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99 MSC Rome (Civitavecchia) Cruise Reviews
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packedtogoaway
Member Since 2013
1 review
52 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I was attracted to the low price but would travel again because of the great service and good food. There were lots of food choices, especially for vegetarians. I found the food in the buffet better than the dining room, but the dining ... Read more
Carryondi1
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose MSC Magnifica as we had sailed with MSC twice before on the Fantasia and the Orchestra,and could not fault either ship, and the cost of an MSC cruise is very favourable So it is the Magnifica that has finally burst the MSC bubble ... Read more
CoupleUK
Member Since 2004
9 reviews
349 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
atbrouss
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Having just moved to Europe, our family was looking for a way to link the cities we wanted to see in the Eastern Mediterranean. MSC offered the perfect cruise itinerary at the most affordable price. Our schedule was fairly limited, so we ... Read more
Brynaman Steve
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Joined the ship in Rome which was smooth and effortless. Ship is lovely and clean, balcony cabin was par for the course albeit cupboard space a bit tight for 17 days, shame our maid lacked the little touches, like ensuring we had the ... Read more
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JoDaz
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This is the 4th cruise we have done with MSC, and it was wonderful again. We upgraded to Yacht Club again and the service, food and accommodation were all lovely. The staff are very attentive and always seem to be there at the right ... Read more
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Unhappy from Cornwall
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise for the destinations, and were informed it was of a very high standard. Sadly this was not the case. Dirty buffet tables and mugs. Deck 5 stank of cigarettes. Excluding the Indonesian staff, some were badly ... Read more
1fakind
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Having very recently completed a cruise on the MSC Presioza, I feel compelled to write a review because I read so many negative ones prior to booking mine, that I was somewhat apprehensive about my choice. But I just have to say the cruise ... Read more
LikeToTravelaLot
Member Since 2016
1 review
33 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this MSC Cruise (our first with MSC) as the dates suited and the ports were very appealing to us. As this was our 8th cruise (enjoyed all 7 previous cruises with RCL (5), Carnival (1) and Princess (1)) we understood that all ... Read more
Emerald66
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Our 7 night cruise in the "Yacht Club" section started well being picked up at the airport by a driver and taken to the port however the experience rapidly deteriorated....the description of the embarkation process was nothing ... Read more
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TSanti20
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
The only thing that was satisfying on this ship was the overall appearance of the boat. Service was terrible. Ports were so far from shore. Food was not the greatest. Activities-not too many on board. Me and my Fiance took this cruise ... Read more
Shelbywhite829
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
My husband and I have been on MANY Caribbean cruises together and individually, but this was our first Mediterranean cruise so we were extremely excited! We flew into Rome early in order to have a day there to explore before taking the ... Read more
Mal555
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I read the reviews about this ship extensively before sailing, and have to admit most of the negative ones are quite accurate, this is not a luxury cruise, but a functional ferry, guests embark and disembark at every port. We chose it ... Read more
Breezer1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 helpful votes
We were very pleased with our first MSC Cruise so we decided to Cruise with them again . Our ship was the MSC Proezia one of the newest MSC Ships . We chose a balcony stateroom on the 11th deck . The room was typically small but no ... Read more
mmishreki@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Overall the ship itself is fine. The amenities are plentiful. The room is adequate (not large but not terribly small either). Here's a breakdown of each item: Itinerary - Excellent ports of call. They were all about the same, ... Read more
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d_12010@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Long awaited couples holiday. Issues unfortunately started even before we got on the ship. Total disorganisation at the luggage drop off at the port, no direction from the MSC staff. The MSC cruise registration person that we met took our ... Read more
PaxRyan
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The food was horrible - i tried to get as many meals as i could off the ship. And the service in the restaurants was extremely bad. One night we waited more than 30minutes before getting bread, water or drinks. Another night we asked for a ... Read more
Joymaree
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We thought the price was exceptional and we were very interested in all the ports that we got to stop at. I had read a lot of negative reviews before our cruise and if I had read them before booking I definitely would not have chosen to ... Read more
drscrcritic
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
12 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
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4others
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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
11 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
5 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
kbinbkk
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 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
8 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
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