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
First I have to say that this ship is by far the cleanest ship we have ever been on. It is also one of the glitziest ones with its Swarovski staircase in the centrum. Beautiful decor throughout the use of marble and glass is very tasteful ... Read more
MelSeafront
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We arrived early so embarkation was good and speedy, all staff we encountered were smiley and friendly. Very Italian atmosphere on ship, many Italian cruisers! One big criticism and it's about fellow guests, why do so few use hand gel ... Read more

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kbinbkk
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Having read quite a few poor reviews of this cruise company I had low expectations of my Mediterranean Christmas cruise but overall was pleasantly surprised. There are certainly faults with MSC that could be easily rectified if the ... Read more
miss_cleary
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
As an Australian traveling to Europe, it is a long and expensive holiday to take. I was so excited to be visiting the Mediterranean with my family for 4 weeks; but the dreams of having a restful, stress free holiday was not meant to happen ... Read more
Pepsi2theMax
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was my first cruise with MSC although I have cruised before with P&O. Had a great time - the ship is lovely, the ports visited were interesting, the service and entertainment were great. My biggest gripe was that there were a lot ... Read more
Mrs Clooney
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
37 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Just returned from a 7 night cruise on the Preziosa..Rome to Rome.. I was abit nervous after reading such poor reviews here, so was prepared for the horrors, only to be pleasantly surprised. I was travelling with my daughter ( her ... Read more
FlyingSolo73
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I did this cruise for one main reason - I got it really cheap. I had an inside cabin on Deck 12 which I was surprised to find was larger than I expected. Overall the room was excellent and the bed was extremely comfortable (pillows are ... Read more

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benjie116
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Like many others whom have written reviews here, I am an experienced cruiser. This was my first trip to Europe and also on MSC. Overall the experience was average (some good some bad) but I will break it down in order to help future ... Read more
Stockjock
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
620 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Just got back from a 10 day, Mediterranean cruise on the MSC Divina (9-26-15 sailing). I’ll do a very short review for those with a short attention span and a much more detailed review for those who would like an in-depth review. ... Read more
wpbro
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The ship is beautiful. Unfortunately, that is the best I have to say about the cruise. The food on the buffet was OK, but the layout left passengers being pushed and shoved trying to get to the food. Once you did get food, finding a ... Read more
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rusevasvetla
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This is our third MSC cruise. Last year we went on another Mediterranean cruise with MSC Splendida, then late February went to the Caribbean on MSC Musica and 2 days ago we came back from our cruise on MSC Divina and IT WAS GREAT!! ... Read more
ilovegoldens
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Having experienced a very chaotic cruise on MSC Preziosa last year, we thought we would give them a second chance and booked a last minute 10 day Med cruise.Whilst the organisation was better than previously, there were still problems and ... Read more

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Farnk
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Divina Hosts 4 000 'guests', which is way too much for the services it can deliver. There are long waiting times at the elevators, when getting off, at the buffet, at the excursion office desk, everywhere. In addition, to manage such a ... Read more
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DAVance
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
I am an avid cruiser. This being my 15th. Ship was nicely decorated, but no wow factors stood out for me. Wait staff and cabin staff were excellent. The balcony room was very nice and comfortable. I loved the ports, MSC did provide ... Read more
ewadsten
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I took the Fly-Cruise package for ten days this fall. This included round trip air from Chicago to Rome, a seven day cruise, and two extra nights in Rome after the cruise. All transfers were included as well. The flight ... Read more
Tene
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
i really enjoyed my cruise on MSC Divina in August 2015. I think a person's attitude is the key to enjoying any experience, especially a holiday in a different country, with a different language and culture. My attitude was that no ... Read more
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Noy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This is about a bat mitzva & 80th birthday celebration aboard the MSC Preziosa that was terrible. We are a N American family that met on board at Civitaveccia with other family also traveling from Israel. We do have experience ... Read more
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MaryP55
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
My husband and I along with 4 others boarded the MSC Divina in Civitavecchia on the 25th of July this year. Boarding was ok not too hectic. We found the ship very beautiful in décor but almost too big. We were upgraded to balcony ... Read more
llmurdie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Purchased the cruise and fly package through MSC and was extremely pleased with everything. I was traveling with my sister, we stayed in an interior stateroom and purchased the all inclusive drink package (worth the money!) Transfer from ... Read more
Gawtti
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This had to be the worse experience ever cruising. The boat was beautiful but the worker's didn't seem to want to be there to help or answer questions. They lost our bag from the start and didn't get it until 4 or 5 hrs later, I kept ... Read more
taffysmom2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
My husband and I and three other couples sailed on the Divina in the Mediterranean this sumnmer. The ship is GORGEOUS and the entertainment is the BEST we have ever seen on any cruise line. There were standing ovations at every show. The ... Read more
gwallace18
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
The staff was courteous and could not do enough for you. The dining was great, however I was surprised that lobster was charged for on the European sailing since it was not charged for on the Caribbean sailing. The state room was perfect ... Read more

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