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  • Mediterranean style in food and design
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168 MSC Senior Cruise Reviews

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Glen Aston
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
this was our second choice as our original was cancelled. Living on the continent it was easy to travel by train to Keil in north Germany to start the cruise. This was our fourth cruise with MSC and we were satisfied, as always by the ... Read more
P Sharp
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Never cruised the Med, some calling points we had never visited. Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth and slick The ship layout was excellent and we found it very easy to find our way around, the cabin was clean and well laid ... Read more
Joycezekan123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Beef on board was not good at all. Very thin cut and lots of fat. Small children on the dance floor running around while adults dancing. Good service in dining room. Entertainment staff very good. Shows excellent. Ship ... Read more
Christine B
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I chose MSC because they were going to unique ports of call that many others were not in Northern Europe. The ports of call were Gdynia (Poland), Klapedia (Lithuania), Riga (Latvia), Tallin (Estonia), St. Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki ... Read more
jgallagh1944
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
48 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sequel to my “Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” review from November 2015 – Panama Canal Cruise. This was our 2nd cruise on Divina. Our first cruise was in a standard Balcony room (13065). It was with some trepidation that ... Read more

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Trvlr37
Member Since 2001
12 reviews
2,529 forum posts
9 helpful votes
PROS - MSC Divina is gorgeous - very European and classy. - Crystal Staircase is beautiful and more gorgeous than in photos. - Lobster tail at dinner and large prawns served in main dining room. Many lines do not serve lobster ... Read more
canman273
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was my second cruise on Opera. I last travelled on her to the Black Sea thee years ago. On my last cruise I would have rated the ship four or five but this voyage had some major problems. Firstly the good points: The ship has ... Read more
lawra09
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
179 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
From embarkation to end, with the exception of Bermuda, this cruise was the worst of 60 cruises we've taken on Princess, Celebrity, Holland America, NCL and Royal Caribbean. The line was very long outside the terminal just to get into the ... Read more
Frescer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
This was our first cruise ever, so we went with no preconceived ideas and no expectations. We chose the cruises mainly on price, it was cheap and it went to interesting places in the Middle East that I wanted to go to. We knew we would ... Read more
Robert Webster
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Booked our trip to begin three days before boarding ship, wanted enough time to get over jet lag. Our trip was to be done in three legs as we started in Az. a long way from Genoa, our final destination to board ship. Arriving early was ... Read more

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Brookbank
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My partner booked this cruise as a surprise so I did not do the usual checking on reviews, wish I had done as probably would not have booked it. I am not one to do a bad review normally, I try to make the best of things but really just ... Read more
oscularia
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Never thought a cruise will be such as awfull as this. 80% Seniors and zero organization: - Not enough shadow for 10% of passangers outside while full sun. - No care for making people follow rules and not take all chairs and ... Read more
4others
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 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
caitlin6
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My friend and I (both in our seventies) go on a cruise every January and have done for over 20 years. The Preziosa was a beautiful ship and the passengers were of multiple nationalities, but the food was 99% Italian, there was no ... Read more
sagirits
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We chose this cruise as they have a separate gluten free kitchen as wife is coeliac ,and short flight from UK and places visited. The ship is huge and on occasion it got very busy and the staff struggled to cope with numbers but always ... Read more

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Leigh M Lawrence
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Fancy Ship, nice pools and spas, decorated nicely for Christmas. Some staff very helpful specially our cabin boy and our waiters, others could be rude. the people at the service desk, not all but some were difficult, but did respond when ... Read more
tglazebrook
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We usually avoid large ships at all costs, but this cruise had a special jazz program that my husband wanted to participate in. I was incredibly reluctant to go until I read about the "ship within a ship": the Yacht Club. It ... Read more
murphy2ay@btinternet.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We are back now in the UK after our cruise on MSC Magnifica, out from Venice, 7 nights on board from 1st Nov calling at ports in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Croatia and back to Venice. Just enough ports of call for one week, we were ... Read more
Tarragon
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We thought the ship was magnificent and the crew first class.Special mention should be made of the cabin steward and the waiting staff in the Velvet Lounge who were exceptional.The food we found was not as good as expected and the helpings ... Read more
lis1407
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
75 forum posts
2 helpful votes
WE BOOKED THIS CRUISE BECAUSE OF THE YACHT CLUB EXPIERENCE. ALBEID GOLD MEMBER THIS WAS THE FIRST IN YC. SAILED WITH AZAMARA+SEABOURN+SEADREAM+NCL+X+COSTA+HOLLAND AMERICA+OCEANIA.... EMBARCATION: The best so far,took 15 ... Read more

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oakesj@sbcglobal.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was my second cruise on MSC but I have cruised many times on others. The first time on MSC was on the Lyrica and it was a good experience the food was good and the ship was spotless. This time it was not (I considered taking a flight ... Read more
Grandch53dren
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Wonderful ship, truly beautiful.The staff are so friendly and warm, always happy and willing to do anything that you request.The state rooms are a really good size with everything that you need,we had a balcony and that was an added ... Read more
mavdso
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
After our very first cruise, Costa in the Caribbean, which was ok, the islands are beautiful, but even though you have a luxury cabin, there are no privileges, no priority and no flexibility ! and it cost a bomb ! we said never again ! ... Read more
cairnsl
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I have cruised extensively over year's this was a special occasion for my parent's Golden Wedding, my husband and myself we are lucky enough to be upgraded to suites on 14/15 floor room 14032, we had fantastic view's when arriving in ... Read more
gedjon1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was my first real cruise trip so was pleasantly surprised how good it was . Firstly the whole check in and out process works really well considering the number of passengers. The airport is used to the sort of numbers so it all flows ... Read more

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